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QUEST and Pollution Probe announced that three new pilot communities have been selected to participate in the development of the Smart Energy Communities Scorecard. The communities are Beaconsfield, Quebec; Campbell River, British Columbia; and Markham, Ontario. “Campbell River is committed to demonstrating leadership on climate action and as part of…

December 11, 2018 @ 11:05am

Smart Cities continue to be one of the most discussed subjects in the Canadian infrastructure landscape. And it’s for good reason. The Canada-wide Smart Cities Challenge caused communities to think about what would make their city smarter, whether that relates to security, health and safety, mobility, energy, resilience, or one…

December 11, 2018 @ 10:52am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have committed funding for Phase 2 of the Massey Hall Revitalization project. Ontario is investing $30 million, which has been matched by the Government of Canada. "Our government's investment will enable the historic Massey Hall to continue promoting the arts and inspiring future generations…

December 10, 2018 @ 4:01pm

The Government of Ontario has followed through on one of its key election promises in announcing the repeal of the Green Energy Act, 2009, "The Green Energy Repeal Act eliminates a piece of legislation that introduced disastrous changes to Ontario's energy system that led to rising electricity rates for families…

December 07, 2018 @ 11:28am

The Government of Nova Scotia and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax announced plans to double the size of the emergency department and replace an aging MRI scanner. The expansion will help address the increase in patients being seen at the emergency department and accommodate more complex cases. Over the…

December 05, 2018 @ 10:10am

A road toll on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway would largely impact commuters with incomes above the median, meaning that concerns about lower-income commuters being disproportionately affected need not take this effective solution off the table. In fact, the likelihood of being impacted by the proposed road…

December 05, 2018 @ 9:29am

Statistics Canada has released its latest in its series of results from the 2016 Core Public Infrastructure Survey. The latest information provides a glimpse into the state of public transit asset across Canada. According to the data released, 315 government organizations across Canada owned public transit assets in 2016, 292…

December 04, 2018 @ 11:02am

Waterfront Toronto and all three orders of government have taken another step for waterfront revitalization in Toronto by breaking ground on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project. This winter, Waterfront Toronto will start excavation on a kilometre-long river valley, a natural spillway and…

November 30, 2018 @ 11:24am

Bruce Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Framatome valued at $18.7 million covering a range of innovations and new activities, including operational improvements for its nuclear reactors. These modernizations, planned for Bruce A and Bruce B, are an important component of the facility’s Life-Extension Program, which will…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:55am

The Government of Ontario has announced its intentions to rebuild the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. To begin this work, Premier Doug Ford announced a $500,000 grant to fund early planning. "I'm here today to commit to the good people in West Niagara: we're going to build you the hospital you…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:18am

The Manitoba government is calling on the federal government to do its part to ensure the timely completion of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels. “We will not allow the delays of the past to be repeated,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.  “The costs and consequences of…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:08am

The Alberta government is introducing a new funding approach for the province’s two biggest cities. If passed, the City Charters Fiscal Framework Act would provide Edmonton and Calgary with infrastructure funding tied to provincial revenues, meaning they would share in Alberta’s future revenue growth. The proposed legislation is part of…

November 30, 2018 @ 9:41am

An environmental assessment certificate has been issued to BC Hydro and Power Authority for the Revelstoke Generating Station Unit 6 project (Revelstoke 6 project), following a decision by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.…

November 30, 2018 @ 9:23am

A sod-turning ceremony was held to celebrate the beginning of construction of the Town of Gander’s new wastewater treatment plant. Representatives of the federal government and Percy Farwell, Mayor of Gander, joined Gander MHA John Haggie for the event. “This is a big day for the Town of Gander, as…

November 27, 2018 @ 10:05am

Today is a critical moment to act on the future of the labour force in construction, says an industry group that has launched a survey to measure trades workers’ job satisfaction. “We’ve seen labour shortages on and off in different sub-trades for more than a decade,” said Andrew Pariser, chair…

November 27, 2018 @ 9:28am

Two engineering firms have been awarded the contracts for engineering design and construction oversight for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project. “The Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project is vital to protect Manitobans who have sacrificed so much because of flooding,” said Infrastructure…

November 26, 2018 @ 2:00pm

The government of Manitoba will proceed with $20 million in infrastructure projects for the remainder of the 2018-19 fiscal year, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced. “Our government continues to focus our investment on maintaining our provincial highway network, ensuring that Manitobans see their money at work each and every day,”…

November 22, 2018 @ 12:32pm

The B.C. government is providing funding to expand on-campus housing by 25 per cent at the University of Victoria (UVic). The UVic project is the second to access the BC Student Housing Loan Program, a $450-million initiative launched in this year’s provincial budget to make housing more affordable and available…

November 22, 2018 @ 12:08pm

A new intensive care unit (ICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) will help meet the demands of a growing and aging population and offer improved care for critically ill patients. “Patients will be able to receive the high levels of care they require in a more modern facility, which…

November 22, 2018 @ 11:45am

After a review of 33 submissions from architectural firms from around the world, and a shortlist of five finalists, the evaluation committee for the new joint facility shared by Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada has recommended entering into negotiations with the consortium of Diamond Schmitt Architects and…

November 22, 2018 @ 11:27am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $248 million for new school infrastructure in four First Nations in northern Manitoba. Bunibonibee Cree Nation, God's Lake First Nation, Manto Sipi Cree Nation, and Wasagamack First Nation have signed a contract to build four new schools in their communities. Funding…

November 19, 2018 @ 1:12pm

The Government of Canada has announced that four contracts were awarded for maintenance and construction work along the Alaska Highway that will give the community access to a safer and modern roadway with improved circulation. The maintenance and construction work consists of converting a 33-kilometre portion of the highway from…

November 19, 2018 @ 1:03pm

The Government of Alberta has announced that the renovation of CapitalCare Norwood will begin in the summer of 2019. The extensive renovation, redevelopment, and expansion will include a new 40,000-square-metre main building and will increase the number of post-acute, complex long-term care and palliative care beds from 205 to 350.…

November 14, 2018 @ 1:48pm

Federal and territorial officials joined Inuvik mayor Natasha Kulikowski to announce $40 million in funding for the Inuvik Wind Generation project. This is the first project under the Government of Canada's new Arctic Energy Fund, which supports energy security in Northern communities. "Investments in green infrastructure projects are not only…

November 14, 2018 @ 9:38am

Blaine Higgs, the 34th Premier of New Brunswick, has named his new Executive Council. Here are the key appointments impacting infrastructure development in the province: Bill Oliver has been named the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Oliver was first elected to the legislative assembly in 2014 for the riding of…

November 13, 2018 @ 2:11pm

The head of the Canada Infrastructure Bank has provided a glimpse into the quality and quantity of conversations his team has had regarding potential infrastructure investments. Speaking at the 26th annual Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference in Toronto, Bank CEO Pierre Lavalleé provided an overview of how conversations about…

November 08, 2018 @ 11:12am

Building Canada’s largest city to accommodate the demands of the decades to come is the challenge facing urban developers building Toronto. At the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Toronto Symposium 2018, more than 200 urban developers and associated stakeholders gathered at Evergreen Brick Works to discuss current development ongoing in Toronto,…

November 07, 2018 @ 8:22pm

The Government of Ontario has announced it will conduct a Market Sounding Initiative in an effort to ensure that infrastructure built in the province meets the highest possible standards. Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton was at the 26th annual Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference in Toronto where he spoke…

November 06, 2018 @ 11:29am

Christine Hill has stepped into the role of chair for the Consulting Engineers of Ontario’s (CEO) board of directors as Jeremy Carkner steps down to pursue a career path in a different industry. Hill is highly regarded in the field due to her activity in a number of industry associations…

November 06, 2018 @ 8:37am

The public-private partnership model has been, for the most part, a success story for infrastructure development in Canada. It has produced complex infrastructure projects on time, and on budget, and a lower long-term cost than some traditional builds. But no model is perfect, and the P3 model could use some…

November 05, 2018 @ 8:15pm

BC Transit has announced that Erinn Pinkerton has been appointed as the organization’s president and CEO. She had been in the role of interim President and CEO for BC Transit since April 25, 2018. Based on her outstanding performance in that role, the Board has unanimously decided to appoint her…

November 02, 2018 @ 1:41pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Minister Jim Carr, have announced that, by the end of November, the rail line that serves Churchill, Manitoba will resume its operations, servicing both passengers, and freight. They also announced more than $3.8 million toward 40 projects that will increase tourism, provide skills training,…

November 02, 2018 @ 8:47am

The Government of Alberta has announced a $1 billion investment for the Valley Line West LRT in Edmonton. The route expansion will move 60,000 Edmontonians between downtown and Lewis Estates every day, providing a faster commute which will mean more time to spend with families and friends. The province is…

November 01, 2018 @ 2:37pm

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced that Jay Grewal will succeed Kelvin Shepherd as president and chief executive officer of Manitoba Hydro, effective February 4, 2019. “I am honoured to announce the appointment of Jay Grewal as the first female president and CEO of one of our province’s most important…

November 01, 2018 @ 11:29am

Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Water District) has awarded a $267 million contract for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia to a joint venture between Aecon (40 per cent) and Traylor Bros Inc. (60 per cent). The scope of work includes construction of two shafts, one on…

November 01, 2018 @ 11:14am

Environment and Climate Change Canada has released a new video showing the development of the Randle Reef project in Hamilton. The Randle Reef project is a contaminated sediment remediation project located in Hamilton Harbour, on the western edge of Lake Ontario. It represents the largest contaminated sediment site on the…

November 01, 2018 @ 10:01am

Manitoba Hydro is in the process of finalizing a deal that would see it sell 215 megawatts of hydroelectricity to SaskPower. “Manitoba is Canada’s greenest province,” said Crown Services Minister Colleen Mayer. “Manitoba Hydro’s supply of clean, green hydroelectric power helps reduce carbon emissions in neighboring jurisdictions, presenting tremendous opportunities.…

October 30, 2018 @ 8:41am

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that the overpass project at Martensville and Warman will open to traffic this fall, nearly one year ahead of schedule. “Martensville and Warman are two of Saskatchewan’s fastest-growing communities and we are thrilled to see the opening of these overpasses to traffic,” Highways and…

October 30, 2018 @ 8:35am

The Government of Canada has announced that the new Champlain Bridge Corridor project will not open on December 21st, 2018 as originally mandated as part of the contract signed between the Government of Canada and the successful proponent. During a technical briefing at the site, Signature on the St. Lawrence…

October 26, 2018 @ 8:47am

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has issued new mandate letters to each of his cabinet ministers, outlining his renewed priorities for each portfolio. “Cabinet ministers are responsible for leading their departments through the day-to-day challenges while also ensuring we as a government achieve the goals we have set out,” Pallister said.…

October 26, 2018 @ 8:38am

Infrastructure had a significant impact on the election campaign in Manitoba, as voters continue to encourage its leaders to increase spending to shrink a growing deficit province-wide. According to data from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, the province’s infrastructure deficit sits at over $11 billion, or more than $10,000 per…

October 24, 2018 @ 9:39pm

Choke points for people travelling across the Fraser River will be significantly reduced with the next round of work starting on the Alex Fraser Bridge and the completion of the new interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue. “The improved and completed interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue will…

October 24, 2018 @ 12:53pm

Manitoba’s Finance Minister Scott Fielding has announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) will assist the Manitoba government in developing and implementing a procurement modernization strategy to achieve better results and cost savings for the taxpayer. “Manitobans are smart shoppers who expect government to do the same,” said Fielding. “The province currently…

October 24, 2018 @ 10:04am

Proposed changes to the Parking Rights Tax will help TransLink fund major transit and transportation improvements to keep people and goods moving quickly, safely and affordably in Metro Vancouver. Changes to the Parking Rights Tax are part of TransLink’s Phase 2 Investment Plan and will help the region fund its…

October 24, 2018 @ 8:51am

The Government of Ontario, under Premier Doug Ford, has decided to cancel plans for three new post-secondary education campuses across Southern Ontario. The campuses had been approved, and funded, but the previous government under Premier Kathleen Wynne. Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities provided the following statement to announce the…

October 24, 2018 @ 8:41am

The governments of Yukon and Alaska are working together to secure funding to improve the Shakwak Project – the section of highway from Haines, Alaska, to Beaver Creek, Yukon. The State of Alaska and the Government of Yukon collaborated on a $25 million (USD) submission to the new United States…

October 23, 2018 @ 1:31pm

Municipal election night in Ontario saw races throughout the province fought over future investments in community infrastructure. Most of province’s largest cities, including Toronto, Hamilton, and London to name a few, saw infrastructure rise to the forefront of debate during the 2018 campaign. In the Greater Toronto Area, the fight…

October 22, 2018 @ 10:13pm

Stantec announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P (Oaktree). The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of MWH Constructors’ UK and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors, Inc. MWH Constructors joined Stantec through the…

October 22, 2018 @ 8:41am

With so many incumbent mayors choosing not to run, the British Columbia municipal election was bound to bring some new faces to leadership positions throughout the province. Nowhere was this more the case than in the Greater Vancouver Area, where ten mayors chose not to run for re-election: Vancouver Mayor…

October 21, 2018 @ 7:17am

Manitoba government Crown Services Minister Colleen Mayer has announced the appointment of Gordon Campbell to conduct an economic review of the development of two major Manitoba Hydro projects. “Mr. Campbell has been appointed pursuant to The Manitoba Evidence Act to review the planning and decision-making processes relating to the Keeyask…

October 19, 2018 @ 8:38am

The board of directors of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) has announced that Tonja Leach has been appointed as the organization’s new executive director. Leach has been with QUEST since its inception in 2007 in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. She has been instrumental in establishing…

October 18, 2018 @ 8:12am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is inviting applications for the 2019-20 municipal infrastructure programs. Applications are being accepted for funding through the provincial Municipal Capital Works Program and the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Municipalities, local service districts, engineering consultants, regional service boards and Inuit community governments, non-profit organizations,…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:55am

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its fall tender package for its provincial highway network, projects that will be worked on during the 2019 construction season. The fall tender plan includes more than 25 planned projects and more than 600 kilometres (km) of highway work. “A lot has been accomplished…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:45am

The largest transportation project in Saskatchewan’s history, the Regina Bypass, is approximately 90 per cent complete. “The Regina Bypass is on schedule and the remaining construction will be completed by October of next year,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “We are very pleased with the progress of the…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:38am

The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Ont. reached a construction milestone, with the topping off of the structure just 14 months after construction began. Both provincial and federal officials joined members of the construction and hospital teams to recognize the accomplishment, including Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton…

October 16, 2018 @ 10:12am

Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada) has announced its first Parksmart certified parking structures in Canada. Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s existing G Parkade southwest parking garage achieved Parksmart certification at the Pioneer level for existing parking structures by achieving over 90 points, and Yorkdale’s newly constructed E Parkade east structure…

October 16, 2018 @ 8:58am

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has announced the election of Gary J. Bale as its new chair, with past-chair Samuel (Uel) McFall ending his two-year term as chair. The election took place at the CDBI annual general meeting, held in conjunction with CDBI’s 2018 National Design-Build Conference. Also announced at…

October 16, 2018 @ 8:35am

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $20 million in federal-provincial funding to upgrade electrical systems at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant. The remainder of the estimated $32.1 million project will be funded by the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation, which is owned by the cities of…

October 09, 2018 @ 12:47pm

On October 10th, Canada Infrastructure Bank board chair Janice Fukakusa will officially be installed as Ryerson University's first-ever female chancellor. Succeeding Lawrence Bloomberg, Fukakusa’s appointment will be for a three-year term, and will make her Ryerson’s fifth chancellor. The chancellor, who is the ceremonial head of the university, acts as…

October 05, 2018 @ 9:13am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is adjusting the cost share ratios for new municipal infrastructure projects to make it easier for communities to construct roads and build community centres via the Investing in Canada Plan. Premier Dwight Ball announced the new cost share ratios which will lower the municipal…

October 05, 2018 @ 9:03am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed Andrée Robichaud as the new chief executive officer of the Central Regional Health Authority effective November 5, 2018. The appointment is for a five-year term. Robichaud has a broad background in rural and urban health care and government, and brings extensive strategic,…

October 05, 2018 @ 8:57am

Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman joined Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University Hospital Foundation to announce new funding support for a new neurosciences intensive care unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. The $12-million investment will support further planning and functional design work for the project beginning in early…

October 05, 2018 @ 8:38am

The Nova Scotia government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) unveiled a milestone in the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, as plans for the new Halifax Infirmary site were unveiled. “The Halifax Infirmary is the heart of the redevelopment of the QEII,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “The…

October 04, 2018 @ 10:42am

Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina, S.A.B. de C.V. (IDEAL), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to invest in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometre toll road in Mexico. The investment will enhance…

October 04, 2018 @ 9:24am

The board of Fraser Health has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Victoria Lee as president and chief executive officer for Fraser Health. “Dr. Lee has an extensive background with Fraser Health and we are excited she will be able to step into the role, where she will be able to…

October 04, 2018 @ 8:22am

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $896 million in federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over the next decade for infrastructure projects. These projects will be cost-shared with the Saskatchewan government, municipalities, and other partners. Today’s…

October 03, 2018 @ 12:59pm

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Greengen Holdings Ltd. (Greengen) and Sts’ailes Energy Development Limited Partnership (Sts’ailes) to acquire a majority interest in Bremner Trio Hydro Corp., which owns two construction-stage, run-of-river hydropower facilities aggregating approximately 50 megawatts (MW)…

October 03, 2018 @ 9:57am

Pierre Lavallée, president and chief executive officer of Canada Infrastructure Bank, has announced that Nicholas Hann is joining the organization as head of investments, effective immediately. Hann has more than 25 years of experience in the structuring and financing of major infrastructure projects around the world. He will implement the…

October 03, 2018 @ 8:29am

The Government of Alberta is seeking proposals for large-scale solar energy providers to meet more than half of its green power needs. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open to procure solar power equivalent to about 55 per cent of the government’s annual electricity needs. This will allow the…

October 02, 2018 @ 1:15pm

The Liberal dominance in Quebec has come to a crashing halt, after the Coalition Avenir Quebec secured a majority government in the October 1st provincial election. Minus an 18-month hiccup that saw the Parti Quebecois capture a minority government, the Liberals had been in power of the 125-member National Assembly…

October 02, 2018 @ 9:03am

Progress continues on Melville’s new water infrastructure project, which will serve about 6,000 people in the area when fully operational. Construction is underway on a new water treatment plant. It will connect to the project’s water supply phase, which was funded in part by the federal and provincial governments. “Once…

October 02, 2018 @ 8:59am

EllisDon Corporation and Kinetic Construction announced they have been selected to provide Construction Management Services for the $135 million New Student Housing and Dining Facility in Victoria, British Columbia, following a competitive bid process. The phased project will provide much needed on-campus housing for approximately 780 students. "EllisDon and Kinetic…

September 28, 2018 @ 1:40pm

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that they have signed a fixed priced contract with Bridging North America to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The announcement also signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and construction can begin. The fixed-priced contract…

September 28, 2018 @ 11:19am

The reassembly of the Unit 2 reactor at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (GS) is now underway nearly two years after OPG and its project partners began the Darlington Refurbishment. “We’re now past the half-way mark on our Unit 2 refurbishment schedule,” said Dietmar Reiner, OPG’s Senior Vice President of Nuclear…

September 26, 2018 @ 1:22pm

New maintenance contracts have been awarded for two service areas in the Southern Interior, contracts, which include tougher standards for clearing roadways and communicating with the public. The contract for Service Area 09, which is responsible for provincial roadways in the Grand Forks and Castlegar areas, was awarded to Yellowhead…

September 26, 2018 @ 7:39am

The British Columbia government is moving forward with the next phase of a massive expansion of Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) in New Westminster. This new phase will include a new acute care tower and an expanded emergency department. In making the announcement, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said Phase 2…

September 25, 2018 @ 7:46am

Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has approved a large-scale wind energy project in the province, the first of its kind to be approved under The Environmental Assessment Act. Located south of Herbert, the Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be developed and operated by Algonquin Power Co. (a subsidiary of…

September 20, 2018 @ 12:45pm

Glen Carlin has resigned as chief executive officer of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI). The JCCBI is the Crown corporation responsible for the operation and maintenance of multiple federally-owned structures in the Montreal region. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne released the following statement regarding the resignation:…

September 19, 2018 @ 12:38pm

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Black Rock Tidal Power for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy. The permit allows Black Rock Tidal Power to test a 280-kilowatt floating platform, called the PLAT-I, for up to six…

