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Temporary Streetcar of the Future for Vancouver

Posted on October 17, 2008
In less than 25 years, the City of Vancouver is taking yet another opportunity to unveil a new rail transportation system when it hosts a global event. Similar to when the ExpoLine of Vancouver's SkyTrain was built in time for the Expo '86 World's Fair, the city announced on September 30, 2008, that it plans to conduct a pilot project of a modern streetcar service when it hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics. Dubbed The Olympic Line - Vancouver's 2010 Streetcar, this transportation project will connect Granville Island to the Canada Line Olympic Village Station [...]

NB Waste Commissions Turning Garbage into Green Energy

Posted on October 10, 2008
A New Brunswick landfill site is not letting its waste go to waste. It plans to transform its garbage into green energy. The Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation proposes to convert methane gas arising from its Berry Mills landfill in Moncton into electricity. The corporation hopes that within a year it will produce a megawatt of electricity from methane, worth about a million dollars per year. Bill Slater, general manager of the Westmorland-Albert commission, estimated the Berry Mills landfill gas could eventually produce three megawatts annually. In [...]

Stuart Olson Awarded $63M in Contracts

Posted on October 7, 2008
The Churchill Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary Stuart Olson Constructors has been awarded two new contracts with the Alberta government. A new $45-million high school will be built on land at the corner of 69th Street and 17th Avenue S.W. in Calgary, clearing the way for the west leg of LRT to run through the existing Ernest Manning site located at the corner of 17th Avenue and 33rd Street S.W. The new high school will be jointly funded through a memorandum of understanding between Alberta Infrastructure, the City of Calgary and the Calgary Board [...]

Kasian to Redesign Edmonton Landmark

Posted on October 7, 2008
Kasian, a global design firm, has been selected to lead the design of the Federal Building and Centennial Plaza project in Edmonton. The existing landmark building, originally constructed in 1958, has been unoccupied since 1989, and is now scheduled to undergo a contemporary transformation. The new design focuses on preservation and sustainability, drawing inspiration from the art deco style of the original architecture. The commission was awarded by Alberta Infrastructure after a public competitive process. The project, situated on the Edmonton Legislature [...]

$2M for Waterfront Property: Port Metro Vancouver

Posted on October 2, 2008
Port Metro Vancouver has announced it will contribute $2 million to the Corporation of Delta for the acquisition of the Seven Seas Fishing Company site in Ladner. The purchase of this property will help Delta secure public waterfront land to revitalize Ladner Harbour. The $2-million contribution is being made by the Port as part of the Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Amenities Fund. The Deltaport Third Berth Project will add a third berth and twenty hectares of container storage to the existing Deltaport container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta. Originally [...]

Stantec Designing New P3 Hospitals in B.C.

Posted on October 2, 2008
Stantec has been named part of the Infusion Health consortia engaged to deliver the largest single investment on record in the health system for the Interior of British Columbia. The $432.5-million expansion project is being undertaken as a public-private partnership (P3) between Infusion Health and the Interior Health Authority of British Columbia. Stantec is designing several facets of the project, including the architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil, and LEED consulting services for both the Kelowna and Vernon hospitals. Infusion Health [...]

Manitoba Business Initiative to Support Inland Port Development

Posted on September 26, 2008
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the province of Manitoba announced on September 19, 2008, $80,000 in joint funding for a private sector-led initiative to identify and attract new business investment to Manitoba’s inland port. The goal of the Chamber’s new Business Call program will be to seek out and act on the expertise of local CEOs who work in organizations or are connected to industries most likely to be interested in locating to the province’s inland port. On September 10, 2008, the province introduced legislation creating CentrePort [...]

Four Honoured with 2008 Canadian Transportation Awards

Posted on September 26, 2008
Transport Canada, along with the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), today announced the winners of the 2008 Canadian Transportation Awards, recognizing leadership, excellence and achievement in the transportation sector. The recipients of the four transportation awards are having a positive impact on the way we travel and move goods in Canada and around the world. Ron Harmer, of Victoria, B.C., received the Transportation Person of the Year award for his leadership role in advancing the adoption of cleaner fuels and sustainable [...]

B.C.’s EAO to Assess 130-Megawatt Hydro Project

Posted on September 24, 2008
Plutonic Power's application for an environmental assessment certificate for the 130-megawatt Upper Toba Valley run-of-river hydroelectric project has been accepted by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. The Upper Toba Valley run-of-river project is comprised of three generation facilities on Jimmie Creek, Dalgleish Creek and the Upper Toba River and will utilize the same transmission line being built for Plutonic's 196 MW Toba/Montrose project, which has been under construction since July 2007. The Upper Toba Valley project has now been formally accepted [...]

British Columbia and Squamish First Nation Sign Sea-to-Sky Agreement

Posted on September 19, 2008
The government of British Columbia and the Squamish First Nation signed an historic Sea-to-Sky agreement on September 12, 2008. The agreement allows the province to widen the Sea-to-Sky Highway through portions of the Squamish claimed traditional territory, while enabling the Squamish to pursue economic development opportunities created by the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project and the 2010 Winter Games. Previously, on December 15, 2006, the government of British Columbia and the Lil'wat First Nation signed a similar agreement. These agreements give [...]
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