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CC&L Infrastructure, Desjardins purchase stake in South Fraser Perimeter Road

Posted on December 12, 2016
Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins announced the acquisition of a majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road from ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., the Star America Infrastructure Fund, and Ledcor Infrastructure Investments Inc. ACS will retain a minority equity interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road and an ACS-led O&M company established by ACS and Ledcor will act as the operation & maintenance provider for the project going forward. The South Fraser Perimeter Road project is a public-private [...]

Contract awarded for Bipole III transmission line work

Posted on December 7, 2016
Rockstad, a subsidiary of Carillion Canada, has been selected by Manitoba Hydro as the preferred provider for the next phase of its $4.6 billion Bipole lll high-voltage transmission line project. The project involves clearing rights of way, the installation of access roads, foundations and anchors, the assembly of towers, and the stringing of cables for three packages of the Bipole lll project, which includes 1,384 km of transmission lines and two converter stations, starting at Keewatinohk in Northern Manitoba and ending at Sandy Bay Ojiway First Nation [...]

Construction of new military infrastructure begins in Edmonton

Posted on December 5, 2016
Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities and member of parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, on behalf of minister of defence Harjit S. Sajjan, held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction work of a new $39-million facility for Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) and Armoured Engineer Vehicles (AEV) at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton. 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton requires this new facility to shelter 43 TAPV and 14 of the 18 AEV that will be delivered to this location starting in 2017 [...]

$500 million for transit projects in Alberta

Posted on December 5, 2016
The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced new funding for 89 public transit projects across the province, for a total investment of more than $500 million. The funding includes $270.3 million for 52 new projects across Alberta through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding – just over $132.9 million – while the province is investing more than $79.4 million through Alberta’s Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP). Municipalities are contributing the balance of [...]

TransLink plan receives phase 1 approval

Posted on November 24, 2016
The Lower Mainland Mayors Council has approved phase one of the 10-year transit plan for the region, which includes $2 billion in transit improvements. According to an article from Metro News, the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation, along with the TransLink board of directors, approved the phase 1 plan on Wednesday. The 10-year plan calls for a $7.5 billion investments in upgrades and new lines, including the Surrey LRT, Broadway subway, and replacement of the Pattullo Bridge. Pre-construction work for all three major projects will commence as [...]

Manitoba announces $502 million for transportation infrastructure

Posted on November 21, 2016
Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the year’s construction tendering schedule, with $502 million in investments for the province’s road, bridge, and highway network. “Manitoba‘s new government is showing a strong commitment to provincial infrastructure with $502 million in planned investments for 2017-18 and a commitment of $500 million per year over each of the following four years,” Pedersen said. “This stable, predictable, five-year funding allows industry the time to plan and invest both in the coming year and beyond.” The [...]

$35 million for Alberta's municipal transport infrastructure

Posted on November 16, 2016
Alberta has updated its Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) to better meet the needs of municipalities. In 2017-2018, $35 million in funding for local road bridges, resource roads, and community airports will be available to smaller towns, municipal districts, and counties. This investment is expected to support more than 200 jobs across the province as approved projects get underway in 2017. Stakeholders were consulted this past spring to inform the changes that have been made to improve the program’s criteria before being re-launched. “The [...]

Estevan secures funding for water infrastructure

Posted on November 11, 2016
In Saskatchewan, new federal and provincial funding will be going toward a project in the City of Estevan. The city will be constructing a residuals management facility to treat the wastewater generated by its water treatment plant using an effective and low-energy treatment process. This will help to protect the local environment, including the Souris River watershed. The project also includes the construction of a new water intake and pipeline to access the Rafferty Reservoir. This will help the city provide high-quality drinking water to local residents [...]

$107 million for Edmonton stormwater management

Posted on November 10, 2016
On November 9th, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced a $107,081,000 stormwater management project in the city. The provincial contribution was directed by the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP), a multi-year grant program supporting the development of long-term resilience to flood and drought events, which also supports integrated planning and healthy functioning watersheds. The federal funding comes through the ungoing government investments under the green infrastructure arm [...]

Alberta outlines process for its Renewable Electricity Program

Posted on November 8, 2016
The Alberta government will set clear timelines for developing renewable electricity like wind and solar, and a competitive bidding process structured to limit costs. The Renewable Electricity Program will add 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 using a competitive process, administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). This will put Alberta on a path to achieve its target of 30 per cent renewable electricity by that time. “This program is built on the recommendations from the AESO, who studied jurisdictions around [...]
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