September 19, 2018 @ 10:04am

Ontario's robust construction market generates almost 26 million cubic metres of excess construction soil every year – enough dirt to fill Toronto's Rogers Centre 16 times. About $2 billion is spent annually to manage excess soil – which comes from civil infrastructure projects such as transit, roads, bridges, sewers, watermains,…

September 18, 2018 @ 12:57pm

The Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) held its annual general meeting at Blue Springs Golf Club on Sept. 14, announcing a new board of directors who will lead the organization for the year ahead. Jeremy Carkner, Morrison Hershfield Principal & Director, Business Development, has been appointed chair of the CEO…

September 18, 2018 @ 9:28am

Shared Services Canada (SSC), Defence Construction Canada (DCC), and the Department of National Defence (DND) have officially opened the new enterprise data centre (EDC) in Borden, Ontario. "Our government is investing in new information technology infrastructure to enhance and protect Canada's information systems,” said Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National…

September 18, 2018 @ 9:17am

A new acute care facility for Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver is moving forward, as the provincial government has approved the business plan and laid out project details that benefit patient comfort and security. The plan includes more single rooms for people and expanded surgical services. “With the approval…

September 18, 2018 @ 8:28am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $117 million to the Arctic Gateway Group through the Western Diversification Program. The investment allows the recently-formed private-public partnership that blends First Nations and community ownership and Canadian private sector leadership to take over ownership of the Hudson Bay Rail Company,…

September 17, 2018 @ 2:51pm

Enhance Energy Inc. has announced the completion of all required arrangements related to the previously announced project development and coordination agreement and long-term service agreement for the construction and operation of the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) with Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc. Under the terms of the agreements, Wolf will…

September 17, 2018 @ 9:19am

The City of Winnipeg has secured $315.9 million in federal, provincial, and municipal funding for significant improvements to Winnipeg’s regional road network. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $100 million for these projects under the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects. The…

September 17, 2018 @ 8:37am

The new interchange at PTH 59 and the North Perimeter Highway in Manitoba is in its final stages of construction and is set to reopen in stages, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced. “We are opening the new interchange in stages to ensure safety and to effectively integrate the upgraded infrastructure…

September 14, 2018 @ 9:03am

Graham Construction has released an official statement in regarding to Alberta Infrastructure’s decision to terminate its contract with the company for the construction of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. Here is the full statement from the company: Graham Construction is deeply disappointed by the actions of the Government of Alberta…

September 12, 2018 @ 11:25am

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced today that Douglas B. Buchanan has joined its New York and Vancouver offices as co-head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s North American infrastructure group. In his new role, Buchanan will serve as senior counsel and work with infrastructure co-heads Doug Fried in the U.S. and Greg…

September 12, 2018 @ 9:57am

Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture in association has been selected to design a new gateway student residence building on Student Union Boulevard at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey campus. The new $108-million residence building will provide 1,000 beds for upper year students, and contribute to the rejuvenation…

September 11, 2018 @ 1:53pm

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced the signing of a bilateral agreement with the Government of Canada under the Investing in Canada Plan that will provide more than $555 million in federal funding over the next decade for community infrastructure projects. “We value our collaborative working relationship with our…

September 10, 2018 @ 2:56pm

Alberta Infrastructure will issue an invitational Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new project construction manager. Alberta Infrastructure has terminated the services of Graham Construction for the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital project. The new construction manager is expected to be hired by late October 2018. “This was not a decision…

September 10, 2018 @ 2:17pm

Enhance Energy Inc. and Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc., an affiliate of Wolf Midstream, have announced that the two parties have entered into a project development and coordination agreement related to the construction and operation of the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL). The ACTL is a 240-kilometre pipeline that will collect…

September 10, 2018 @ 9:45am

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project. The project is designed to improve traffic congestion for people living south of the Fraser and the efficiency of commercial vehicles heading to Deltaport. These upgrades are part of the $245-million…

September 10, 2018 @ 8:55am

Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has released the terms of reference for the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) to examine options to mitigate Muskrat Falls. This is the latest of a series of actions undertaken by the Liberal government to mitigate the impact of Muskrat Falls…

September 06, 2018 @ 8:36am

The B.C. Government is moving forward with an initiative to make some of its intersections safer for motorists. A high-friction surface treatment will be applied to 14 high-collision locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to help drivers stop faster, with the goal of reducing rear-end collisions. The Ministry…

September 06, 2018 @ 8:21am

Metrolinx has hired the design consultant to support the expansion of GO Transit rail service into Niagara Region. Wood Canada Ltd. will provide engineering services for the detailed design of the three stations, including a new station in Grimsby, retrofitting the existing VIA stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls,…

September 06, 2018 @ 7:58am

BC Hydro has selected a new realignment for Highway 29 at Cache Creek/Bear Flat, following an extensive consultation process with Indigenous groups and local property owners. In December 2017, the Province of B.C. asked BC Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to work with Treaty 8 First Nations…

September 05, 2018 @ 8:46am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and British Columbia John Horgan have announced more than $3 billion in federal and provincial funding for two major rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver: the Broadway Subway project and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit project. “Bringing light rail to Surrey will transform the city, connect…

September 05, 2018 @ 6:54am

Canaccord Genuity Acquisition Corp. has announced it has completed its merger with Spark Power Corp. In conjunction with the closing of the Qualifying Acquisition, CGAC has been renamed Spark Power Group Inc. "At Canaccord Genuity, we are proud to have played a sponsorship role in the launch of Spark Power…

September 04, 2018 @ 9:05am

Omnitrax has sold the Hudson Bay Railway and Port of Churchill facilities to a Canadian-based ownership group, allowing repairs to begin immediately on the broken rail line. The Arctic Gateway Group LP, consisting of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., and Missinippi Rail Limited Partnership, a consortium…

September 04, 2018 @ 8:49am

Federal and municipal officials gathered in North Vancouver to celebrate the start of construction of the $700-million North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant is a new facility that will replace the existing primary Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is more than 50 years old. New federal regulations require…

August 31, 2018 @ 1:53pm

Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski has announced the appointment of Michael Lindsay as special advisor on the upload of the Toronto subway system. He will work with the province on a plan to efficiently and effectively deliver on this key commitment. Lindsay, and an advisory panel of up to…

August 31, 2018 @ 10:28am

EllisDon Infrastructure has been named the preferred proponent on the Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower project following an extensive evaluation of proposals from three short-listed teams. EllisDon Infrastructure will design, build, and partially finance the Patient Care Tower project, as well as maintain it for a 30-year period. “Premier…

August 31, 2018 @ 10:07am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced changes to the parliamentary secretaries. The parliamentary secretaries included in the announcement are either newly appointed, taking on new responsibilities, or staying in their current portfolio. The appointments are effective on August 31. The changes include a new face for the infrastructure portfolio. Marco…

August 31, 2018 @ 9:28am

SNC-Lavalin and ABB have announced the formation of Linxon, a new joint-venture (JV), for the execution of turnkey electrical AC substation projects. The transaction was announced in December 2017 and Linxon is expected to commence operations from September 1, 2018, with SNC-Lavalin having a majority and controlling interest in the…

August 31, 2018 @ 8:10am

The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) has named the winners of its 2018 National Public Works Week (NPWW) awards. The awards were announced at the CPWA luncheon held as part of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Expo held in Kansas City, Missouri. The CPWA’s annual awards program…

August 28, 2018 @ 8:59am

Work on Saskatchewan’s next natural gas-fired power station continues to be on time and on budget. The 350-megawatt Chinook Power Station near Swift Current is expected to come online in late 2019, providing electricity for approximately 350,000 homes. The project represents an investment of $680 million. On Aug 7, power…

August 23, 2018 @ 10:07am

B+H has been selected by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as the Design Architect and Prime Consultant for the hospital’s new Patient Support Centre (PSC). The PSC is the first phase of Project Horizon–the SickKids campus redevelopment plan which aims to build an inspired, re-imagined hospital of the future.…

August 23, 2018 @ 9:06am

After a thorough Request for Proposals (RFP) and evaluation phase, the City of Kingston has selected Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), Hatch Ltd. (Hatch), and SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies (SYSTRA) as the preferred proponent for the detailed design and building of the Third Crossing project. "Today is another significant step…

August 23, 2018 @ 8:55am

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec, have entered into an business agreement. The $ 1.28 billion investment completes the $ 6.3 billion project funding for the 26-station, 67-kilometre Réseau express métropolitain. This agreement is subject to the…

August 22, 2018 @ 10:03am

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the appointment of Brent Gilmour as CaGBC’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). As CCO, Gilmour will be responsible for executing the strategic priorities of CaGBC, focusing to advance business opportunities, and running day-to-day critical business functions. He will be situated in CaGBC’s Ottawa…

August 21, 2018 @ 1:00pm

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq has announced changes to the territory’s executive council. “After two months as Premier, I have a clear sense of the strengths and abilities of all members of cabinet. I have had time to evaluate relationships and fit, and feel it is important to make changes as…

August 21, 2018 @ 9:01am

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) says that the federal government has dragged its feet on what it has pledged for infrastructure investment for Ontario, adding that the slow release of funds can jeopardize the province's future economic prosperity. In addition, despite commitments by the previous Liberal…

August 20, 2018 @ 1:28pm

Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it has executed a contract with Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation to design, build, and finance nine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments in nine Ontario communities on behalf of the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services and the OPP. Bird will undertake the…

August 20, 2018 @ 10:23am

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, announced the completed remediation of the Tundra Mine site, a former gold mine retained by the Government of Canada for remediation under the Northwest Territories Land and Resources Devolution Agreement. Federal representatives joined those from the Government of the…

August 20, 2018 @ 10:10am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced that the Société de transport de Laval (STL) will move forward with the procurement of 10 fully electric, 40-foot long buses with the intention of establishing its first line of entirely electric buses by the year 2020. "I am pleased to see…

August 20, 2018 @ 9:54am

The PCL family of companies has announced the hiring of Scott Beckman as its new director of sustainability. Based in Denver, Beckman will lead the company’s sustainability efforts across North America. He has more than 16 years of relevant sustainability experience, and prior to joining PCL, served as the senior…

August 16, 2018 @ 2:42pm

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) has announced the appointment of Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin as president. She will be joining the CHA in the top role on September 4, 2018. In addition to serving as the CHA director of government and public affairs since 2014, Audouin brings…

August 16, 2018 @ 1:08pm

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced the signing of a new bilateral agreement under the Investing in Canada plan that will provide more than $366 million in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects. The projects supported through this agreement will be cost-shared with…

August 16, 2018 @ 8:41am

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced changes to his cabinet including a new Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and a representative responsible for SaskBuilds. The announcement comes following the resignation of Lyle Stewart from cabinet for health reasons. The changes announced were: Lori Carr becomes Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.…

August 16, 2018 @ 8:25am

The Government of Canada has committed up to $4 million through its Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) for bike share expansion in Toronto, which is matched with another $4 million from the City of Toronto. Through this funding, the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) was able to deliver 70 Bike Share…

August 15, 2018 @ 10:18am

Alberta commuters will have more options when it comes to getting around thanks to a new public transportation program that invests in green transit throughout the province. The $215-million Alberta Community Transit (ACT) Fund will be available to municipalities, Métis Settlements, and transit commissions and authorities to invest in low…

August 15, 2018 @ 9:39am

Stantec is expanding its United Kingdom (UK) presence with the planned acquisition of Reading, England-based Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA). An independent firm of more than 700 engineers, planners, scientists, and economists delivering projects in a variety of sectors, PBA has 14 offices distributed across the UK and three across…

August 15, 2018 @ 9:20am

Aecon Group Inc. has announced that it has received approval to rejoin Bridging North America, the team selected as the Preferred Proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge through a public-private partnership. Aecon will rejoin its partners, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc.…

August 15, 2018 @ 8:17am

Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, provided an update on the status of the extension of the Team Gushue Highway from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road. Paving began Monday, July 30 with approximately 10 lane kilometres of the first of three layers of pavement paved to date. Other recent…

August 14, 2018 @ 10:17am

The Government of Canada has announced the awarding of the first installment of gas tax funding for all ten provinces and all three territories. “Local governments know best what their communities need and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop…

August 13, 2018 @ 8:53am

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $408-million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to Ontario. In total, the province will be provided with over $819 million this year through the fund. The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local…

August 10, 2018 @ 10:59am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build and finance the Rutherford Station project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals in November 2017: EllisDon Infrastructure…

August 10, 2018 @ 8:39am

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced its decision to grant a 10-year operating licence for OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “OPG is very pleased with the CNSC’s decision that will save Ontario’s electricity customers up to $600 million and preserve 7,500 jobs across Ontario,” said Jeff Lyash, OPG’s…

August 08, 2018 @ 2:43pm

Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster has issued a statement in regards to the current legal dispute with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the consortium hired to design, build, finance, and maintain the $9.1-billion Eglinton LRT project. Here is the full statement: “Metrolinx filed an application in the courts today to stay…

August 08, 2018 @ 1:34pm

Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec took part in a groundbreaking event to officially mark the start of work to widen and repair the Henri‑IV Highway between Charest Highway and Chauveau Avenue in Quebec City. “I am delighted to mark this important chapter for the Henri‑IV Highway, which…

August 08, 2018 @ 12:27pm

The Government of Alberta has issued a Request for Proposals for maintenance operations on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary to ensure it is safe year-round. The existing contract will expire on July 31, 2019. Bids will be evaluated according to updated criteria with renewed focus on performance and outcomes. Traditionally, contractor bids…

August 08, 2018 @ 9:17am

The Provincial Government has appointed Heather Tizzard as the new Chief Procurement Officer for the Public Procurement Agency. The appointment was made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act and is effective August 13, 2018. Ms. Tizzard joined the provincial public service in 2000 and,…

August 08, 2018 @ 8:29am

Graham Capital Partners LP, a subsidiary of Graham Group Ltd., have announced that they have acquired and completed the purchase of Carillion Private Finance Limited’s share of the equity in the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB) Project. Under the transaction, Graham Capital acquired 50 per cent of the issued and…

August 02, 2018 @ 3:07pm

Graham Construction has released the following statement in response to the Notice of Default issued by the Government of Alberta in regards to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital project. Here is the statement in full: "Graham Construction prides itself on its values of commitment, integrity and reliability and seeks to…

August 02, 2018 @ 2:58pm

The Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA), Dustin Duncan, has announced a new long-term flood mitigation program for Saskatchewan communities. The Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) takes a proactive and preventative approach in helping communities deal with long-term flood mitigation projects. “Since the start of WSA’s Emergency…

August 02, 2018 @ 10:17am

EXP has announced the appointment of Robert Andrews as sector leader, Ontario infrastructure. Throughout his career, Robert has assembled and led multi-disciplinary teams carrying out large, complex, and innovative water and transportation capital programs. He has played key roles in engineering, technology, and alternative project delivery approaches. Robert’s project experience…

August 02, 2018 @ 9:47am

The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board (MHEB) has announced that Kelvin Shepherd has informed them of his decision to step down as president and CEO and retire from the Crown Corporation effective Nov. 16, 2018. Shepherd joined Manitoba Hydro in December 2015 after serving five years as President of MTS Inc. from…

August 01, 2018 @ 8:43am

BC Hydro has finalized the $1.2 billion deal to purchase the remaining two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station from Teck Resources Limited (Teck). “This purchase provides ongoing financial benefits to BC Hydro, helping to keep rates affordable for our customers,” said Chris O’Riley, BC Hydro president and…

August 01, 2018 @ 8:34am

Municipal, provincial, and federal officials joined together to mark the start of construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of Markham. Cornell Bus Terminal is being built at Highway 7 and Ninth Line within walking distance to Markham-Stouffville Hospital and the Cornell Community Centre & Library. It…

August 01, 2018 @ 8:26am

WSP Global Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement in connection with the acquisition of Berger Group Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the group of companies doing business under the umbrella name of Louis Berger, a U.S.-headquartered international professional services firm active in the transportation, infrastructure,…

July 31, 2018 @ 8:37am

The Alberta government has issued a Notice of Default to Graham Construction and Engineering, construction manager for the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. The notice informs Graham Construction that they are in default of their contract to complete the hospital. The construction management firm has 15 days to submit a plan…

July 30, 2018 @ 1:54pm

Carillion Canada has sold its Highway Maintenance operations in Alberta and Ontario to Emcon Services Inc., a highway and bridge maintenance company currently operating in British Columbia and Ontario. “The agreement will ensure that highway maintenance in Carillion’s former contract areas will not be interrupted. This sale represents the best…

July 30, 2018 @ 8:41am

The governments of Canada and Quebec confirmed their commitment to investing $468 million in Highway 389 improvements between Baie-Comeau and Fermont. "We are proud to announce funding for Highway 389, a key transportation corridor in Northern Quebec,” said Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. “This rehabilitation work will greatly improve…

July 30, 2018 @ 8:26am

Engineering and design work has begun on a replacement for the former trail bridge in Inkerman. Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel announced an investment of $300,000 to help determine the options for the new structure, and to gain an appreciation for the associated costs. A fire in…

July 24, 2018 @ 9:05am

Black & McDonald Limited has been awarded the contract for construction projects and services for Bruce Power’s Unit 6 Major Component Replacement (MCR) project. Under the contract, Black & McDonald will provide construction services and project execution for 19 individual mechanical and electrical projects. In addition, the company will procure…

July 24, 2018 @ 8:43am

Aecon Group Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jean-Louis Servranckx as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 4, 2018. Upon Mr. Servranckx’s assumption of the CEO role, John M. Beck will assume his previous role as Executive Chair of the Board and Brian…

July 23, 2018 @ 4:38pm

Enbridge and the City of Toronto have announced plans for a joint project to construct the City's first renewable natural gas facility, located at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. Together, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the City of Toronto will build and install equipment that will turn the City's organic waste…

July 20, 2018 @ 3:03pm

The Government of Ontario has announced that it is cutting red tape to support new office and retail space in Toronto's Lower Don area and helping to create more than 50,000 new jobs, according to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark. "By reducing Ontario's regulatory burden we're smoothing…

July 20, 2018 @ 12:47pm

The Government of Nova Scotia has announced a significant step forward in the twinning of its 100-series highways network with a $195 million investment for the twinning of Highway 104. The federal government is contributing $90 million to the project, which will see 38 kilometres twinned between Sutherland’s River, Pictou…

July 19, 2018 @ 9:31am

The federal government’s decision to shuffle the cabinet ahead of the 2019 election has placed the infrastructure portfolio in new hands. Amarjeet Sohi, who had served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities since the announcement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first cabinet on November 4, 2015, has become Minister…

July 19, 2018 @ 9:11am

The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge, which will make moving across the Fraser River safer for all bridge users, is one step closer to completion. A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been released to identify a contractor to design, build, and finance a new Pattullo Bridge. The B.C. government had…

July 19, 2018 @ 8:38am

A new agreement for key public-sector infrastructure projects in B.C. will deliver good-paying jobs, better training and apprenticeships, and more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples, women, and youth around the province. Under government’s new Community Benefits Agreement, a diverse and qualified workforce will be supplied for select major public infrastructure…

July 16, 2018 @ 1:16pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced appointments to the board of directors of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The appointments were based on a list of recommendations provided by the Independent Appointments Commission. "We are pleased to announce appointments to the board of directors of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro…

July 16, 2018 @ 9:21am

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation has announced the participation of Moltex Energy in the nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development on small modular reactor technology. “We are positioning New Brunswick as a leader in small modular reactor development and deployment in Canada on a global…

July 16, 2018 @ 8:36am

Aecon Group Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a $248 million contract by the City of Toronto for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project: Section 1. The project is a segment of the City of Toronto’s overall F.G. Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Plan, which will see the rehabilitation of…

July 13, 2018 @ 12:44pm

The Government of British Columbia held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new courthouse complex in Abbotsford, which will help meet the increasing demand for judicial services in one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions. Slated to open in early 2021, and adjacent to Abbotsford City Hall, the courthouse will…

July 13, 2018 @ 8:23am

Hydro One Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Government of Ontario for the purpose of the orderly replacement of the board of directors of Hydro One and Hydro One Inc. and the retirement of Mayo Schmidt as the chief executive officer effective immediately. Other…

July 12, 2018 @ 9:26am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $25,000 for a project at Université du Québec à Rimouski called “Application of new technologies to improve energy efficiency of rail transport”. The funding comes from the Round 5 of the Clean Rail Academic Grant Program. The program provides funding to…

