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Prov. approves special authority to investigate Manitoba Hydro

Posted on April 19, 2017
The Manitoba government has passed an Order in Council (OIC) providing the Public Utilities Board (PUB) with special authority to access information on Manitoba Hydro’s financial health, capital expenditure plans, cost overruns, and asset values during the process of the 2017–18 General Rate Application (GRA). The announcement was made by Finance Minister Cameron Friesen, minister responsible for the PUB, who said, “Serious concerns have been raised in recent months about the debt of Manitoba Hydro and its impact on both the corporation and the province’s [...]

$37M in funding for Manitoba water & wastewater projects

Posted on April 18, 2017
The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced investment in provincial infrastructure as they continue to develop modern, reliable water and wastewater services. The governments perceive these investments as safeguarding public health and well-being, protecting provincial waterways, and preserving local ecosystems. Today, Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, were in Elie to announce [...]

$40M interchange builds local economy, $4B economic opportunity

Posted on April 17, 2017
The Government of Alberta, the City of Calgary, and Brookfield Residential are working together to build a new interchange at Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2) and 212 Avenue SE. The interchange off Alberta’s busiest highway will provide a new access point for the south Calgary neighbourhoods of Cranston, Seton, and the future district of Rangeview. Project costs will be shared equally by all three partners. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $40 million. Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, said, “As Calgary continues to grow, this interchange [...]

CaGBC comments on release of Manitoba budget

Posted on April 13, 2017
The Canada Green Building Council has released a statement following Tuesday’s announcement of the 2017-18 Manitoba budget. “Following the release of the 2017 Manitoba provincial budget, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (MB CaGBC), is pleased to see that there is continued commitment to a Manitoba Climate Plan, and that investment in green infrastructure will be a key strategy going forward. The chapter eagerly awaits the details of this plan and will continue to contribute on behalf of the green building community in our province. In [...]

Shortlisted proponents named for wastewater treatment project

Posted on April 11, 2017
Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design, build, partially finance, operate, and maintain the Residuals Treatment Facility over a 20-year term for the Wastewater Treatment Project. Residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will be piped to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be treated and turned into what are known as "Class A" biosolids. These biosolids are a high quality by-product safe for further use. Seven [...]

Lions Gate wastewater treatment plant contract awarded

Posted on April 7, 2017
Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. The ADAPT team has been selected to design and construct the new plant, which will provide secondary sewage treatment services to a population of about 200,000 residents of three municipalities and two First Nations on the North Shore. ADAPT was one of three bids shortlisted for the project. The consortium includes: Acciona Infrastructure, Dialog Design, Amec Foster Wheeler, and TetraTech. The plant will [...]

Site C's Turbine and Generator Contractor Has Mobilized to the Site

Posted on April 4, 2017
Yesterday, BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone as the turbines and generators contractor, Voith Hydro Canada, mobilized to the construction site. Voit, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply, and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for Site C. “This is another important step forward for the Site C project,” said Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “The turbines and generators are a critical component of this project as they’ll generate [...]

New justice centre coming to Red Deer

Posted on March 30, 2017
A new justice centre with 12 courtrooms and space for dispute resolution services will be built to serve Red Deer and central Alberta residents. The new Red Deer Justice Centre will address a prolonged space shortage in the current courthouse to help meet the region’s justice needs. Since the existing courthouse was built in the 1980s, the city’s population has almost doubled and the surrounding area’s population has also increased substantially. The facility will increase the number of courtrooms in central Alberta from seven to 12 and create [...]

B.C. investing in new BCIT Health Sciences Centre

Posted on March 30, 2017
The Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $66.6 million and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is providing $11.7 million towards the four-storey, 10,355 square metre (111,460 square-feet) new Health Sciences Centre for Advanced Simulation (HSCAS). The new $78.3 million centre will be one of the largest centres for health simulation training in Canada, and will be unique in its ability to replicate a variety of hospital and laboratory settings. In addition to providing modern teaching and learning spaces, the new centre will enable [...]

B.C. commits $113 million to Trans-Canada expansion project

Posted on March 29, 2017
The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the highway between 202nd Street and 216th Street. The long-term objective is to six-lane the Highway 1 corridor between 202nd Street and Whatcom Road (Highway 11) in Abbotsford. Phase 2 of the project will include: eight kilometres of six-laning on Highway [...]
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