July 12, 2018 @ 9:16am

The delivery of the QEII redevelopment project and the recently announced CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Plan in will be led by a new division of Nova Scotia Lands, a Crown entity that focuses on major construction and remediation projects. “These are two of the largest and most complex infrastructure construction…

July 12, 2018 @ 8:52am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced construction will begin on the new Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale, approximately 180 kilometres northeast of Corner Brook. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete. "I am very pleased with…

July 12, 2018 @ 8:45am

BC Hydro has awarded the Site C transmission line construction contract to Allteck Line Contractors Inc. B.C.-based Allteck will build two new 500 kilovolt, 75-kilometre transmission lines along an existing right-of-way between the Site C project and the Peace Canyon generating station. The new lines will help deliver power generated…

July 10, 2018 @ 8:36am

Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., jointly announced the successful conclusion of contract negotiations with the Massachusetts electric distribution companies (EDCs) for the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) 100 per cent hydropower project. The Massachusetts EDCs will next file the agreements with the…

July 10, 2018 @ 8:32am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced joint provincial-municipal funding of over $46 million for municipal infrastructure projects in St. John’s. “Cost sharing these projects with the Provincial Government allows the city to undertake infrastructure construction and renewal at an affordable cost,” said St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen. “These…

July 09, 2018 @ 10:23am

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation has announced the participation of Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) in the nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development on small modular reactor technology. “We are pleased to announce the participation of ARC, a company with significant experience and ability to make…

July 09, 2018 @ 10:16am

The Government of B.C. has greenlit a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley. “People who live in the Cowichan Valley have waited a long time for the hospital they deserve, and that wait will soon be over,” said Premier John Horgan. “The new hospital we’re announcing today will serve people…

July 09, 2018 @ 9:59am

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has announced changes to the Executive Council (cabinet). Chuck Porter, MLA for Hants West, joins the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, has been appointed Minister of Energy and Mines. The geoscience and mining division of the former Department…

July 06, 2018 @ 8:10am

Construction of the West Calgary Ring Road, scheduled to begin in 2019, will complete the circle around Calgary and alleviate traffic congestion in the commercial heart of Alberta. The final section of the ring road includes more than nine kilometres along the west side of the city between Highway 8…

July 05, 2018 @ 12:41pm

Spark Power Corp. has announced the completion of a transaction to acquire Bullfrog Power (Bullfrog), Canada’s leading green energy provider. Bullfrog will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spark Power. The acquisition will enable the two organizations to create the “Utility of the Future,” offering innovative and sustainable solutions in solar,…

July 05, 2018 @ 11:38am

Bridging North America has been named as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 853-metre cable-stayed bridge is being touted as the largest of its kind in North America. “This is a project that successive governments of all stripes, on…

July 05, 2018 @ 9:23am

Brent Gilmour, executive director at QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow), has announced that he is stepping down from his position as of July 20th. “It’s been an honour and privilege to have worked with an incredible network of volunteers and industry leaders across Canada over the last seven…

July 05, 2018 @ 8:50am

Will Fleissig has advised the Board of Waterfront Toronto that he is stepping down from his role as CEO. The news was announced in a media statement released by Helen Burstyn, chiar of the Board. In the statement, Burstyn praised Fleissig for his contributions during his three years at the…

July 05, 2018 @ 8:21am

The Canadian and Quebec governments announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $7.5 billion in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Quebec. These projects will be cost-shared with the Quebec government, municipalities, and other partners. "Over the next decade, public investment…

July 04, 2018 @ 11:03am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $102.5 million in support of the Mackenzie Valley Highway project. "This funding announcement is of great significance to the Northwest Territories and supports key components of the larger Mackenzie Valley Highway project,” said Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure for Northwest Territories.…

July 04, 2018 @ 10:52am

The Government of Canada has announced Bryce Phillips as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Phillips replaces André Juneau, who has been serving as interim CEO of WDBA since December 2017. Phillips most recently served as vice president of Kinectrics where he oversaw major infrastructure…

July 04, 2018 @ 10:04am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced new training opportunities to help local governments across the country optimize asset management practices for the best possible infrastructure investment decisions. The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) was created to support municipalities with the funding, skills and…

July 04, 2018 @ 9:44am

Today, Doug Ford was sworn in as the 26th Premier of Ontario, bringing with him a cabinet of 21 experienced MPPs, swearing in Monte McNaughton as Minister of Infrastructure. Key ministerial roles include: Greg Rickford - Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs John Yakabuski…

June 29, 2018 @ 3:29pm

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced approximately $64.5 million in eligible funding to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $31.8 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects. The Province of Newfoundland…

June 25, 2018 @ 1:46pm

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $167 million for three projects that will help Canadian businesses compete globally by making improvements to port infrastructure and by increasing the capacity of the rail infrastructure that serves the south shore port area. “It’s critical that we provide for the…

June 25, 2018 @ 9:02am

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has closed a $450 million green bond issuance, a first-of-its-kind financing for the Canadian energy sector. Proceeds will be used to finance hydroelectric projects that produce low-cost power free of carbon emissions. “Today’s bond offering is the first in the Canadian energy sector where a utility…

June 25, 2018 @ 8:53am

The New Brunswick government has announced that a new bridge will be built to replace the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge. The island of Lamèque is located east-north-east of Bathurst in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The current bridge linking the island of Lamèque to the mainland was constructed in 1959. It is…

June 22, 2018 @ 9:28am

The Government of Canada announced a new measure aimed at ensuring that when building new infrastructure projects, proponents take into consideration the social and economic impact their project will have on the community and how they can encourage inclusive participation. “Today’s announcement will help ensure that more Canadians, including those…

June 22, 2018 @ 9:13am

The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon, and Northwestel are investing up to $79 million to improve broadband connectivity in northern Canada. The project will benefit communities, including 63 Indigenous communities, in Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. “Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury;…

June 21, 2018 @ 9:42am

The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World have agreed on terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal. The Phase 2B expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada’s second largest container terminal to 1.8…

June 20, 2018 @ 10:46am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will cost share up to $540 million in new flood management infrastructure for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels. The Government of Canada will provide $247.5 million for the project and Manitoba will provide matching funds in the amount of $247.5…

June 20, 2018 @ 10:23am

The Board of Directors of the Prince Rupert Port Authority has announced that Shaun Stevenson has been selected as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. The selection is the result of an international search that began in October, following the retirement of long-time president and CEO Don Krusel.…

June 20, 2018 @ 9:57am

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that Rumina Velshi has been appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) for a five-year term effective August 23, 2018. Velshi replaces Dr. Michael Binder, who has served as president and CEO since January 2008. Velshi brings to her new role extensive…

June 20, 2018 @ 9:51am

New traffic signals will go into operation this week on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C., as part of the first phase toward expanding capacity for people travelling across the Alex Fraser Bridge. This work is part of the project that will create a seventh lane on the Alex Fraser, and…

June 20, 2018 @ 9:44am

Bruce Power has signed a key contract for its Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project with the Shoreline Power Group consortium, which will be responsible for successfully executing the heart of the company’s multi-year Life-Extension program, which started in 2016 and remains on-time and on-budget. Starting immediately, the Shoreline Power Group…

June 14, 2018 @ 2:30pm

The Manitoba government will streamline funding for municipal road maintenance for 12 municipalities, building on the province’s broader commitments to reduce red tape and support municipal decision-making. “Our government continues to review current processes to find ways to reduce red tape, while still providing a fair say for municipalities,” said…

June 14, 2018 @ 8:58am

Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Wataynikaneyap Power) has announced that it has filed a leave to construct application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to construct and operate the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project. The $1.6-billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project is a First Nations-led project to build approximately 1,800 kilometres of transmission lines…

June 14, 2018 @ 8:46am

The Government of Alberta has announced that it is moving forward with plans to expand Southwest Anthony Henday Drive. Anthony Henday Drive is the 80-kilometre ring road around Edmonton. It was constructed in multiple phases over a period of 26 years, with the entire road open to traffic in October…

June 13, 2018 @ 2:29pm

The Government of Quebec has adopted the Bill 186 regarding the acquisition of additional cars for the Montreal metro. The Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification, André Fortin, welcomed this significant step that will allow the Montreal Transit Corporation (STM) modify its contract with the Bombardier Alstom Consortium…

June 12, 2018 @ 9:54am

The Government of Quebec is moving forward with the implementation of the SRB Pie-IX project of the Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority (ARTM). Work will begin this fall. "With the completion of the SRB Pie-IX and the extension of the blue line announced a few weeks ago, the Québec government is…

June 12, 2018 @ 9:37am

Construction will begin shortly on a new school that will replace École Arc-en-ciel in Oromocto. “Our government understands that education is of paramount importance for New Brunswickers, and that is why we continue to make strategic investments to ensure our school infrastructure meets the needs of students,” said Premier Brian…

June 12, 2018 @ 8:59am

The Government of British Columbia has launched a comprehensive, two-phased review of BC Hydro. In the first phase of the review, government is working with BC Hydro to identify cost savings, efficiencies, new revenue streams and other changes, to keep electricity rates low and predictable over the long-term, while ensuring BC…

June 12, 2018 @ 8:45am

Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area has unveiled expansion plans for its Oshawa campus that includes a proposed $26 million building recently approved by the Trent University Board of Governors. The building will combine academic and residential space, lecture halls, classrooms and faculty offices in a full living/learning community. The…

June 12, 2018 @ 8:37am

BC Hydro announced that it has signed a contract with ATB Riva Calzoni Hydro Canada Inc. to provide the hydromechanical equipment for the Site C project. The scope of the contract includes the design, supply, and commissioning of all gates, hoists, and embedded parts associated with the generating station and…

June 08, 2018 @ 9:09am

As motorists and governments struggle to deal with worsening traffic jams, a new report, Congestion Solutions, released by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), identifies multiple ways to ease the gridlock on our roadways. "This report shows there are many ways we can act to relieve traffic congestion," said Jeff Walker,…

June 08, 2018 @ 8:41am

It may not have been the significant majority once predicted for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, but it was a majority nonetheless. And it only took a few minutes past the close of the polls for the result to be announced. When the dust settled, the 15-year Liberal Party reign…

June 07, 2018 @ 10:50pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that the new 164-bed acute care hospital in Corner Brook has advanced to the next stage of the procurement process. Following a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which was issued on January 12, 2018, Atlantic Healthcare Partnership and Corner Brook Health Partnership will…

June 07, 2018 @ 10:57am

CN plans to invest approximately $340 million across British Columbia in 2018 to expand and strengthen the Company’s rail network throughout the province. “We are investing for the long haul with these projects to boost capacity and network resiliency to meet growing traffic on our corridors to and from the…

June 07, 2018 @ 8:59am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that sites in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor have been selected as the future homes of two long-term care facilities in central Newfoundland. “I am pleased to see the momentum continuing to build throughout our province as we move forward on these major health…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:48am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $1.1 billion in federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over the next decade for infrastructure projects. These projects will be cost-shared with the Manitoba government, municipalities, and other partners.…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:01am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $820 million for 26 projects being carried out by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $453 million for these projects and the Government…

June 05, 2018 @ 8:49am

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced a new and important step in ensuring that infrastructure investments take into account the impact of projects on the environment during the planning and design stages. “Addressing climate change goes hand in hand with growing a low-carbon, clean economy,” Sohi said.…

June 01, 2018 @ 1:06pm

For the first time in more than 40 years, Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws have been comprehensively reviewed and updated. “After many months of consultation with employers, workers, labour and industry groups, I am proud to say our province’s workplace health and safety laws are now in line…

June 01, 2018 @ 12:56pm

In an effort to increase the capacity of teaching and research spaces, the Government of Québec is investing $93.5 million in HEC Montréal to build a building in downtown Montreal. The total cost of the project is estimated at $183.1 million. HEC Montréal is the graduate business school of the…

June 01, 2018 @ 8:28am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has announced the 20 finalists of the Smart Cities Challenge. The announcement was made at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I am proud to see all the effort that communities have put into engaging with residents and…

June 01, 2018 @ 7:52am

The Government of New Brunswick has provided an update on the transportation infrastructure that was affected by the 2018 spring flood.. “Over the course of the flood, 160 transportation assets were affected,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Of those, 148 have been identified for remedial work.” The roads…

May 31, 2018 @ 10:00am

The CanInfra Challenge has awarded a prize of $50,000 to Team IceGrid, the winner of the CanInfra Ideas Contest. The group was selected by a panel of judges that included BCG senior advisor George Stalk; former deputy minister of infrastructure Drew Fagan; Olivia Steedman, MD infrastructure and natural resources, OTPP;…

May 31, 2018 @ 8:32am

The City of Vancouver’s draft 2019-2022 Capital Plan, which will be presented to City Council on June 5, proposes $2.6 billion in capital investments to support much needed renewal of aging assets, along with investments in new infrastructure and amenities for a growing city. Examples of renewal projects include Marpole…

May 31, 2018 @ 6:56am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has released a statement based on the findings of an Auditor General’s performance audit on the replacement of the Champlain Bridge. The report stated that Infrastructure Canada “did not plan the replacement of the existing Champlain Bridge in a cost effective manner.” According…

May 30, 2018 @ 12:44pm

Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. "Many indigenous communities decided to take back control of…

May 30, 2018 @ 8:48am

Engineers Canada has welcomed Annette Bergeron, MBA, FEC, P.Eng., as president for the 2018–2019 term. In the coming year, Bergeron and the Engineers Canada Board will work with the engineering regulators to advance the profession in the public interest. Bergeron has over three decades of experience in industry, academic administration,…

May 28, 2018 @ 8:43am

Planning, design, and construction of a new 240-metre permanent bridge over the Petitcodiac River is getting underway in 2018. The new bridge will provide a safer crossing for commuters between Moncton and Riverview and allow for enhanced eco-tourism growth opportunities in the region. “The bridge and channel construction will complete…

May 28, 2018 @ 8:35am

On May 31, 2018, the Government of British Columbia will open the application process for local governments and First Nations for the new Environmental Quality program. The program will provide access to funding for projects to improve community infrastructure, thanks to a $243-million partnership between the federal and provincial governments.…

May 25, 2018 @ 9:25am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has named new CEOs for the both the Western Regional Health Authority and the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority. Cynthia Davis has been appointed the new CEO of the Western Regional Health Authority, effective June 1, 2018. Davis has approximately 20 years of experience in…

May 25, 2018 @ 9:15am

The Government of Canada has blocked the $1.5 billion sale of Aecon Group Inc. (Aecon) to China Communications Construction Company International Holding Limited (CCCI). Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains issued a statement that: “In accordance with the Investment Canada Act, the Government of Canada reviewed the…

May 24, 2018 @ 9:28am

Pierre Lavallée has been named as the incoming president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, effective June 18, 2018. As CEO, Lavallée will lead Canada Infrastructure Bank’s strategy and day-to-day operations, and report to the board. Over the last six years, he has held various roles…

May 24, 2018 @ 9:13am

The Government of Alberta has partnered with Tsuut’ina Nation to lower power bills at the community’s sportsplex while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency. Through Alberta’s Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program, the Nation will receive a $2,156,686 grant that will be used to install a new ice plant…

May 23, 2018 @ 12:22pm

The Regional Municipality of York Regional Council has approved the 2018 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw Amendment to include an additional 56 roads projects in the Region’s development charges, originally identified in the Transportation Master Plan. These projects include road widenings, rail grade separations, and interchange improvements. “Transportation is…

May 23, 2018 @ 9:57am

Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Vernon Saddleback, Chief of Samson Cree Nation, took part in a sod-turning ceremony in Samson Cree Nation to mark the start of construction to upgrade the community's wastewater facility. The facility will be upgraded to include a new pumping station for wastewater collection…

May 22, 2018 @ 8:45am

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has informed the Government of Alberta that the project conforms to the agency’s guidelines. While the province awaits final regulatory approval, officials continue to do everything possible to prepare. Construction will require three years, with the reservoir being functionally operational at a reduced level…

May 22, 2018 @ 8:23am

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced $4 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton. The work being funded is part of the overall library project currently under way and includes structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades, the addition of…

May 18, 2018 @ 3:27pm

Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have partnered to establish the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training. With over 30 nuclear companies opening offices and other facilities regionally in the past two years, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce…

May 18, 2018 @ 9:12am

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is welcoming the Québec government’s decision to adopt special legislation that will pave the way to the acquisition of new AZUR trains. In recent months, the Québec government has asked the STM to study scenarios for replacing its MR73 métro cars. As replacing…

May 18, 2018 @ 8:46am

The Government of Canada has announced a $55.8 million investment for four projects led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority that will help local businesses compete by moving local goods to market, and by making improvements to port infrastructure. "Investing in the Port of Vancouver's infrastructure will benefit not only…

May 18, 2018 @ 8:16am

The Government of Canada has announced a $9.2 million investment for a project at Ashcroft Terminal in British Columbia that will help local businesses compete by moving local goods to market and by making improvements to terminal infrastructure. “Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local,…

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00am

The 2018 highway construction season in Saskatchewan will focus on improving safety on the provincial highway system as a result of a number of passing lane projects and other highway improvements. “Our government is making a major commitment to improving safety on some of our busiest highways,” Highways and Infrastructure…

May 16, 2018 @ 8:42am

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), working together with Engineers Canada and Stantec, have collaboratively developed a First Nations Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Toolkit. The First Nations PIEVC Toolkit aims to assist First Nations in identifying and developing mitigation measures for risks to infrastructure in First…

May 16, 2018 @ 8:33am

The Government of Saskatchewan has provided $175,000 to DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation (DEEP) to establish a geothermal power demonstration plant in southern Saskatchewan. The funds, to be delivered over two years through Innovation Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF), will be used to purchase equipment and build the infrastructure…

May 15, 2018 @ 1:46pm

Federal, territorial, community and private sector leaders are celebrating the completion of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Broadband Infrastructure project that saw every NWT community receive 4G wireless and high-speed Internet service. "Broadband internet is key for 21st century communities.,” said Michael McLeod, member of parliament for the Northwest Territories. “The…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:59am

The successful proponent for the $4.8-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge Project could be named as early as next month. Mark Butler, director of communications for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), provided an update on the project as part of his keynote remarks delivered at the Canadian Network of Asset Managers…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:43am

The Government of Canada has announced that it will fund 60 per cent of the construction costs for the Lac-Mégantic bypass. The Government of Quebec will fund the other 40 per cent. The 12.8 kilometre route was selected based on a feasibility study managed by the municipality of Lac-Mégantic. The…

May 11, 2018 @ 9:42am

IBI Group, alongside partners EllisDon, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), The Weather Network, and Slate Asset Management, and technology provider Microsoft, has announced the launch of the Smart City Sandbox. The Sandbox is a smart city-themed accelerator, focused on bringing innovative new products and systems to urban environments that improve the…

May 11, 2018 @ 9:21am

The Government of Manitoba has introduced proposed legislation that would respect workers’ freedom to organize as they choose on publicly funded construction projects. “From day one, our government has been clear that forced unionization is wrong for Manitobans,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “This legislation ensures all qualified workers and…

May 11, 2018 @ 8:46am

British Columbia’s Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology Bruce Ralston has issued a statement in response to Microsoft’s contribution to an in-depth study into a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver, Washington state, and Oregon: “The Government of British Columbia commends Microsoft for its contribution of $300,000 (US) toward an…

May 11, 2018 @ 8:36am

The City of Toronto has announced the beginning of the 2018 construction season with more than 200 projects, including 60 major projects, planned for roads, bridges, sewers, and watermains to improve Toronto's aging infrastructure. "Upgrading and renewing the City's infrastructure is essential to keeping Toronto a world-class city," said Mayor…

May 10, 2018 @ 7:18am

The University of Toronto is set to build a 14-storey academic tower made of timber on its downtown Toronto campus – expected to be the tallest mass timber and concrete hybrid building in North America. “There are a lot of compelling arguments for the use of wood,” says Gilbert Delgado,…

May 09, 2018 @ 2:26pm

In response to a request from the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, the Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to give TransLink the authority to set and levy a development cost charge (DCC) on new construction in the region. The DCC authority was a priority action for the Mayors’…

May 08, 2018 @ 10:28am

In 2018-19, the Water Security Agency (WSA) in Saskatchewan plans to invest an all-time record $43.6 million in its water management infrastructure, ensuring its 69 dams and 130 kilometres (km) of conveyance channels operate reliably and safely through a comprehensive rehabilitation and maintenance plan. “Our water infrastructure across Saskatchewan is…

May 08, 2018 @ 10:15am

TransLink has released details of the $7.3 billion investment in Metro Vancouver’s transit and transportation system through the Phase 2 Investment Plan. This historic level of transportation funding will ensure Metro Vancouver can meet the needs of residents, commuters, and businesses and be better prepared to accommodate the addition of…

May 07, 2018 @ 2:23pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx has announced that Mosaic Transit Group (Mosaic) has signed a contract valued at $2.5 billion to design, build, finance, and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Mosaic's successful proposal will deliver the LRT by 2023. “The Finch West LRT project represents an…

May 07, 2018 @ 1:41pm

Minister of Health and Social Services Gaétan Barrette has confirmed that the major redevelopment project of the Jewish General Hospital is included in the Plan québécois des infrastructures (PQI) as a "project under study". "The fourth phase of this project is the essential complement to optimize the use and benefits…

May 07, 2018 @ 10:41am

The Government of Canada has announced the appointment of Michael J. Mueller to the Board of Directors of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mueller replaces Craig Rix on the board. “As the Gordie Howe International Bridge project advances, it is critical to maintain a strong and diverse Board of Directors with…

May 07, 2018 @ 8:57am

The City of Mississauga is considering a proposal for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system on Dundas Street, providing a west-east link to current and future transit corridors. The Dundas Connects Master Plan was presented at the City’s Planning and Development Committee meeting on April 30th. The Plan calls for…

May 03, 2018 @ 10:13am

The Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto have reached a major milestone in the integrated GO Regional Express Rail (RER)/SmartTrack project that will add six new GO/SmartTrack stations in the city, and transform GO Transit into an affordable and convenient option for trips within Toronto. Premier Kathleen Wynne…

May 03, 2018 @ 9:13am

The City of Toronto and private energy provider Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) have established a partnership to work on projects that will advance the objectives of the City's TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. Through the partnership, the City and Enwave will co-develop low-carbon thermal energy networks in Toronto. Low-carbon thermal energy…

May 02, 2018 @ 10:48am

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are investing in modern and efficient air travel infrastructure through funding for major renovations at the Fredericton International Airport. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $9 million to this project, through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component…

May 02, 2018 @ 9:06am

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $187 million in joint funding for the Metrolinx GO Transit Bi-Level Coach Procurement project that will support an increase in the number of trains that run along all seven GO Transit corridors to help alleviate congestion for riders. "I am…

May 02, 2018 @ 8:43am

The Government of Ontario has officially broken ground on the Highway 427 expansion project. The highway will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened to 8 lanes from Finch Avenue to Highway 7. "Today is a momentous occasion as we break ground on…

May 02, 2018 @ 8:32am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced $60 million in federal-provincial funding for the Massey Hall Revitalization project. “Places like Massey Hall are vital part of our communities – they bring together artists, families, neighbours and friends, and give all of us a chance to celebrate the many cultures…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:50am

A resurfacing project on Highway 5 near Barriere is now underway, marking the beginning of a busy season of resurfacing in the southern Interior region, covering more than 450 kilometres of highways and side roads. This first project on Highway 5, between Agate Bay Road and Darfield, includes 16 kilometres…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:29am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Lakeshore West Infrastructure Improvements project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore West line. “Today's announcement launches…

April 27, 2018 @ 10:10am

The Government of Quebec has added Phase 1 of the Emergency and Expansion Project for the Emergency and Care Units at Pierre Boucher Hospital in Longueuil to the Plan québécois infrastructure (PQI), listing it as a "project under study." "This part of the project aims to modernize the hospital's service…

April 27, 2018 @ 9:05am

The Government of Quebec is investing $100 million to make eco-friendly educational institutions. This financial assistance is part of the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change, funded by the Green Fund. “The government needs to set an example by helping to reduce emissions from its own institutions and operations,” said…

April 27, 2018 @ 8:30am

Science students in southern Alberta are getting closer to benefiting from new labs and learning spaces at the University of Lethbridge’s Destination Project, as construction work continues both on time and on budget. “The Destination Project will provide an unparalleled environment for the world-class teaching and research activities undertaken by…

April 27, 2018 @ 8:16am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has announced the names of the jury members who will advise on the selection of finalists and winners of the Smart Cities Challenge. The Smart Cities Challenge encourages communities of all sizes across the country to develop and implement smart cities initiatives. The…

April 26, 2018 @ 11:02am

The Government of Ontario is celebrating the start of construction on new Patient Care Tower at Michael Garron Hospital. "After 10 years of planning, I am thrilled to officially start construction on the modern and holistic health care centre that the east Toronto community expects and deserves,” said Sarah Downey,…

April 25, 2018 @ 10:27am

Construction has begun on a project to improve safety and increase capacity by expanding the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, between Donald and Forde Station Road, near Golden. “I am very pleased to see that construction has begun to upgrade this busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, which is vital…

April 25, 2018 @ 9:45am

Janice Fukakusa, Chair of the Board of Directors of Canada Infrastructure Bank, has announced that Annie Ropar has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective June 1, 2018. In this role, Ropar will lead all finance and corporate services functions. Her most recent position was…

April 25, 2018 @ 9:05am

Bruce Power has signed $914 million in advanced manufacturing contracts for its major component replacement, which gets underway in 2020 and will allow the site to provide low-cost, carbon-free electricity to Ontario through 2064. The Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project agreements include: $642 million to BWXT Canada Inc. for the…

April 24, 2018 @ 9:39am

Federal and provincial government officials joined the Toronto Transit Commission to announce the purchase of 1,043 new buses and the revitalization of 695 current buses as part of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Bus Purchase and Bus Rebuild project. “We are proud to support one of the largest bus purchase…

April 23, 2018 @ 9:21am

EllisDon Corporation (EllisDon) and Carillion Canada Holdings Incorporated (Carillion) have finalized an agreement in which EllisDon will acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities related to Carillion’s Canadian operations. Under the transaction, EllisDon has acquired 70 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of four entities, of which EllisDon…

April 23, 2018 @ 9:06am

Construction is underway on the $110-million Willow Square Continuing Care Centre in Fort McMurray, which will create 108 spaces with room to expand as the community grows. Expected to open in the spring of 2020, the new facility will offer various levels of supportive living, long-term care, and palliative care.…

April 23, 2018 @ 8:08am

Premier Brian Pallister has unveiled additional details about the new kindergarten to Grade 8 school in southeast Brandon during a visit to the new school site at Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street. The new 65,660-sq.-ft. English school will be constructed for 450 students with ability to expand to a capacity…

April 19, 2018 @ 11:32am

The Government of Ontario has announced an investment of $90 million to establish a new postsecondary site in Brampton. Focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), programming will be delivered in partnership by Ryerson University and Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology. The new site will provide…

April 19, 2018 @ 11:22am

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward with retrofit designs to further strengthen the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. Changes in vessels operating in the Burrard Inlet, and updates to the national bridge design code, prompted the ministry to review both bridges against the code…

April 18, 2018 @ 8:36am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will commit $90 million towards the construction of a new post-secondary site in Milton. "Milton is at the heart of Ontario’s Innovation Supercorridor and is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada,” said Minister of Education Indira Naidoo-Harris. “The expansion of…

April 18, 2018 @ 8:21am

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has recommended that the Tlicho all-season road be approved subject to measures designed to mitigate potential environmental, social, and cultural impacts. The Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Transportation and Tlicho Government received this conditional approval on March 29, 2018, enabling construction…

April 16, 2018 @ 8:49am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. “This exciting milestone represents major progress in bringing improved transit and greater connections to Hamilton,” said Phil Verster, president and…

April 13, 2018 @ 10:59am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. Infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate increased capacity as part of the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which links into Union…

April 13, 2018 @ 10:35am

Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations will invest more than $1.5 billion into infrastructure in 2018-19, while executive government ministries and agencies have more than $1.2 billion in capital investments outlined in the Saskatchewan Builds Capital Plan, a key component of this year’s budget. “Our investments in infrastructure, building our highways, schools and…

April 13, 2018 @ 9:19am

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have announced that construction is underway on the Fundy Trail Connector infrastructure project, with the first section on schedule to open in 2019. The $45-million project will improve connections to the Fundy Trail Parkway and help attract more tourists to the Fundy region.…

April 13, 2018 @ 9:07am

BC Hydro and the Vancouver School Board are revisiting the idea of building a new underground substation at the Lord Roberts Annex property in the city’s West End, and will begin consultation with the community in the coming weeks. BC Hydro’s electricity system in downtown Vancouver is aging and a…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:50am

The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec are working together to develop the Labrador Trough and improve road infrastructure. This collaboration will facilitate the development of mining potential, as well as promote the creation of high quality jobs to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in both provinces. The two…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:39am

Alberta Infrastructure is posting a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a construction manager for the CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project. The construction manager fills an important role in providing pre-construction advice and assists in the development of construction activity. “Alberta Health Services is pleased the CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project is moving…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:21am

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has announced the completion of its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. As announced in June 2017, the facility will be acquired by Pattern Energy Group…

April 12, 2018 @ 9:06am

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected Mosaic Transit Group as the preferred proponent for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto. “For Metrolinx, the Finch West LRT project represents another exciting and significant investment in rapid transit for Toronto, and a new line that will provide vital…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:49am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The prequalified…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:37am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Existing Stations Renovations project, which is part of the Stations and Off-Corridor program. The project is part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The RFQ outlines the…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:34am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has released the updated pre-feasibility study for a fixed link between Labrador and the island of Newfoundland. “The concept of a fixed link is a nation-building prospect that could potentially have social and economic benefits for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and all Canadians,” said Premier…

April 11, 2018 @ 1:31pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced investments to prepare the business case and the elements necessary to move forward with the next step towards completion of the Anjou extension of Montréal Metro’s Blue Line. The governments of Canada and Quebec will invest $16 million, respectively, to develop the…

April 09, 2018 @ 1:26pm

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced that North Kent Wind, a 100 megawatt (MW) wind power facility located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, has completed construction and is fully operational. “North Kent Wind marks our sixth operational wind power facility in Ontario,…

April 09, 2018 @ 8:51am

The provincial government is investing $23.1 million from the 2018-19 capital budget to continue construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. The addition, which joins the hospital’s west facade, will total 15,712 square metres (169,130 square feet). There will also be renovations to 9,360 square metres (100,750…

April 06, 2018 @ 10:13am

As announced in the 2018 Budget, the Government of Ontario will make an initial investment of more than $11 billion to support construction of phase one of the high speed rail line project between Toronto and London. Canada's first high speed rail line—the largest new investment in the Budget—will slash…

April 06, 2018 @ 10:00am

Five Nova Scotia companies and two New Brunswick companies have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation. Government awarded a second set of contracts for the third construction services tender as part of the QEII redevelopment project. The companies are: Guild Contracting Specialties (2005)…

April 05, 2018 @ 9:05am

The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of Route 11 in New Brunswick. The twinning of those two sections will improve safety and allow for the more efficient flow of people and goods on one of New Brunswick’s busiest highways. The next phase…

April 05, 2018 @ 8:55am

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened the first of a three-stage competitive process, under which bids will be considered to provide a total of 700 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power nearly 300,000 homes. “We expect this highly competitive process to continue attracting investment from Alberta…

April 05, 2018 @ 8:31am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three teams shortlisted to design, build, and finance the Milton Corridor project. This project is part of Metrolinx's work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), as…

April 05, 2018 @ 8:20am

AECOM has announced that Bruce McCuaig has joined the company as vice president and Canadian Transit lead. He will serve as a member of AECOM's Americas Transit market sector working from the company's Mississauga office. "It is a privilege to join a company like AECOM, with its global reach and…

April 04, 2018 @ 11:38am

Alberta has become the sixth province or territory to sign a bilateral infrastructure agreement with the federal government, with close to $3.4 billion allocated to the province over the next decade. As with all of the bilateral agreements, the funding is provided in four specific areas. The $3,397,857,039 is divided…

April 03, 2018 @ 12:02pm

British Columbia is the latest province to sign a bilateral infrastructure agreement with the Government of Canada, receiving more than $4.1 billion over the next decade. In total, British Columbia will receive $4,129,680,161 in four funding areas: Public Transit - $2,691,101,894 Green Infrastructure - $1,115,494,721 Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure…

April 03, 2018 @ 8:31am

The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act has been proclaimed by the government of Manitoba, ensuring that a single government department is in charge of road infrastructure in the province. “During the last election, our government promised to reduce duplication and to ensure that a single source delivers road…

April 02, 2018 @ 9:02am

Premier John Horgan has announced that the replacement for the original Richmond Hospital tower is moving ahead, and a new patient care tower is on the way for people living and working in Richmond. “Richmond has been waiting for good news about replacing the original tower, which has served the…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:56am

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in British Columbia is moving forward with retrofit designs to further strengthen the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. Changes in vessels operating in the Burrard Inlet, and updates to the national bridge design code, prompted the ministry to review both bridges against the…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:51am

As of April 1, Stephan Schaller has begun in his role as head of the Corporate Board of Management (CEO) at Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA. He succeeds the long-serving head of the Board of the international technology company, Dr. Hubert Lienhard who, at the age of 67, has retired.…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:39am

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a portfolio of six Canadian operating wind and solar power projects from NextEra Energy Partners, LP for $741 million, inclusive of working capital and subject to customary adjustments. "This opportunity to acquire a sizeable…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:27am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, and maintain a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex. The new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex will replace Thunder Bay's existing jail and correctional centre…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:22am

Less than three months before the June 7th election, the Liberal government in Ontario delivered its 2018-19 budget, focused heavily on improving health care, child care, and mental health. That commitment includes an $822 million, or 4.6 per cent, increase in funding for hospitals in Ontario. The Government of Ontario…

March 29, 2018 @ 12:22pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committing $619.7 million of its annual budget to infrastructure in the province, with significant investments continuing in the education, transportation, and health care sectors. Minister of Finance Tom Osborne announced plans for the 2018-19 budget, which contains net expenses of $8.29 billion and…

March 27, 2018 @ 1:03pm

Five Nova Scotia companies and one from Ontario have been awarded the latest contracts for the expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital, as part of the QEII redevelopment project. The provincial government awarded six of the 17 contracts for the third construction services tender on March 26. The…

March 27, 2018 @ 8:58am

Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry was joined by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster at Union Station in downtown Toronto to announce that Ontario is moving ahead with the next phase of work to build the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) system. "This is a momentous time as we get…

March 27, 2018 @ 8:34am

Five new members have been appointed to the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board, just a few days following the abrupt resignation of nine members of the board. “The five new appointees to the board come from diverse sectors and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the work of the corporation,”…

March 26, 2018 @ 9:20am

Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario is investing up to $2.4 billion for design and construction as part of a massive redevelopment that will transform SickKids into a 21st-century facility, modernize aging equipment and spaces, and boost the hospital's capacity to provide leading-edge care for children. “This historic and…

March 23, 2018 @ 2:51pm

Transurban has reached agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interests in the A25, located in the Montreal metropolitan area, for CAD 840 million plus transaction costs of CAD $18 million. The A25 is a 7.2km toll road and bridge connecting Northern Montreal across…

March 23, 2018 @ 2:07pm

The Government of Alberta is focusing on strategic investments, eliminating waste, and charting a path towards a balanced budget as it works to recover from the “resource revenue rollercoaster” the province has encountered over the past decade. “The recession is behind us and Alberta’s economy is looking up. Alberta’s economy…

March 23, 2018 @ 9:12am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have announced funding for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project in the aggregate amount of $1.6 billion. The funding framework allows for a viable transmission business with First Nations and Fortis Inc. participating as the equity investors. The project will connect…

March 22, 2018 @ 1:23pm

Nine of the ten members of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric board have resigned. H. Sanford Riley, chair of the board, released the following statement on behalf of himself and the eight other board members who chose to resign: “Earlier today we wrote to the Hon. Cliff Cullen, Minister of Crown Services,…

March 22, 2018 @ 11:49am

The first public tenders to widen the Henri-IV (73) highway in Québec will be published shortly for the start of construction work this year. The Minister for Transport, Véronyque Tremblay, and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, Sébastien Proulx, confirmed the approval of the business case by the governmental authorities. Previously…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:12am

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $10.6 million in municipal capital works as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program. As a result of the funding, 48 communities will cost-share projects to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. The municipal share in these projects will…

March 22, 2018 @ 8:45am

Plans are underway to revamp one of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) oldest hydroelectric generating stations. Constructed in 1917, the Calabogie Generating Station (GS) has been producing renewable electricity on the Madawaska River for more than 100 years. OPG is proposing to redevelop the five-megawatt station to extend its operating life.…

March 21, 2018 @ 8:47am

Delivering its third consecutive balanced budget, the Government of Nova Scotia has released its funding plans for the 2018-19 fiscal year with the formal delivery of the budget by Finance Minister Karen Casey. The $10.78-billion budget had a strong focus on augmenting current health care and education initiatives with additional…

March 20, 2018 @ 1:31pm

As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between British Columbia and Washington state, the B.C. government will help fund a study of a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver with Seattle, Portland, and beyond. Premier John Horgan was joined by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce that B.C.…

March 20, 2018 @ 8:27am

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced that it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC), a $370 million modern laboratory research complex that will serve as the backbone of CNL’s research and development infrastructure and a major…

March 19, 2018 @ 2:01pm

The Government of Canada, along with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, have announced the first public-private partnership aimed at increasing economic growth driven by 5G technology. This $400-million project will secure over 4,000 jobs, including 1,800 specialized 5G jobs, over the next five years, leading to new innovations in…

March 19, 2018 @ 10:41am

Québec City has presented the components of the transit structuring network project, which will re-invent the city's transit network and provide better service for crowded commuter lines. The project is estimated to cost close to $3 billion. "It is largely thanks to the support of the Government of Quebec that…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:58am

BC Hydro has announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs. “Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:36am

The Mayors' Council and the Province of British Columbia have agreed on a plan to fund the regional share for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. This regional funding is another step forward to secure an historic investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver. "This is a huge win…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:25am

Following a Request for Qualifications, Innovate Energy and Rideau Energy Partners have successfully pre-qualified to compete for a contract with the Government of Canada to modernize five heating and cooling plants in the National Capital Region. “The Energy Services Acquisition Program is part of the government’s plan to reduce greenhouse…

March 16, 2018 @ 9:40am

Premier Brian Gallant and federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi have signed a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $673 million over the next decade in federal funding under the Investing in Canada plan. “Your government’s multi-year economic growth plan includes investing in New Brunswick’s infrastructure to create…

March 16, 2018 @ 9:15am

The Government of Manitoba has released its plan for reducing carbon emissions in the province, with the introduction of the Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act. “Our goal is to reduce carbon emissions, keep jobs here and stimulate innovation in clean energy, our economy and workforce,” Squires said. “We’re providing…

March 16, 2018 @ 9:00am

Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding for Quebec for Phase II of the Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $37.2 million of the over $75-million (estimated) project cost. The remaining costs will be covered by the Government of…

March 16, 2018 @ 8:40am

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Zey Emir as chair of the 2018 board of directors at its annual general meeting. She takes over the position from Chris McNally, director of C & M McNally Engineering Corp. Emir is president of Revay and Associates Limited, a dispute resolution and…

March 16, 2018 @ 8:26am

Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador Frank Fagan opened the third session of the province’s forty-eighth general assembly with his throne speech, which included remarks on energy, transportation, and infrastructure issues in the province. With regards to the Muskrat Falls power project, Fagan addressed the positive accomplishments that the project…

March 14, 2018 @ 8:57am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 67 initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). "These investments will help municipalities across the…

March 14, 2018 @ 8:22am

The Government of Manitoba has introduced its budget for 2018, introducing tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses, new investments in school construction, and funding to support the Made-in-Manitoba Climate Plan. In addition to the investments in the construction of five new schools, funding for specific infrastructure projects included investments…

March 13, 2018 @ 9:16am

The QEII redevelopment team has received approval for design and construction at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary. Government has approved $32.2 million for the construction and renovation of the hospital’s third and fifth floors, as well as purchasing specialized medical equipment. The fifth floor will be renovated to…

March 12, 2018 @ 9:13am

Preliminary work will be underway this summer to reconstruct a 34-kilometre section of PTH 15 from PR 206 near Dugald to the Brokenhead River. “This is a heavily travelled area serving several growing communities, and we want to ensure a safe and smooth ride,” said Ron Schuler, minister of infrastructure…

March 12, 2018 @ 8:58am

The Pilot Butte overpass is now open to traffic, 20 months ahead of schedule. The new overpass is part of the $1.8-billion Regina Bypass project. The Pilot Butte overpass is a diverging diamond design, the first to be built in Saskatchewan and only the second in Canada. The interchange uses…

March 12, 2018 @ 8:51am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $254.5 million to EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) to design, build, and finance the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvement project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the EDTI team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc.…

March 09, 2018 @ 9:32am

The Government of Ontario has announced that the province has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. Widening the highway will…

March 07, 2018 @ 9:45am

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced today that it has selected Parsons Inc. for the role of Owner’s Engineer for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Construction on the new bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan will begin this year. This $61 million contract is the first contract WDBA has…

March 06, 2018 @ 3:43pm

Perkins+Will has announced a new collaboration with York University to design the School of Continuing Studies building at the Keele campus. Perkins+Will was selected as the winner by York through a competition process which took a roster of international design firms down to a shortlist of seven, followed by a…

March 06, 2018 @ 10:05am

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced that John Stephenson has been elected to serve as OAA President for a second one-year term. Stephenson joined OAA Council in 2013. He had originally served a term in the early 1990s, continuing to volunteer with the Association afterward. Since then, he…

March 06, 2018 @ 9:25am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - West Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. “This is…

March 05, 2018 @ 9:19am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital - Phase 2 Redevelopment project. The contract is valued at approximately $131.2 million, which reflects the substantial completion payment. “The project will consolidate programs and services…

March 05, 2018 @ 9:16am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. “The Davenport Diamond project will be an exciting addition to…

March 01, 2018 @ 4:15pm

A preferred proponent team has now been selected for the Abbotsford law courts project, which will represent the first new courthouse built in British Columbia in the past 20 years. Plenary PCL Justice has been selected to enter into final negotiations with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry…

March 01, 2018 @ 10:15am

Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, is calling on international design professionals to develop a bold vision for two new waterfront parks. Launched in partnership, this request for qualifications invites design teams to pre-qualify for a competition that will seek design proposals for…

March 01, 2018 @ 9:39am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, and maintain a new Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. Located in Oakville, the site of the future courthouse is provincially owned and located within 15 and…

February 23, 2018 @ 2:25pm

The Government of Canada announced that it has signed a 99 year ground lease to The Ottawa Hospital. The Hospital will use approximately 20 hectares of federal land, located along Carling Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive, to build the Hospital’s new Civic Campus. “Our government is very pleased to…

February 23, 2018 @ 2:14pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The 45-year old Macdonald Block, a complex of four towers, has never undergone a major renovation and its core systems - including electrical, water, cooling and…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:53am

The Government of Ontario has released the province's Hydrogen Rail (Hydrail) Feasibility Study, which found that it would be feasible to build and operate electrified rail service on GO Transit and the UP Express using hydrogen-powered trains at a cost comparable to conventional electrification using overhead wires. Ontario is engaging…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:32am

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Toronto courthouse project located just to the north of Toronto's City Hall at 10 Armoury Street, bordered by Centre Avenue and Chestnut Street. The contract…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:26am

The Government of Canada has announced the contract award valued at $15.8 million for the replacement of the main (north) substation at the Esquimalt Graving Dock, located in Esquimalt, British Columbia. Scansa Construction Ltd. will construct a new, modern substation building and replace aging high- and low-voltage transformers with modern…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:20am

The Government of Canada has announced the award of the Giant Mine site’s Main Construction Manager contract. This contract is an important step forward in the remediation of Giant Mine. As the main construction manager, Parsons Inc. will provide construction management services to the Giant Mine Remediation Project team over…

February 21, 2018 @ 4:14pm

Premier John Horgan has announced that the B.C. government is moving forward with the construction of a $1.377-billion bridge to replace the aging Pattullo Bridge. “This is an essential transportation link that British Columbians rely on, and it’s our job to make sure it’s safe and gets people moving better,”…

February 16, 2018 @ 2:01pm

Canadian city regions would benefit from a national urban strategy, that would support long-range infrastructure planning and funding to accommodate growth, according to a new report released by the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC). The report, Planning for an Urban Future: Our Call for a National Urban Strategy for Canada, proposes a…

February 16, 2018 @ 10:15am

Surgeries are now being performed at a new operating room at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. There will be 800 more operations each year, doubling the number of its annual procedures. “The completion of the operating room is a significant milestone in the QEII redevelopment project,” said Minister of Health…

February 15, 2018 @ 10:19am

Ontario is partnering with Toronto Hydro to build an innovative energy storage system that will provide back-up power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase reliability, lower operating costs, and reduce emissions. "The Backup Battery Energy Storage Facility project will support the operation of the…

February 15, 2018 @ 9:59am

The provincial government is investing $1.2 million in 2018-19 to begin planning for a new Route 1 interchange in Saint John and four-way traffic signals at two busy Saint John intersections which will improve safety and traffic flow and will allow for increased economic development. The government will undertake pre-construction…

February 15, 2018 @ 9:48am

Ontario is supporting Quinte Health Care to plan for a new hospital in Picton so that patients and their families continue to have access to quality health care closer to home. “This support from the Ontario government means we are a significant step closer to building a new PECMH (Prince…

February 15, 2018 @ 9:32am

The Government of Ontario has appointed the David Collenette to lead Ontario's High Speed Rail (HSR) Planning Advisory Board—continuing progress to bring high speed rail service to the province and cut travel times between Toronto and Windsor. "I am pleased to announce Mr. Collenette’s appointment as Chair of Ontario’s HSR…

February 13, 2018 @ 11:47am

Ontario has accepted an expert advisory panel's recommendation that a proposed highway in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) West corridor is not the best way to address changing transportation needs. The proposed highway would have provided a bypass of the GTA that would have run north and east from the…

February 12, 2018 @ 10:28am

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix has announced that a new hospital for Terrace has moved to the business planning stage after approval of the concept plan. “We know people have been waiting a long time for a new hospital in Terrace, so our government made the project a priority…

February 12, 2018 @ 9:54am

CDPQ Infra has announced the official launch of the $6.3-billion Réseau express métropolitain (REM), with Groupe NouvLR awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, and Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM) awarded the contract for the provision of rolling stock and systems, and operations and maintenance…

February 09, 2018 @ 9:36am

Developing clean energy assets for Indigenous communities across Canada is integral to meeting our national needs for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation of a resilient energy system. But doing so isn’t as simple as buying a tract of land and putting up solar panels or a…

February 07, 2018 @ 3:03pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure MGH Inc. to design, build, and finance the major redevelopment project, which includes a new patient care tower, at Michael Garron Hospital. EllisDon Infrastructure MGH Inc. (EllisDon) was selected as the preferred proponent for…

February 06, 2018 @ 2:18pm

Close to 500 municipal and industry leaders from across Canada have gathered in the nation’s capital this week for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Communities Conference. The conference features three days of discussions on the issues in building sustainable, resilient communities, and the solutions that municipalities across Canada…

February 06, 2018 @ 2:04pm

Rex Meadley, chairman of the board of directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), has announced the appointment of Bruce Matthews as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 26, 2018. Matthews enters the position with 16 years of management experience in not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. His association/NFP experience includes deputy registrar postings…

February 02, 2018 @ 10:23am

A new video has emerged that offers a glimpse into the projected traffic flow of vehicles through 30 different four-way intersection designs. The traffic-flow simulations are part of the release of a city-building game called Cities: Skylines. The game was developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It…

February 01, 2018 @ 2:03pm

The Alberta government is instituting measures to protect Beaver Pond and requiring additional wetland monitoring related to the construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Following recommendations of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB), the minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, signed a Ministerial Order directing Alberta Transportation and KGL…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:56am

Construction of the second phase of the Shoal Lake Band 40 all-weather road is set to begin, linking the community to the Trans-Canada Highway. “For the people of Shoal Lake 40, building Freedom Road has been a declaration of our right to exist – a right to be included in…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:51am

The Manitoba government will bring forward legislative amendments which would allow for testing and use of autonomous vehicles on provincial highways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has announced. “The rapid technological advances being achieved by carmakers in regards to autonomous vehicles must be met by legislation allowing for their use in…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:33am

With the release of its second playbook in its Agenda for Growth series, Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) and regional stakeholders are calling on Ontario’s political parties to move ahead on recommendations to enhance transit in the region. For the Toronto-Waterloo region’s economy to succeed, a regional transit…

January 31, 2018 @ 9:23am

Hydro-Québec has been selected as the successful applicant to provide 9.45 terawatts of clean energy to utilities in Massachusetts, which will help the state enhance reliability and contribute to its greenhouse gas reduction requirements. The Northern Pass Transmission project was selected to deliver 100 per cent hydropower by the Massachusetts…

January 26, 2018 @ 10:35am

Nova Scotia is building on its position as a leader in the tidal energy industry by creating another way for developers to test and prove their ideas for innovative new devices. Applications are now available for tidal energy demonstration permits. These permits allow for projects up to five megawatts in…

January 26, 2018 @ 10:05am

The Government of Canada has launched an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process to seek applications from diverse and qualified Canadians from across the country to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) through a Government of Canada Notice of Appointment Opportunity. "The Government…

January 26, 2018 @ 9:54am

The Government of Canada joined the City of Winnipeg to announce the proposed list of local streets to be considered for renewal in 2018 in addition to the regional street work that will get underway this year. Winnipeggers can expect a busy and productive construction season with more than 150…

January 24, 2018 @ 3:38pm

The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide substantial funding to support the rerouting of the rail line that currently runs through the town of Lac-Mégantic. Transportation Minister Marc Garneau released the following statement to announce the government’s support of the project: “I am pleased to announce today…

January 24, 2018 @ 9:32am

Kenora's municipal council has announced that it has approved the merger of Kenora Hydro and Thunder Bay Hydro. In the last few years, Kenora Hydro has had some significant challenges and, as a result, the Kenora Hydro Board conducted a review of the future of small utilities including all options…

January 18, 2018 @ 1:36pm

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are going out to tender this week for three of British Columbia's 28 contracted highway, road, and bridge service areas. The new maintenance contracts will include increased standards, resulting in enhanced winter maintenance, expanded sweeping along cycling routes and more communication with the public regarding rapidly…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:46am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced up to $69 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the Highway 101 Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Twinning Project. “The Government of Canada is proud to be working in close partnership with Nova Scotia to complete the twinning of Highway 101,…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:42am

The Government of Ontario has announced a commitment of $170 million towards the London Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The BRT system will provide commuters with 23.7 kilometres of rapid transit along London's busiest corridors, connecting neighbourhoods, businesses and post-secondary institutions in the city to the downtown core. “Today’s announcement…

January 15, 2018 @ 12:58pm

Three teams have been prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project. Teams were selected based on their design and construction experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams are: EllisDon Infrastructure Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc. Construction…

January 15, 2018 @ 10:58am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish an industry short list to solicit proposals for a new 164-bed acute care hospital in Corner Brook. The new hospital will include the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well an…

January 15, 2018 @ 10:36am

EllisDon Infrastructure has been named as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Toronto courthouse project located at 10 Armoury Street, bordered by Centre Avenue and Chestnut Street. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) selected EllisDon Infrastructure after extensive evaluations following…

January 12, 2018 @ 3:10pm

Toronto Mayor John Tory joined leaders from all three levels of government and the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation at the water’s edge to mark the start of construction on the Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project The Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project is designed to optimize water…

January 11, 2018 @ 2:28pm

Prince Edward Island Premier Wade McLaughlan has announced changes to the provincial cabinet following the announcement that Allen Roach and Alan McIsaac would not be running in the next provincial election. The Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) that has taken on new portfolios are: Jordan Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Brighton…

January 11, 2018 @ 10:22am

The Government of Canada announced a $120-million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative refuelling stations across the nation as part of the government's efforts to encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint. The funding, which is part of Phase 2 of the Green Infrastructure Fund,…

January 11, 2018 @ 10:02am

Lafarge Canada Inc. and its partners—University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Pembina Institute—are conducting a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement Plant in Alberta. Building from previous research, this multi-partner, multi-site lower carbon fuels project is the most significant of its…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:56am

The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote communities to get online and access high-speed Internet. Of these 112 communities, 48 are First Nations and 21 are located in regions without year-round…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:44am

The Government of New Brunswick is investing $670 million in bridge restoration and construction around the province over the next five years. “Through our multi-year economic growth plan, we are investing in infrastructure to create jobs and stimulate the economy,” said Brian Gallant, premier of New Brunswick. “Timely investments also…

January 10, 2018 @ 11:12am

Laurentian University has welcomed Dr. David Fortin as the next director of the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA). Dr. Fortin, a faculty member at the MSoA, assumed his new duties at the beginning of January, taking over from the school's founding director, Dr. Terrance Galvin, who successfully led the creation…

January 10, 2018 @ 9:23am

SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) has taken an important step forward with the launch of its first in a series of upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP outlines a complete list of deliverables and requirements for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of an ultra-high speed, open access, fibre…

January 10, 2018 @ 9:14am

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and its board of directors announced the appointment of Ray Robinson, president and chief executive officer of Saint John Energy, as chair of the Association. Robinson will succeed Scott Thon who has held the position since January 2016. "On behalf of CEA's Board and executive…

January 10, 2018 @ 9:03am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued to establish a short list of private sector business teams interested in designing, building, financing, and maintaining the new 60-bed long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor. “It is essential that we balance…

January 08, 2018 @ 2:03pm

Atlantis Resources Limited has announced that it has agreed to sell its stake in its Canadian joint venture in the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, to its partner DP Energy. Atlantis and DP Energy have entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the sale…

January 05, 2018 @ 10:45am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance a major redevelopment project which includes a new patient care tower at Michael Garron Hospital. “Today marks a tremendous milestone for our community! Our main hospital campus,…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:55am

Ontario has announced that the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open. The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, improving travel times across…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:52am

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced completion of a $1 billion financing for the 300 megawatt (MW) Henvey Inlet Wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario. Pattern Development and Nigig Power Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:47am

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has announced that it has acquired the remaining interests in Glen Dhu Wind Energy Limited Partnership and Fitzpatrick Mountain Wind Energy Inc., as well as closed a new corporate credit facility. On December 31, 2017, Capstone acquired the remaining 51 per cent interest in Glen Dhu, a…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:43am

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, released the following statement on a new agreement with Bombardier for light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown: "Our government is committed to delivering the transit that the people of Ontario and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) deserve. A critically important part…

December 21, 2017 @ 12:39pm

BC Hydro has announced that AFDE Partnership, a partnership between Aecon Constructors, Dragados Canada, Inc., Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, and EBC Inc., has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract in northeast British Columbia. Subject to final contract award, The…

December 21, 2017 @ 11:02am

Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape 2017 report. In 2016, Canada’s electricity generation was 66 per…

December 21, 2017 @ 8:21am

The Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation, part of the QEII redevelopment project, continues to move forward. The third tender for construction services at the hospital was issued today, Dec. 20. This is for interior work for the new addition and renovations within the existing hospital. The work includes: demolition…

December 20, 2017 @ 10:31am

President Russ Kinghorn and the board of directors of Engineers Canada have announced the selection of Gerard McDonald as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 12, 2018. Most recently the registrar at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), McDonald is a seasoned senior executive with over thirty years in public…

December 20, 2017 @ 9:26am

The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure is exploring the feasibility of using wind turbines and energy storage devices in the Town of Inuvik thanks in part to an investment of $950,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). “I’m very pleased that the Government of Canada…

December 20, 2017 @ 8:18am

A reaffirmed commitment to fighting climate change has set Canada on a greener course, but the country needs to quickly implement planned measures to reduce the carbon intensity of its energy industry, particularly in oil sands, and green its transport sector in order to progress towards its 2030 emissions goals,…

December 19, 2017 @ 2:27pm

Associated Engineering has announced the acquisition of Kamloops, B.C.-based NOR•EX Engineering. “This is an exciting opportunity for both companies. With Al Fitzgerald, Dana Woodworth, and the team from NOR•EX Engineering, we now have significant expertise in ice engineering and disaster recovery that complements our capabilities in engineering, planning, and environmental…

December 19, 2017 @ 1:27pm

SNC-Lavalin has announced that the board of directors has appointed Kevin G. Lynch as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Lynch will replace Lawrence N. Stevenson, who had announced his upcoming retirement from the board at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Elected as director and appointed…

December 19, 2017 @ 10:30am

The Halifax Convention Centre has officially opened its doors to the public. “The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming tourism economy and help build a stronger Nova Scotia.” The centre…

December 19, 2017 @ 9:53am

The Government of British Columbia is taking the first step in planning for a new hospital that would offer improved care for families living in Surrey. “Surrey Memorial Hospital delivers first-class health care, but we recognize with a rapidly growing community that access to this care is becoming difficult for…

December 19, 2017 @ 9:39am

The final station in the development of the Mississauga Transitway, Renforth Station, has officially opened. The completed Transitway will continue to make east-west travel across Mississauga faster and more convenient for commuters in the region. Renforth Station is the eastern-most stop of the 18-kilometre Mississauga Transitway and provides commuters with…

December 18, 2017 @ 11:55am

Enel S.p.A. (Enel), through its U.S.-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EPGNA), has been awarded two 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreements (RESAs) for 146 MW of new wind capacity in Alberta in a tender launched by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). In line with the two…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:43am

Three teams have been shortlisted to design, build and finance the Davenport Diamond project. Teams were selected based on their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams are: Davenport Construction Partners Applicant Lead: Dragados Canada, Inc., Bot Infrastructure…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:24am

The Government of Canada has announced the appointment of André Juneau as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), effective December 14, 2017. "We are pleased that Mr. André Juneau is taking on the role of interim CEO of WDBA, and continuing to provide skilled guidance and…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:13am

The Government of Ontario issued a Request for Bids (RFB) to develop the environmental assessment terms of reference for the Kitchener-Waterloo to London portion of the corridor. "I am very happy to announce our progress in bringing high speed rail to southwestern Ontario—connecting communities and investing in a future-ready transportation…

December 15, 2017 @ 12:18pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. “Ontario is moving forward to build the infrastructure we need to deliver GO…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:38am

The Canada Infrastructure Bank has welcomed Bruno Guilmette as interim Chief Investment Officer (CIO). "The Board recognized the need to move quickly and Bruno Guilmette agreed to start the build up of our infrastructure investment capacity as interim Chief Investment Officer, so that we can look forward to engaging with…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:29am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance, and maintain the Finch West LRT project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals in February 2016.…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:18am

Quanta Services, Inc. has announced that it was selected by NextBridge Infrastructure (NextBridge) through a competitive bid process to construct the Ontario East-West Tie Line Project in northern Ontario. Through its operating subsidiary, Valard Construction, Quanta will provide comprehensive construction services, including project management, material management, construction permitting, and the…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:06am

A fully integrated joint venture formed among AECOM, Aecon and AREVA NP—the Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT)—have signed a contract valued at more than $130 million to replace steam generators at Unit 6 of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada. Work is scheduled to reach substantial completion in…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:03am

NB Power plans to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2030 by identifying a new, cleaner energy source to keep the Belledune Generating Station operational for decades to come. “Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humankind,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “Coal-fired power plants are…

December 13, 2017 @ 9:07am

An all-weather road linking Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and the provincial highway network is now in service. “The opening of this road represents a transformational change for the people who call Berens River home,” said Ron Schuler, Minister of Infrastructure. “Having a permanent road that connects the…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:35am

Contractors responsible for British Columbia’s transportation and infrastructure projects were recognized at the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards ceremony. “Every day, hard-working people are delivering on highway, road and bridge projects, creating robust infrastructure to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, throughout B.C.,” said Minister of…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:19am

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Through Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, communities…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:33am

The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a residuals treatment facility for the Capital Regional District (CRD). The facility is one of three parts of the $765-million Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Plant project. HRMG is…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:23am

The British Columbia government will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill—with nothing in return­—resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important infrastructure. “Megaproject mismanagement by…

December 11, 2017 @ 2:57pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design build and finance the Lakeshore West Corridor Infrastructure Improvements project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore West line. “We are excited…

December 11, 2017 @ 8:53am

The Government of British Columbia’s study of the feasibility of a fixed link between the Sunshine Coast and the rest of Lower Mainland has been completed. The study concludes that a fixed-link crossing would have considerable technical and financial challenges. Therefore, the Province will not be proceeding with a fixed…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:26am

The Government of Quebec has officially launched a study of a third transportation link to connect Quebec City and Levis. This study is in line with the mandate of the project office, which is to carry out and monitor all the steps and studies necessary for the implementation of a…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) cleanup of historic low-level radioactive waste at the legacy Welcome Waste Management Facility in Port Hope began on Dec. 1 with the placement of the first truckloads of contaminated soil into the new-engineered aboveground mound. With the first cell of the mound now receiving…

December 07, 2017 @ 12:56pm

After 20 years, the Government of British Columbia’s procurement portal is in need of an overhaul. A recently posted negotiated request for proposals (NRFP) is looking for submissions to update the BC Bid system with a focus on improved transparency and better access so more companies, especially small- and medium-sized…

December 07, 2017 @ 11:06am

Ontario Minister of Transportation has announced the release of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor. The upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include: - Track improvements and other work to enable increased service at Exhibition Station; - Mimico Station rehabilitation; - Long…

December 07, 2017 @ 10:40am

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has introduced the provincial government’s climate change strategy. The strategy, titled Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This…

December 04, 2017 @ 7:05pm

Ontario is increasing access to high-quality care for patients and families by expanding space for surgeries and post-operative care offered at University Health Network's Toronto Western Hospital site. The expansion will address the growing demand for care by increasing operating room capacity and redeveloping the space for both pre-operative services…

December 04, 2017 @ 6:20pm

CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced its decision to keep its tender process for the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) open and launch a period of intensive discussions with the qualified consortiums for the engineering and construction contract. As such the tender process…

December 04, 2017 @ 4:04pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced the participants in the Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN). For the network’s next two-year cycle, 19 communities from across Canada will take an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the potential effects…

December 04, 2017 @ 3:28pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it will be proceeding with a public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls Project. Premier Dwight Ball announced the appointment of Justice Richard D. LeBlanc as the sole Commissioner of Inquiry, in accordance with Part I of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006.…

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00pm

As part of the provincial cabinet’s deliberations on the Site C hydroelectric project, Don Wright, deputy minister to Premier John Horgan, has invited an expert advisory panel to provide its views on Site C and the BC Utilities Commission’s final report. Expert views are sought from various perspectives – BC…

November 27, 2017 @ 8:00am

To build a modern transportation network across the GTHA and Waterloo region, we need to upload all municipal and regional transit agencies to the Province. The Toronto Region Board of Trade is releasing an uploading strategy to show how this is possible. The Board’s strategy is a response to Metrolinx’s…

November 27, 2017 @ 7:11am

The City of Winnipeg is cutting infrastructure spending as part of its new budget. The cut to the infrastructure budget will help minimize the municipal tax increase, slated at just 0.1 per cent. According to a CBC News article, the portion of the city’s capital budget used for infrastructure, and…

November 24, 2017 @ 2:18pm

The best in Canadian brownfield rehabilitation and redevelopment was celebrated at the 18th annual Brownie Awards, held at the Delta Toronto Hotel on November 22 and proudly presented by the Canadian Brownfield Network and Actual Media. In total, 10 awards were handed out to projects, people, and organizations from across…

November 23, 2017 @ 2:24pm

Nunavut Premier Paul Quassa has announced portfolios for his new cabinet. The fifth executive council of Nunavut is a mix of new and returning politicians, and the first time Nunavut has three female cabinet ministers. “I want to thank the members of cabinet for their enthusiasm and dedication to serve…

November 23, 2017 @ 2:15pm

The Government of Canada has officially launched the Smart Cities Challenge, which will give communities a platform for implementing bold ideas to address priorities that they identify. Communities of all sizes and from across Canada can apply—including municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities. They will be encouraged to…

November 23, 2017 @ 2:02pm

A new City of Toronto staff estimate pegs the cost of the proposed Rail Deck Park project at $1.66-billion. The estimate comes as part of the release of the feasibility analysis by the city, as well as an outline of next steps for the implementation of the project. Announced in…

November 23, 2017 @ 1:33pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford GO Station project. Three teams were selected to submit proposals: EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, Link Rutherford Station, and Steelhead. The project includes:  A new multi-level parking structure with…

November 23, 2017 @ 1:31pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor. “This is…

November 17, 2017 @ 2:15pm

Eversource Energy and Northern Pass Transmission LLC (NPT), a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, have announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) and approved the Presidential Permit for the Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project that will allow NPT to construct transmission facilities at…

November 17, 2017 @ 8:04am

A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to…

November 17, 2017 @ 7:52am

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced that 10 professionals have been appointed as the Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Their appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range of talented and experienced candidates that reflect Canada’s linguistic,…

November 16, 2017 @ 10:22am

People living in the Mid and North Island in British Columbia will benefit from bigger patient rooms, peaceful surroundings, and more surgery space in the North Island Hospital’s Comox Valley campus. “People visit hospitals at the most challenging and critical times in their lives, and we want to make sure…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:38am

The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of a new hydropower generation station at the location of the Saskatoon Weir. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and STC Tribal Chief Mark Arcand signed the agreement at TCU Place during the First…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:31am

The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH), one of Northern Canada's largest and most important infrastructure projects, has officially opened to traffic. The ITH now provides an all-season road to the community of Tuktoyaktuk and is the first highway in Canada to connect to the Arctic Ocean. "This is an historic day…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:20am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Milton Corridor project, which consists of an expansion of Milton GO Station, redevelopment of Meadowvale GO Station, and a new Stations Operations West Facility. The RFQ outlines the scope…

November 15, 2017 @ 8:33am

The Government of Quebec is celebrating the official ground breaking inaugurating the work of Phase 1 of the new hospital complex at the University Hospital of Quebec—Laval University. "The people of the Capitale-Nationale region were looking forward to this great day,” said Sébastien Proulx, minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:33am

The Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) in collaboration with the Estrie Integrated University Health and Social Services Center - Sherbrooke University Hospital Center (CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS), has announced that three teams have qualified to submit a proposal for the design, construction, and financing of the mother-child center and…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:24am

An engineering consultant has been hired to provide a functional design study for the reconstruction of the South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) in Manitoba, including the proposed future St. Norbert bypass. “The design study will consider options for safe, efficient and cost-effective access points along the South Perimeter Highway as…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:09am

Ontario has approved the next phase of redevelopment at the Peel Memorial Centre, which will add more inpatient services, including complex continuing care and rehabilitation for patients and their families. The province is also making 37 additional beds available at the Brampton Civic Hospital this year, including six more beds…

November 10, 2017 @ 9:07am

If you thought Uber was a disruptor, wait until automated vehicles (AV) backed by smartphone apps for "mobility on demand" begin to eat into taxi and public bus services in the early 2020s, then begin to disrupt car ownership in the late 2020s. How this could impact municipal infrastructure is…

November 10, 2017 @ 8:39am

The Government of New Brunswick will invest $815.3 million in public infrastructure in 2018-19 including a record $12.6 million in tourism infrastructure. New investments total $28.1 million while $787.2 million is earmarked for maintenance and the continuation of previously announced projects. The government will invest in a multi-year approach to…

November 09, 2017 @ 7:59am

The PCL family of companies has announced the appointment of Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). Reporting to the president of Eastern Canada, Jim Dougan, Todd has overall responsibility for PCL’s operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario, and…

November 09, 2017 @ 6:51am

Plans for a Toronto-to-Windsor high speed rail line, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) for planning and environmental assessment work slated for release in December, according to a discussion held at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 25th annual conference. David Collenette, who was hired by the Ontario Ministry…

November 07, 2017 @ 11:54am

With an infrastructure deficit pegged at $30-$40 billion, First Nations communities across Canada are in desperate need of new ways to narrow the gap, including an uptick in the use of P3 projects. In the opening keynote address of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships 25th annual conference, Minister of…

November 06, 2017 @ 9:10am

Construction is two months ahead of schedule on the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre, which will add 1,500 jobs to the Calgary economy over the next six years. “Our government continues to make good on its promise to make life better for Albertans by investing in much-needed infrastructure projects like the…

November 03, 2017 @ 10:57am

Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO of the PCL family of companies, has announced leadership appointments within the office of the CEO. Mike Wieninger has been promoted to chief operating officer, Canadian Operations, responsible for PCL’s Buildings and Civil operations across all provinces. He is a member of the office of…

November 03, 2017 @ 7:46am

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec‘s (La Caisse) $6.04-billion Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) continues to draw both national and international attention as the public sector looks for new ways to finance the construction of infrastructure assets. “We’ve had, really from the beginning, a manifestation of very significant interest…

November 02, 2017 @ 3:30pm

The Government of B.C. has hired professional engineer Stan Cowdell to lead the independent technical review of the George Massey Tunnel crossing. The purpose of this technical review is to find a solution to safety and congestion issues faced by commuters, commercial drivers and first responders at the tunnel. Cowdell…

November 02, 2017 @ 5:57am

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall has issued the following statement on the final report of the Site C review that was released by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC): “Our government initiated the BCUC review of Site C to assist us in making the best decision…

November 02, 2017 @ 5:50am

The Government of Ontario is investing $570 million in the redevelopment and expansion of Kingston Health Sciences Centre's Kingston General Hospital site to ensure patients in southeastern Ontario continue to have access to high-quality care close to home. The proposed redevelopment project will replace aging infrastructure to ensure the hospital…

November 01, 2017 @ 7:56am

The Government of Ontario has moved into the next phase of procurement with the close of the request for proposals to design and build the new transit hub at Kipling Station. Ontario is integrating the subway, GO train, and local and regional bus services, including GO, TTC, and MiWay services,…

November 01, 2017 @ 7:49am

The Government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations. “Our vision is to make…

November 01, 2017 @ 6:39am

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Alterra Power Corp. have announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Innergex will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra for an aggregate consideration of $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Alterra’s debt. “This transaction is…

October 31, 2017 @ 10:25am

The first phase of the $1.88-billion Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 is now complete, marking a major milestone for the project. The bypass will improve safety, divert large truck traffic around Regina and help eliminate traffic congestion. “This is a great example of how governments and the…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:00am

Interior Health has shortlisted three teams as it seeks a qualified proponent for the Patient Care Tower Project at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. The preferred proponent will be responsible for designing, building, partially financing, and maintaining the new tower. “A new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital is…

October 30, 2017 @ 10:51am

Health Minister Adrian Dix was joined by individuals from throughout the South Okanagan at Penticton Regional Hospital to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its new patient tower. With the concrete phase of the David E. Kampe Tower now complete, the structural-steel phase underway and the overall tower construction…

October 30, 2017 @ 10:31am

TransCanada Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts to Axium Infinity Solar LP, a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership, for approximately $540 million. The transaction is…

October 27, 2017 @ 6:40am

Aecon Group Inc. and CCCC International Holding Limited have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CCCI will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $1.51 billion. “We believe this is…

October 27, 2017 @ 6:31am

Ontario is seeking public input on a long-term plan to modernize the transportation system in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region, to ensure people and goods are able to move throughout the region with greater ease. The GGH Transportation Plan is an initiative that will build on short- and medium-term…

October 24, 2017 @ 10:41am

The City of Orillia has authorized the Agreement of Purchase and Sale of a parcel of City-owned land within the Horne Business Park to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) for the purpose of the construction of a new OPP detachment. The deal is targeted for final closing by the end of 2017…

October 24, 2017 @ 6:04am

Ontario is pushing forward with plans to bring high speed rail (HSR) to the Toronto-Windsor corridor by establishing an HSR Planning Advisory Board to provide strategic support on the landmark project. Canada's first high speed rail service will slash people's travel times, providing a faster, greener travel option that creates…

October 24, 2017 @ 5:37am

An independent, expert analysis confirms the Diefenbaker Bridge in St. Albert, Sask. can safely handle the traffic that uses it and will last well into the future with proper maintenance. “I am pleased that the results of the expert inspection demonstrates all traffic will be able to use this vital…

October 23, 2017 @ 9:05am

Newborns, children, and expectant mothers from all around British Columbia will be cared for in the new Teck Acute Care Centre, located on the campus of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, officially opened by Premier John Horgan, health-care workers, and patients. “When children need hospital care, they should…

October 23, 2017 @ 8:59am

Infrastructure Canada has been provided an update on the construction of the new Champlain Bridge by its private partner, Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), which is responsible for managing the existing Champlain Bridge. The project update highlighted the many areas…

October 23, 2017 @ 8:35am

Deloitte and Enstoa have announced that they have partnered, combining their respective skills and expertise to better address the needs of the growing capital projects and portfolio management (PPM) market in Canada. With the market for PPM solutions expected to exceed $8.5 Billion by 2025, both Deloitte and Enstoa see…

October 23, 2017 @ 8:27am

BC Transit and its Sea to Sky local government partners have released a study showing there is public interest in a potential transit service connecting the communities along the Sea to Sky corridor, from Metro Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley. The Sea to Sky Corridor Regional Transit Study was a…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

EXP has announced that Steve Ross has joined the firm as chief information officer, effective October 2, 2017. In his new role, Ross is responsible for aligning technology investment with EXP’s corporate strategy and vision. Ross will apply his 30 years of experience to oversee the assessment and implementation of…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc.…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:23am

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process that began in June 2015, prequalified bidders were invited to respond to the RFP issued in…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:20am

The latest data from TransLink shows the public is using transit more than ever before. For the nine months ending September 30, 2017, the number of average weekday journeys increased 6.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. With the exception of February 2010 during the Olympic and…

October 18, 2017 @ 3:24pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a series of changes to the province’s cabinet, including the appointment of Calgary-North West MLA Sandra Jansen as the new Minister of Infrastructure. “Alberta’s economy is looking up, but there is more work to do – especially in Calgary, where too many skilled people…

October 18, 2017 @ 3:21pm

The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities have been returned to office after the voters made their preferences known in the Alberta’s municipal election. In Calgary, Naheed Nenshi returns to office following a contentious campaign that saw him trail in some polls in the days ahead of the October 16th…

October 17, 2017 @ 6:29am

Work has officially begun on TransAqua’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Modernization Project. The facility serves Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. “Our government’s investment in this important wastewater treatment facility will improve the management of combined sewer overflows and help us better protect our environment,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. Rogers…

October 16, 2017 @ 11:31am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced that construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has reached 70 per cent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital, including the helipad, structurally complete. The project remains on time and on budget. “In 2009, our…

October 16, 2017 @ 11:01am

Andre Juneau has taken over as the chief operating officer of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), providing leadership to the organization while Michael Cautillo is on leave. “Mr. Juneau has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with WDBA to lead the senior leadership team with the important work…

October 16, 2017 @ 9:36am

Mary Van Buren, a bilingual marketing, strategy, and digital expert, has officially taken over as president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Van Buren has worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and has held executive roles at leading associations and not-for-profits, including the Canadian Medical Association’s subsidiary, MD…

October 16, 2017 @ 8:52am

Rupen Pandya has been promoted by the Government of Saskatchewan following a successful tenure as president and CEO of SaskBuilds. The news came as part of an announcement from Interim Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary Kent Campbell regarding changes to the government’s senior public service leadership team.…

October 12, 2017 @ 11:02am

The Pembina Institute and Équiterre have released a blueprint for how the federal government can rapidly implement the buildings strategy laid out in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. According to the report, homes and buildings represent nearly 12 per cent of the country’s overall carbon pollution,…

October 12, 2017 @ 10:47am

The Government of Manitoba has released the Clean Environment Commission report on the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. “We appreciate the careful review the Clean Environment Commission has undertaken on this important project and thank all those who participated,” said Rochelle Squires, minister of sustainable development. “We will be considering the…

October 11, 2017 @ 8:56am

Officials from all three levels of government were involved in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use bridge across the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in…

October 11, 2017 @ 8:20am

Three teams have been shortlisted to submit bids for the design, build, finance, and maintain of the new Abbotsford law courts project, which is estimated to create over 1,000 jobs during the course of construction. Once built, the law courts are expected to double the capacity of the current courthouse,…

October 10, 2017 @ 9:05am

People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, and have improved access to distance education, skills training, and new business opportunities, thanks to a joint investment from the Government of Canada and the Province…

October 10, 2017 @ 6:39am

Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced their 100 megawatt (MW) Belle River Wind power facility, based in Lakeshore, Ont., has completed construction and is fully operational. Belle River Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 35,000 Ontario homes…

October 10, 2017 @ 6:17am

The Government of Nova Scotia is amending the Marine Renewable-energy Act to make it easier to assess innovative, lower-cost tidal energy technologies and help developers bring them to market faster. The amendments will allow demonstration permits of up to five megawatts and allow companies to sell the electricity they generate…

October 06, 2017 @ 1:26pm

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) has announced that Jason Ferrigan has become its 2017-2019 president. Ferrigan previously served on the OPPI council as president-elect (2015-2017), as well as two terms as a director from 2013-2015 and 2005-2007. He has also been an active volunteer of OPPI through his many…

October 06, 2017 @ 12:56pm

BC Hydro has filed an information response to the British Columbia Utilities Commission in regards to the ongoing inquiry to determine the future of the Site C Clean Energy Project. The letter, sent by BC Hydro president and CEO Chris O’Riley, includes a note that the cost of the project…

October 06, 2017 @ 12:31pm

The City of Winnipeg has awarded a $180-million contract for sewage upgrades in the city, including work on the South End Water Pollution Control Centre. According to a CBC News report, the contract was awarded to NAC Constructors (NAC) of Morriston, Ont. The Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba had…

October 03, 2017 @ 10:29am

Infrastructure Ontario has announced that three teams are prequalified to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project involves an almost 18-kilometre stretch, from Highway 25 in Milton east to the Credit River in Mississauga. According to Infrastructure Ontario, the project features an expansion…

October 03, 2017 @ 8:24am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset…

September 29, 2017 @ 7:10am

The National Assembly of Quebec has passed Bill 137 on the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM). The purpose of this legislation is to promote the rapid implementation of the REM, which is the most important public transit project since the creation of the Montréal metro in 1967. “The REM project will…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:51am

Amendments to the Environment Act, introduced today by the Government of Nova Scotia, will allow the province to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Iain Rankin, minister of the environment. “Working closely with our stakeholders, our program will set…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:33am

The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. “Our government’s investment in these critical projects along…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:20am

Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government has announced details of Budget 2017-18 for Nova Scotia. This is the first budget of the new term for McNeil, following the election of a majority Liberal government on May 30th. The budget builds on the budget tabled in the spring, before the province’s general election.…

September 28, 2017 @ 10:54am

The City of Ottawa has signed a contract as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ratified on March 24th, 2017 for a portion of Stage 2 of the Confederation Line. EllisDon, as part of the Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG), is pleased to announce the signing of a contract…

September 27, 2017 @ 11:35am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ)…

September 27, 2017 @ 10:08am

The Alberta Government's plan to add 5,000 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by 2030 will deliver economic opportunities, in addition to environmental benefits, according to a new report by The Delphi Group for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which was produced with funding support from the Alberta government.…

September 27, 2017 @ 8:52am

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens’ mobility business including its rail traction drives business with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential. The two businesses are largely complementary in terms of activities…

September 27, 2017 @ 7:11am

Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced the opening of its 179 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “This project has been critical to the community for the past three years when other industries were leaving Tumbler Ridge,” said Don…

September 27, 2017 @ 6:45am

Municipal water and wastewater services are vital to our health, the economy, and the environment. These networks of infrastructure produce and deliver clean drinking water and remove and treat wastewater. Yet there are hidden problems in many municipalities: Canadians are some of the biggest water users in the world, and…

September 27, 2017 @ 6:28am

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and California Governor Edmund G. Brown further strengthened their cooperation in the global fight against climate change. Premier Couillard hosted Premier Wynne and Governor Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario, and California. “Premier…

September 26, 2017 @ 6:39am

Following the recent meeting between Quebec minister of energy and natural resources Pierre Arcand, and Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota Canada and Transition Énergétique Québec (TEQ) have announced their intention to enter into an MOU to study the market requirements for hydrogen infrastructure to support the introduction of…

September 25, 2017 @ 9:03am

The Government of Canada convened the second federal, provincial, and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Federal minister of infrastructure and communities Amarjeet Sohi and Ontario minister of infrastructure Bob Chiarelli co-hosted the meeting. The ministers began the conversation by sharing some of the initial results from Phase 1…

September 25, 2017 @ 8:59am

With billions of dollars at stake and an Ontario economy in need of productivity-enhancing infrastructure, a new study says that improvements could be made to the evaluation process used by governments to select projects. More than $200 billion has been pledged by the federal government, and the Government of Ontario,…

September 21, 2017 @ 11:55am

BluEarth Renewables LP (BluEarth) has announced it has completed the acquisition of four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen Inc., including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. These facilities have a weighted average contract life of 22 years and represent 85 megawatts (MW).…

September 21, 2017 @ 9:34am

The technology and innovation behind energy storage (ES) is evolving quickly, and there are growing opportunities in the public and private sector. As discussed at this year’s Energy Storage Canada conference in Toronto, there are growing opportunities for the technology both at home and abroad, as the quality and capacity…

September 21, 2017 @ 8:03am

The Government of Quebec has celebrated the opening of the new buildings of the second phase of construction of the new hospital complex at the University of Montreal (CHUM). The three 25-storey buildings will each house therapeutic and hospital diagnostic services, emergency, and clinical follow-ups as well as clinical and…

September 19, 2017 @ 7:44am

Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Number TEN Architectural Group. The 100,000-square-foot development will comprise new construction and incorporate a repurposed downtown heritage building to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will help create jobs, expand research,…

September 18, 2017 @ 10:03am

ReNew Canada publisher Todd Latham joined 26 other government leaders and association representatives from eleven provincial and territorial asset management Communities of Practice (CoP) in Edmonton last week for a national workshop designed to develop a collaborative framework among the various organizations. The in-person, three-day meeting which was facilitated by…

September 18, 2017 @ 6:51am

Alberta moves one step closer to its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030 as round one of the Renewable Electricity Program enters the request for proposals stage. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has invited national and international companies to participate in the final stage of the…

September 18, 2017 @ 6:44am

The board of directors of the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Initiative has announced the appointment of Geoff Hogan as SWIFT's inaugural chief executive officer (CEO). Reporting to the board, the CEO is the key management leader of SWIFT and responsible for overseeing a multi-faceted team dedicated to the implementation…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:54am

The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $176-million grant to the City of Edmonton for construction of the southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. The funding was originally provided to Edmonton in 2014 as an interest-free loan. The province is now converting this loan into a grant, with…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:48am

Ontario is electrifying the GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for Hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Through the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, Ontario will deliver faster and more frequent…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:41am

Martin Coiteux, the Government of Quebec’s minister of municipal affairs and land occupancy, has announced creation of a committee to consider the development of new government orientations in land use planning (OGAT). It will be composed of the Minister and representatives of the two major municipal partners, the Fédération québécoise…

September 15, 2017 @ 7:16am

Eric Peissel, currently serving as WSP's vice president of transportation for Western Canada, will be assuming the role of national business line executive—transportation, for WSP in Canada on January 1st, 2018. This appointment follows the announcement that Dave Jull will be retiring from this role on the same date, after…

September 15, 2017 @ 7:03am

Manitoba’s newest regional hospital celebrated its grand opening in Selkirk with a ceremony attended by the province’s health minister and community representatives. “The new Selkirk Regional Health Centre better accommodates residents’ health-care needs and the delivery of health-care services in the region,” said Kelvin Goertzen, minister of health, seniors, and…

September 15, 2017 @ 6:51am

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season. The tenders include more than 550 kilometres of surface improvements and consist of more than 30 construction contracts, half a dozen bridge and culvert projects, and more than a dozen crushing and stockpiling contracts worth an estimated…

September 15, 2017 @ 6:45am

The construction of the Tłįchǫ All-Season Road moved a step closer to reality with the announcement by Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod that three proponents have qualified for the project, pursuant to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Request for Qualifications. The Request for Qualifications was released in March. The three…

September 14, 2017 @ 6:14am

Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre, along with Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions, joined students and staff at École Harbour Landing School and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School to celebrate the grand opening of their new K-8 joint-use school, one of three built in Regina. “We are pleased to celebrate this…

September 13, 2017 @ 8:27am

The Government of B.C., under the leadership of premier John Horgan, has issued its first budget update stating financial priorities for the months ahead. The Budget Update outlined current public sector infrastructure investment commitments: $2.6 billion for post-secondary institutions around the province to invest in priority projects to build capacity…

September 13, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has announced that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft.) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is…

September 13, 2017 @ 6:20am

Carillion has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Emma Mercer has been appointed chief financial officer effective immediately. Since joining Carillion in 2008, Mercer has held several senior positions, most recently finance director of the UK construction business, prior to which she was chief financial officer and senior vice…

September 11, 2017 @ 7:11am

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in exchange for…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:57am

The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project has closed. The prequalified teams of bidders submitted their proposals to design, build, and finance the improvements to the three GO stations, including new pedestrian connections, track upgrades, and platform canopies. The project also includes a new…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:46am

Following a Request for Proposals, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded a contract to EY, valued at $1.7 million, for financial and procurement advisory services for the new acute care regional hospital project in Corner Brook. The new hospital, announced in February, will include the same services currently…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:41am

The City of Winnipeg is expanding its training in asset management with the launch of a new internal course curriculum in project management tailor-made for the City, developed and delivered with Red River College. “This new training program will help the City of Winnipeg make important improvements to project management…

September 08, 2017 @ 6:43am

The Government of Canada has announced that it has approved the Canadian Transit Company’s application for the proposed Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project spanning the Detroit River between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan to replace the existing bridge. In addition to approving the Canadian Transit Company’s application, the Government is moving…

September 07, 2017 @ 6:29am

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has reached out to its provincial associations across Canada to gather input on building stronger, more efficient trade corridors. CTA used the feedback to create a trade-trade priority wish list which was released today. In early July, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $2.1 billion for the Trade…

September 07, 2017 @ 6:18am

Parsons has announced the appointment of Joanne McCall, senior vice president, to the position of market leader for the Greater Toronto Region. She will immediately assume responsibility for growing business in the region, while she continues her current duties as Parsons’ Civil/Structural Division leader for Canada until a replacement is…

September 06, 2017 @ 7:53am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver have announced over $360 million in combined federal and territorial funding to improve road access in two mineral-rich areas: the Dawson Range in central Yukon and the Nahanni Range Road in southeastern Yukon. In total, the Yukon Resource Gateway Project will…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:19am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Toronto courthouse located at 11 Centre Avenue, bordered by Chestnut and Armoury Streets. Following a fair, open, and transparent request for qualifications process, two teams—EllisDon Infrastructure and Plenary Justice—were…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:09am

Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver has officially opened its new campus. The 92-year-old institution relocates to the east side of downtown Vancouver from Granville Island to a purpose-built facility. This 26,700-square-metre (290,000 sq. ft.) landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone and is a…

September 05, 2017 @ 10:00am

The Region of Waterloo has suggested that the ION light rail transit project could face future delays due to software issues with the vehicles to be used on the line. According to an article from the Waterloo Region Record, the project faces new delays as a result of issues with…

September 05, 2017 @ 6:30am

Following the end of public consultation, the Government of Alberta is moving forward with its plans to the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir project. According to an article from the CBC, the project aimed at mitigating flood risk in Calgary will now move forward into the environmental assessment phase. The $432-million project,…

September 01, 2017 @ 7:06am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $467,200 to support a feasibility study to assess the potential for natural gas development in the Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories. The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is leading this project. This Indigenous-owned corporation seeks to lower living costs for…

September 01, 2017 @ 6:34am

Following last week's announcement regarding the timeline for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement announcing the extension of the Request for Proposals stage of the project. Here is the statement released by the WDBA: "On August 23, 2017, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced…

August 31, 2017 @ 11:21am

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has introduced the Plan stratégique organisationnel 2025, STM’s strategic organizational plan for 2025. Banking on the positive momentum enjoyed by public transit, as well as an evolving context that provides major opportunities for contributing to the development of Montréal, this strategic organizational plan…

August 31, 2017 @ 7:07am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced a number of changes to the provincial cabinet following the departure from cabinet of five ministers. Five ministers will remain in cabinet but change portfolios: Deputy Premier Don Morgan becomes Minister of Justice and Attorney General, while retaining responsibility for Labour and the Workers’…

August 31, 2017 @ 6:45am

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has unveiled his shadow cabinet, assigning Michael Chong with the task of watching over the infrastructure portfolio. Chong is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, located just west of the Greater Toronto Area. Chong was first elected to the riding in…

August 31, 2017 @ 6:32am

The Port of Prince Rupert can now accommodate the largest container vessels in the world, following DP World’s expansion of its Fairview Container Terminal that increases the Port’s container-handling capacity to 1.35 million TEUs annually. The $820-million expansion, ranked #58 on ReNew Canada’s 2017 Top100 Projects report, grows Fairview Container…

August 30, 2017 @ 6:52am

Martin Jobke has accepted the role of president of the Associated Engineering group of companies, effective January 1, 2018. As part of the company’s leadership succession, Associated Engineering’s board of directors selected Jobke, a civil engineer with 33 years of experience, to succeed president & CEO Kerry Rudd, who will…

August 29, 2017 @ 10:20am

Ontario’s minister of transportation, Steven Del Duca, has issued a statement following the release of a Toronto Star that claimed his ministry interfered with the selection of GO train stations to be built as part of the Regional Express Rail project. Here is Del Duca’s statement in full: "In June…

August 29, 2017 @ 6:54am

Toromont Industries Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies in exchange for consideration of $917.7 million cash plus the issuance of 2.25 million Toromont shares (nominally $100 million based on 10-day average…

August 29, 2017 @ 5:57am

The City of Toronto has announced that, after five years as chief planner and executive director of the City Planning division, Jennifer Keesmaat has decided to leave her position effective September 29 to pursue other interests. Keesmaat joined the municipality in September 2012 and since then has successfully championed and…

August 28, 2017 @ 12:25pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding to widen Autoroute Henri-IV and refurbish the concrete pavement, mainly between the Charest/Henri-IV and Félix-Leclerc/Henri-IV interchanges. The Government of Canada is contributing $173.6 million to this project, which is estimated to cost between $400 million and $500 million. The remaining amount…

August 28, 2017 @ 7:58am

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced a total investment of over $175 million in seven measures to help protect Arctic waters as part of the Oceans Protection Plan. These measures include: A commitment of $94.3 million over five years to support safer and more efficient Arctic resupply operations through…

August 28, 2017 @ 7:41am

The Government of Québec will invest $330 million in the construction of an underground garage for subway trains at the Côte-Vertu station. This garage will replace the first-generation metro cars, and respond to increased traffic and other needs, including a future extension of the Blue Line. The Montreal Transit Corporation…

August 28, 2017 @ 7:12am

Questions have arisen over the legitimacy of two stops selected as part of Metrolinx’s $13.5-billion Regional Express Rail project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, two stations originally rejected through Metrolinx’s analysis were later approved as a result of ‘pressure’ from the provincial transportation ministry. The Star obtained…

August 28, 2017 @ 6:41am

Drivers in the Lower Mainland soon will be paying less to get around as the British Columbia government is eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. “We’re taking immediate action to make life more affordable and get people moving by scrapping unfair tolls on the Port Mann…

August 25, 2017 @ 10:40am

The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprising three leading Canadian engineering consulting firms, Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional Express Rail (RER) Capital Program. The RER…

August 25, 2017 @ 6:44am

The board of directors of Metrolinx has appointed Phil Verster as its new president and CEO. Over the last 12 years, Mr. Verster has overseen operations and major construction of rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Among his most recent assignments as a managing director of Britain’s Network Rail…

August 24, 2017 @ 10:28am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East—Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines the scope…

August 24, 2017 @ 6:04am

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement addressing recent speculation that has appeared in media reports. The statement, from WDBA president and CEO Michael Cautillo, attempts to set the record straight over recent reports on the project. Here is the the full statement that has been released: “The…

August 23, 2017 @ 10:21am

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that Scott Livingstone has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (RHA). “Scott Livingstone is an innovative, strategic leader who shares our goal of one provincial health authority that is focused on better co-ordination of health services across Saskatchewan,”…

August 23, 2017 @ 9:01am

Exp has announced that Mark Dvorak has been named as its new president in addition to his current role as chief operating officer. Former president and co-chief executive officer, Vladimir Stritesky, retired July 31st, 2017. Dvorak was named Chief Operating Officer in April 2016. With over 20 years of experience,…

August 23, 2017 @ 7:57am

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for success, a report calling on the Ontario Government to implement key recommendations in its imminent Long-Term Infrastructure Plan (LTIP) that will help ensure accountable planning and building resilient, adaptable infrastructure for the future.…

August 23, 2017 @ 7:41am

Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. As part of this project, the province is…

August 21, 2017 @ 12:10pm

Over the next five years, Hamilton’s Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive $340 million in upgrades. The first project under this multi-year, multi-phase initiative officially kicked off with a tour at the construction site for the new Raw Sewage Pumping Station. Hamilton Harbour was identified as a Great Lakes Area…

August 21, 2017 @ 11:39am

The City of Ottawa has officially submitted a rezoning application that would allow for the construction of the new Ottawa hospital Civic campus on lands currently part of the Central Experimental Farm. According to an article from the CBC, the application would allow the land to be rezoned from agricultural…

August 21, 2017 @ 7:10am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a request for qualifications on its 100th project using its unique Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) process. The milestone marks almost 12 years of successfully procuring and delivering the Province's largest and most complex public infrastructure projects - including hospitals, courthouses, highways and public transit.…

August 21, 2017 @ 6:36am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO), on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, has released a bid call to ten prequalified contractors to build the new Centre for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure in North York. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by IO, began in October 2016. This process identified ten…

August 21, 2017 @ 6:30am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The project will see the reconstruction of the 45-year old Macdonald Block Complex, the administrative hub of the Ontario government's operations. The complex…

August 18, 2017 @ 5:41am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of Metrolinx's work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area…

August 17, 2017 @ 1:18pm

Ontario has reached a major milestone in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, with the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the new LRT line. "Today is a major step forward for the Hurontario LRT project,” said Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s…

August 17, 2017 @ 11:25am

The request for proposals stage has closed for three companies to submit their bids to design, build, and finance the new patient care tower project at Michael Garron Hospital. Based on a fair and open request for qualifications process that began in June 2016, the following companies were invited to…

August 17, 2017 @ 8:29am

One day after Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) president Lynn Dollin recommended a one per cent hike in the HST to help pay for municipal infrastructure, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has stated that she does not support the idea. Speaking at AMO’s annual conference, held this year at the…

August 16, 2017 @ 9:02am

Following a presentation from its chief administrative officer (CAO) George V. Harvie regarding the provincial review of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Delta Council has provided its recommendations to the B.C. government. CAO Harvie identified some of the immediate safety issues with the George Massey Tunnel, including electrical system…

August 16, 2017 @ 7:20am

The troubled relationship between Bombardier and Metrolinx took another turn for the worse this week after it was revealed that Bombardier has filed a court application over being prohibited to bid on the Regional Express Rail (RER) operator procurement contract. According to an article from the Toronto Star the application,…

August 16, 2017 @ 6:34am

Leading building and energy professionals are urging the federal government to prioritize swift action to make Canada’s homes and buildings ultra energy-efficient and low-carbon in discussions between federal, provincial, and territorial energy ministers. For the first time since the adoption of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change,…

August 15, 2017 @ 6:05am

WSP Global Inc. and UEM Edgenta Berhad have announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WSP will acquire UEM Edgenta's 61.2 per cent in Opus International Consultants Limited (OIC), through a New Zealand takeover offer. WSP has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, filed a notice of intention to…

August 14, 2017 @ 9:59am

Five Nova Scotia companies and one New Brunswick company have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation. The Nova Scotia Government awarded the contracts as part of the QEII redevelopment project. The companies are: Darim Masonry Limited, Lower Sackville RKO Steel Limited, Dartmouth Southeast…

August 14, 2017 @ 7:38am

The Government of Alberta has begun implementing the advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better manage water throughout the Bow River basin. The Bow River Water Management Project report, produced by the Bow River Working Group, represents a first step in building…

August 14, 2017 @ 6:52am

A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the ECO’s Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, provides a comprehensive public review of energy use and conservation in the province.…

August 11, 2017 @ 12:37pm

The new White City overpass, part of the Regina Bypass project, will open to traffic less than two years after construction started. A unique feature of the White City overpass is a pedestrian walkway that will connect the Trans Canada Trail on both sides of Highway 1. “The White City…

August 11, 2017 @ 7:15am

Ontario is helping workers thrive in the low-carbon economy with new support for apprentices, skilled trades, and other professionals from the building sector to develop green building skills. This initiative is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's carbon market. Ontario is…

August 10, 2017 @ 8:08am

Siemens Canada has announced the appointment of Faisal Kazi as president and CEO of Siemens Canada Limited, effective September 1, 2017. Kazi replaces former president and CEO and current chair of Siemens Canada Robert Hardt, who departed the company in June 2017 to take on the role of catalyst partner at…

August 10, 2017 @ 7:41am

The Government of Ontario announced a significant milestone in the expansion of transit services in the Greater Toronto Area with the first piece of track for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project now installed. The 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which will open in 2021, will connect Mount Dennis…

August 09, 2017 @ 11:43am

SNC-Lavalin has announced that Chantal Sorel has been appointed executive vice-president, capital, in addition to her current role as managing director, effective immediately. Based in Montreal, she will report to Neil Bruce, president and chief executive officer, and serve as a member of the company’s executive committee. As executive vice-president…

August 08, 2017 @ 7:11am

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has initiated an inquiry into BC Hydro’s Site C project, as directed by the provincial government in an Order‐in‐Council (OIC) on August 2, 2017. The scope of the inquiry is set out in the government’s Terms of Reference for the OIC, which is available…

August 04, 2017 @ 12:07pm

The Manitoba government has asked Dr. Bryan Schwartz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Manitoba, to provide a legal opinion on the federal government’s authority to implement a carbon pricing regime in Manitoba. “Dr. Schwartz is a well-known Manitoban expert on constitutional law who will provide a legal…

August 04, 2017 @ 7:28am

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately $416 million of…

August 04, 2017 @ 7:13am

A new report from the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy & Governance has examined large transit infrastructure projects to provide key metrics for how to monitor, track, and measure their success. The report, Delivering Benefit: Achieving Community Benefits in Ontario, was commissioned and financially…

August 03, 2017 @ 9:02am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Transit, have announced that a site has been selected for the new BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in the Cowichan Valley. The facility will be located in the Koksilah Industrial Park at the…

August 03, 2017 @ 8:24am

Today, Premier Brian Pallister and Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the province would pursue alternative approaches to meeting Manitoba’s infrastructure needs. The province selected KPMG LLP as the successful bidder to develop a business case for the Manitoba Schools Project under a Public Private Partnership (P3) framework, advancing…

August 03, 2017 @ 7:28am

The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec. "The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:48am

EllisDon has announced the appointment of Paul Trudel as vice-president, people and culture. Trudel will assume the role and responsibilities effective immediately and will succeed Rosemarie Lipman who has entered the new role of senior vice-president, enterprise intelligence. "One of the things we celebrate at EllisDon is our unique culture,"…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:37am

The Government of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Baline Pedersen, minister of infrastructure. “Our goal…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:27am

ACCIONA Energy has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada markets, and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the two…

August 01, 2017 @ 7:13am

Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet. Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible…

August 01, 2017 @ 6:41am

Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre…

July 31, 2017 @ 7:50am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre have released a request for proposals (RFP) to three teams prequalified to design, build, finance, and maintain the new hospital development project in Toronto. The release of the RFP marks a critical milestone in the project, enabling the teams to begin work…

July 31, 2017 @ 6:57am

Ontario and Michigan are completing North America's first national, cross-border automated vehicle test drive through Southern Ontario and Michigan, promoting innovation in the auto sector and driving economic growth. Minister of transportation Steven Del Duca and federal minister of innovation, science, and economic development Navdeep Bains were in Windsor to…

July 31, 2017 @ 6:46am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Early Stations' Improvement project. The infrastructure upgrades on the GO transit lines are required to accommodate the planned increase in GO rail networks. The RFQ outlines the scope of…

July 28, 2017 @ 9:25am

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commended Boralex, Gaz Métro and Hydro-Québec for their submission of a proposal in response to a call for tenders issued by Massachusetts utilities in an effort to supply the state with an additional 9.45 TWh of clean energy by 2022. The proposal outlines a…

July 28, 2017 @ 6:54am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have released a request for proposals (RFP) to the three prequalified teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Teams were selected following the request…

July 24, 2017 @ 8:03am

Deloitte has been awarded the contract to explore public and private sector-led options to help determine the best approach to design, construct, and maintain new buildings that will replace the Victoria and Centennial buildings in Halifax. The work is part of the QEII Redevelopment Project. Deloitte has extensive financial advisory…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:25am

The Government of Ontario has announced the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project, a milestone in the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Passing over Queen Street West, the Dufferin Street Bridge has been widened to accommodate the additional track needed to increase service levels between Toronto and…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:17am

Residents of Balgonie will soon have safer access to their community. Beginning this week, the Balgonie Overpass will be the first to open to traffic on the Regina Bypass–less than two years after construction started. The design of the Balgonie overpass includes two roundabouts, which are designed to accommodate large…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:08am

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified teams to submit their proposals to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The tunnel is a portion of the work being done on the Kitchener GO…

July 24, 2017 @ 6:53am

Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “As Canadians head out on vacation this summer, they…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:52am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $59.6 million for 32 projects for Quebec City's Réseau de transport de la Capitale, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will invest over $33.1 million in these projects, and the Government of Quebec will…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:44am

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet. The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:26am

The Government of Quebec has announced substantial completion of Baie-Saint-Paul's new residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD). The new centre is located in the same building as the hospital still under construction. The CHSLD has welcomed people housed in the existing hospital and the Pierre-Dupré Accommodation Centre since July 6th.…

July 18, 2017 @ 7:17am

The Government of Quebec has released a report that studied the issues related to the installation of wind turbines in the protected dune-du-Nord habitat in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine by the Régie intermunicipale de l'énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The commission determined that, while there is unanimity that the archipelago must free itself from its…

July 18, 2017 @ 7:04am

The Ministry of Transportation has started the next phase of design work to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) to a full freeway from Maltby Road northerly to the Speed River. The project will improve commute times to help people get home to their families faster and keep goods moving…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:28am

Brian Pallister, premier of Manitoba, joined Rick Chrest, mayor of Brandon, and community members to celebrate the completion of the Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project. The representatives also took the occasion to announce new federal-provincial-municipal funding of up to $2.5 million for the replacement of the airport maintenance building. The…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:23am

Ontario has released a draft strategy to guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years and is seeking feedback from the community. A first of its kind in Ontario, the strategy outlines the province's vision and goals for Northern Ontario's transportation system, and actions to address the…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:14am

WSP Canada has announced two changes to the senior executive leadership of its Canadian Buildings team. Armin von Eppinghoven will assume the role of senior vice president, key client strategy & engagement, buildings, following his tenure as a senior executive of WSP's Canadian Buildings Team. Armin's 30+ years of experience…

July 13, 2017 @ 9:06am

Edmonton City Council has approved its new transit strategy, which will modernize Edmonton’s transit system over the coming years. “Over 20,000 Edmontonians participated in the development of the transit strategy,” says Sarah Feldman, general supervisor of city wide strategy. “We very clearly heard people have different expectations of transit depending…

July 13, 2017 @ 5:43am

David Bulger has joined Stantec as sector leader for the Atlantic Canada buildings group. An authority on buildings engineering, Bulger specializes in structural engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting engineering and engineering projects, including design, departmental management, project management, and business development. David will work…

July 13, 2017 @ 5:27am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will provide funding for repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, in an effort to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Minister of health and long-term care Dr. Eric Hoskins made the announcement at the Orillia…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:27am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Governments of Canada and Quebec will invest nearly $24.8 million into the expansion and upgrading of the Rouyn-Noranda Airport. This assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The City of Rouyn-Noranda will also provide nearly $12.4 million, bringing the total government and municipal…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:48am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $265 million for major repairs to James Bay Road. The project covers all 620 kilometres of James Bay Road, over half of which will be resurfaced. Work also includes the replacement of culverts and road safety devices such…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:42am

Construction of the Nanisivik naval refuelling facility is progressing on-time and on-budget. According to an article from CBC News, the project has entered the construction season with expectations that the revised deadline of fall 2018 will be met for the $130-million facility. The Nanisivik Naval Facility, located in Arctic Bay,…

July 10, 2017 @ 6:59am

The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. The Government of Alberta is investing approximately $88 million and the Government of Canada is providing more than $74…

July 07, 2017 @ 10:49am

City of Ottawa officials are discussing the possibility of further extending one of the lines already being extended as part of the $3-billion Stage 2 LRT project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection,…

July 07, 2017 @ 6:22am

The competitive process for the next 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the competition. Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the Request for Qualification (RFQ) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase…

July 07, 2017 @ 6:07am

The Lafarge Canada plant in Brookfield, N.S. has been granted permission to experiment with the use of used tires as a fuel source for the plant. According to an article from the CBC, the Nova Scotia Environment Department has granted permission for the one-year pilot project, which Lafarge will run…

July 06, 2017 @ 11:30am

Toronto mayor John Tory has released a letter acknowledging that the city will receive $4.8 billion from the federal government for future transit projects. The funding Is part of phase two of the federal government’s public transit infrastructure funding. “I would like to thank Minister Sohi and the federal government…

July 06, 2017 @ 10:29am

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will provide one-third of the project cost for Calgary’s Green Line LRT Stage 1. The province will provide up to $1.53 billion over the next eight years. The funds will come from the Climate Leadership Plan. The Calgary Green Line will serve…

July 06, 2017 @ 10:17am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has officially sent letters to his provincial and territorial counterparts, as well as to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to provide additional details about the Government of Canada’s long term infrastructure plan and to open negotiations to reach bilateral agreements with each province…

July 06, 2017 @ 9:39am

A pole-mounted energy storage system located in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot program. Put into service in August 2016, the energy storage system is mounted to the top of an existing hydro pole. The system stores energy during off-peak hours…

July 06, 2017 @ 8:15am

The Government of Canada has announced that Janice Fukakusa has been selected as the inaugural chairperson of the board for the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Ms. Fukakusa is a corporate director and former chief administrative officer and chief financial officer of Royal Bank of Canada, from which she retired in January…

July 06, 2017 @ 8:05am

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have released a joint-report entitled Weathering the Storms: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure Funding. The organizations partnered to better assess the province’s ability to cope…

July 06, 2017 @ 6:13am

City Council has approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation, and waste. "I am proud that…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:31am

The Government of Canada has announced $2.1 billion for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI) to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors to international markets. The core element of the TTCI is the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which will provide $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:01am

Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change, Glen Murray, issued a statement to announce an $85-million funding commitment to the remediation of the English-Wabigoon River system. “As an immediate next step and in addition to previous funding commitments, Ontario is providing $85 million in dedicated funding for the remediation of…

July 05, 2017 @ 6:53am

Siemens has come forward to challenge Metrolinx’s decision to purchase light rail vehicles from Alstom. According to an article in the Toronto Star, Siemens has sent a letter to Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, questioning whether the sole source contract is in violation of provincial government’s own procurement…

July 05, 2017 @ 6:11am

ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC has announced that Canada’s Governor in Council has approved the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the ITC Lake Erie Connector transmission line. The National Energy Board (NEB) issued the certificate on June 26. The NEB provided its initial recommendation of…

July 04, 2017 @ 8:23am

BBGI SICAV S.A. has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to invest in an investment vehicle which will hold substantial equity interests in five PPP projects in Canada. All assets are operational and classified as availability-based under the investment policy of…

July 04, 2017 @ 7:38am

The Government of Canada and the Shoal Lake No. 40 have announced that construction has begun on the on-reserve portion of Freedom Road. The Government of Canada has committed up to $20 million for all phases of the Freedom Road project. Once finished, Freedom Road will provide secure, all-weather road…

July 04, 2017 @ 7:22am

The City of Ottawa has exercised the option, under the current contract, to utilize equipment continuity, knowledge, and cost efficiencies, and has signed a fixed-price variation agreement worth $349 million with Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG) for the rolling stock and onboard equipment for Stage 2 of the Confederation Line.…

July 04, 2017 @ 7:09am

Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard have been appointed to the board of directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt…

July 04, 2017 @ 6:58am

FCM President Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan with Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for local government. "Today (June 29), I was pleased to meet with Provincial and Territorial Ministers from across Canada. This meeting comes at a historic moment for the cities and communities…

June 30, 2017 @ 7:30am

Governments of Canada and Yukon invest in 13 infrastructure projects throughout the territory. Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell and Yukon Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn announced joint funding of over $26.9 million for 13 projects through the Small Communities Fund. “Along with our Inuit and…

June 29, 2017 @ 10:15am

Toronto Hydro Corporation has received an equity investment of $250 million from the City of Toronto and has issued to the city an additional 200 common shares. The investment is, in part, is to offset the costs Toronto Hydro’s infrastructure renewal projects. The book value of shareholder equity in the consolidated financial statements of…

June 29, 2017 @ 10:03am

Oakville, Ontario’s Town Council has endorsed a site master plan for the redevelopment of the former Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, a $54 million-dollar project. “It is important for Council that our plan for the hospital lands reflect the needs and wishes of local residents,” said Oakville Mayor, Rob Burton. “We appreciate…

June 29, 2017 @ 9:45am

Yesterday, Burlington City Council approved the public release of information related to litigation between the City of Burlington and the Burlington Executive Airport, concerning fill deposited at the airpark and the site expansion. The city notes that between 2008 and 2014, large amounts of fill were brought to the airpark…

June 29, 2017 @ 8:38am

In 2017, NB Power recorded earnings of $27 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year despite significant challenges posed by the $30-million impact of January’s ice storm, which did unprecedented damage to the utility’s infrastructure. Several key operational initiatives advanced during 2017 included the Mactaquac Generating Station decision, which will be…

June 28, 2017 @ 12:36pm

Today, Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. today released its 2016 Annual Report, which highlights that the utility invested over $100 million in replacement and expanded infrastructure. Board Chair, Jim Durrell, C.M., and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Conrad, presented the company's 2016 results today before Ottawa City Council. "The essence…

June 28, 2017 @ 12:13pm

Today, construction began on Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion and the second of three tenders for construction was released. The expansion and renovations involve construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms (replacing four existing operating rooms and adding four more) and extensive upgrades to areas…

June 27, 2017 @ 11:29am

On June 23rd, the City of Detroit and the Delray Community Advisory Group (CAG) announced that they reached an agreement with the State of Michigan and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) to sell 36 city-owned parcels of land, underground assets, and approximately 8 kilometres of city-owned streets as part of…

June 27, 2017 @ 8:24am

Yesterday, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) President Gordon Barnhart announced that Laurent Mougeot is stepping down after 12 years as SUMA’s chief executive officer. Mougeot’s last day will be September 22, 2017. A search for SUMA’s new CEO will start in the coming weeks. Outgoing SUMA CEO, Laurent Mougeot. Photo Credit:…

June 27, 2017 @ 6:50am

Metrolinx has released its agenda for the meeting of its board of directors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. In its report to the board, the Capital Projects Group (CPG) is advancing its growing program projects, including the Regional Express Rail (RER) program, the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), Finch…

June 26, 2017 @ 12:17pm

Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects. Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under…

June 26, 2017 @ 11:21am

On June 7, the City of Brampton formally launched the first ever Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre in Canada. Endorsed by the internationally recognized Institute of Asset Management (IAM), Brampton City Hall is now an IAM-approved training and exam venue. The certification courses offered will advance the science and…

June 26, 2017 @ 8:46am

On Friday, Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and  Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, announced up to $333 million in federal funding for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Finch West LRT  amounts to a $1.2 billion investment from the Government of Ontario into the City of Toronto’s transit infrastructure.…

June 26, 2017 @ 8:18am

The provincial government and the City of Fredericton will jointly fund several infrastructure projects this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. “New Brunswick’s capital city is an economic leader in New Brunswick,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Maintaining modern infrastructure is key to continued growth, and we…

June 23, 2017 @ 12:19pm

Yesterday, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced the shortlist of three teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Following a request for qualifications process that began in January 2017,…

June 23, 2017 @ 12:09pm

The Government of Canada and FCM have announced $72 million for municipal projects demonstrating strong actions on climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Clark Somerville, announced funding for 48 projects in communities across Canada through the Green…

June 23, 2017 @ 9:53am

Stantec has announced that, following a successful eight-year tenure as the company’s president and chief executive officer, Bob Gomes will retire at year’s end, effective December 31, 2017. The firm also announced that Gord Johnston, executive vice president of Stantec’s Infrastructure business operating unit, was selected by the board of…

June 21, 2017 @ 9:53am

Ontario is celebrating the start of construction of a new bus terminal in Toronto. The project is a transit-oriented development that will help transform downtown Toronto, with two new commercial buildings connected by a one-acre elevated park over the rail corridor. The new bus terminal will better connect commuters to…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:37am

NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. The existing wind farm accounts for 150 MW of capacity and consists of two separate projects. This planned project is known as Kent Hills 3.…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:14am

The Government of Ontario has announced plan for a new justice facility in Southern Ontario: the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:01am

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians, author Steven Robins suggests that the bank could significantly improve the…

June 21, 2017 @ 6:25am

Canada’s largest urban development project broke ground on a central feature of the emerging downtown precinct in the City of Vaughan. The PwC-YMCA Tower, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will combine Class-A office space, amenities, and services and be situated at the heart of SmartCentres Place. The developers are Smart…

June 20, 2017 @ 9:52am

The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall…

June 20, 2017 @ 8:15am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11.73 million in infrastructure at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability…

June 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditor’ general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined from their peak in 2005…

June 20, 2017 @ 6:29am

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric.…

June 19, 2017 @ 7:03am

The Manitoba government, Hanover School Division and Garden Valley School Division have issued a request for proposals (RFP) from architectural consulting teams to finalize the design and tender for two new schools in Winkler and Niverville. “These new schools are priorities for our government based on the greatest need due…

June 19, 2017 @ 6:46am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $1.09 billion in funding for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Stage 2 Project, which will better connect the east, west and south areas of Canada’s capital. The Government of Ontario has also made a similar funding commitment to the project. The City…

June 16, 2017 @ 7:26am

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has unveiled his new cabinet, with Lloyd Hines taking over as the new minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. Hines was first elected as the MLA for the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013, and was re-elected in last month’s general election. Before last month’s…

June 16, 2017 @ 5:36am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. to design, build, and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) development project in Centre Wellington. The contract between EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. is for $127.5 million. Payment will be made…

June 16, 2017 @ 5:10am

The Government of Alberta has awarded the contract for the design and construction of the $1.4-billion Calgary Cancer Centre to PCL Construction Management Inc. “I’m so proud to see this badly needed new Cancer Centre take its next step,” said Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta. “The choice of the successful…

June 16, 2017 @ 5:01am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for a federal investment of $1.283 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light rail network in Montréal, subject to necessary due diligence. The announcement will make it possible to finalize the financing of the project and meet the construction schedule of the…

June 16, 2017 @ 4:49am

BLOOM has announced that grant funding has been approved to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The projects are diverse and represent key sectors of Ontario’s economy. The funding for the projects is being provided by the Government of Ontario. The demonstrations are collaborative projects involving both…

June 14, 2017 @ 7:59am

The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:40am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents,…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:22am

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, have launched the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between High Level, Alberta and Inuvik was completed in March 2017. It connects six communities in the Mackenzie Valley to…

June 13, 2017 @ 6:47am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure…

June 13, 2017 @ 6:17am

The Government of Alberta is partnering with the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to fund design work for a new Leduc interchange. The interchange, at 65 Avenue and the QEII highway, is the next step in connecting industrial development south of Leduc’s 65 Avenue with the…

June 09, 2017 @ 10:07am

A request by the New Democratic Party to halt construction of the Site C clean energy project has been denied by BC Hydro. As report in The Globe and Mail, the NDP had made the request to delay elements of the construction until a full independent review could be conducted.…

June 09, 2017 @ 8:24am

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has announced that it will publicly disclose payments to prime contractors so that construction subcontractors know when they can expect payment. This increase in transparency will allow companies and individuals working for those prime contractors to know when they can expect payment and to…

June 09, 2017 @ 7:39am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Capital Inc. (EllisDon) to build and finance Sinai Health System's Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. The contract between EllisDon and Sinai Health System is for $288.5 million. An open, competitive request for qualifications…

June 09, 2017 @ 7:19am

Ontario is investing in a new York University campus in Markham—the first university campus in York Region—that will expand post-secondary education opportunities for students in the region. The new university campus will serve an estimated 4,000 students in York Region, with the potential for more students over time. The campus…

June 09, 2017 @ 7:12am

A member of Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan has asked staff to investigate the cost of adding tolling technology to the municipal bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. According to an article from CBC News, Councillor Charlene Miller made the request of staff this week, hoping to understand the…

June 09, 2017 @ 7:04am

Calgary city council received good news from staff in regards to the construction of the new $245-million central library: the project is back on schedule. In January, council was told that issues with steel truss beams had put the project about six weeks behind, as analysis of the beams and…

June 09, 2017 @ 6:41am

TransLink's board of directors and the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation have officially launched the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission and announced its chair and vice-chair who will lead its work to examine how pricing could potentially solve key transportation challenges in the Metro Vancouver region. The launch was set in…

June 08, 2017 @ 7:40am

The Prince Edward Island construction sector has immediate needs for 500-750 workers and as many as 1,800 workers will be needed over the next 10 years to keep pace with major projects, retirements, and an upswing in the sector. In anticipation of the workforce demands, the Government of Prince Edward…

June 08, 2017 @ 7:14am

The Government of New Brunswick has signed a contract with a Fredericton engineering company that is changing the way culverts are assessed. “Your government understands that transportation infrastructure is vital to the safety of the travelling public and the competitiveness of our industries,” said transportation and infrastructure minister Bill Fraser.…

June 08, 2017 @ 7:03am

The City of Hamilton announced that it has received a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that will be used towards funding a key phase in the Hamilton Bayfront Industrial Area Strategy: the review of brownfield redevelopment opportunities. The FCM's Green Municipal Fund grant will support a…

June 08, 2017 @ 6:50am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The three teams were selected based on the criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in October 2016. Selection criteria included design, construction, maintenance,…

June 08, 2017 @ 6:01am

The Government of Québec has introduced new governance of public transit in the Montreal metropolitan area. The primary goal of Law 76 is to amend the organization and governance, led by the transition committee. Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility and transportation electrification, has announced that the Council of…

June 06, 2017 @ 6:59am

The City of Edmonton is launching a voluntary Large Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure program (LBERD) aimed at transforming Edmonton's large buildings. This is the first municipally-led program of its kind in Canada. It will provide building owners with valuable information about their building energy performance and help them take…

June 06, 2017 @ 6:27am

Ontario is looking to modernize provincial construction laws to address key issues and improve efficiency and competitiveness for construction businesses. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced legislation that would, if passed, modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce needed rules to ensure Ontario construction workers get paid, on time, for the…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:42am

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout Saskatchewan. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:31am

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint commitment to plan and design the relief line transit project in downtown Toronto. Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada will be providing more than $27 million to support the planning and preliminary design of a relief…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:20am

Alberta will fund 87 municipal road, bridge, and community airport projects in 50 communities through 2017–18. Budget 2017 includes $100 million in Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) funding over three years—with more than $37 million approved for projects in 2017–18—for municipal infrastructure, including local road bridges, resource roads, and community…

June 01, 2017 @ 7:48am

The City of Waterloo initiated an ambitious program to establish an integrated approach to stimulate asset management throughout the organization, and the innovative approach was selected for a national award by the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). The city’s program won the CNAM Tereo Award, which recognizes excellence in…

June 01, 2017 @ 7:39am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall joined the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CHFS) to announce a $50 million donation and a new name for the children’s hospital and the foundation. The largest-ever gift of money to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan was made by the Jim Pattison Foundation. In honour…

May 31, 2017 @ 7:01am

The Government of Quebec has announced the adoption of project law No. 142 by the National Assembly of Quebec, An Act to ensure the resumption of work in the construction industry and dispute settlement for the renewal of collective agreements. On May 31, construction workers will resume work on construction…

May 31, 2017 @ 6:48am

The Government of Alberta has announced the selection of the site for a new state-of-the-art hospital to be built in the City of Edmonton. The province has committed $400 million over four years to the project. With a projected 350 to 500 beds, the new hospital will provide expanded health-care…

May 30, 2017 @ 12:53pm

Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), at the release of her…

May 30, 2017 @ 11:51am

The City of Hamilton has submitted an updated plan for its light rail transit system, following council support of extending the route to Eastgate Square. According to an article from the Hamilton Spectator, the submission of the new environmental assessment for provincial approval leads for a 30-day window for feedback…

May 29, 2017 @ 6:50am

Mayors Jim Watson and Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin announced an agreement between Ottawa and Gatineau that will better integrate the regional transit network. This agreement, a first in the history of the two cities, will help ensure efficient connections between the two transit systems when the O-Train’s Confederation Line begins service. It…

May 29, 2017 @ 6:17am

The last winter construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) has concluded. The work consisted of completing the final two bridges, as well as crushing and stockpiling surface gravel. Construction this summer season will focus on grading, packing, and shaping the base of the highway in preparation for gravel…

May 26, 2017 @ 8:43am

Infrastructure projects across Quebec are at a standstill, as over 170,000 construction workers across the province have gone on strike. According to an article from the CBC, the workers have gone since April 30 without a collective agreement. Talks between the unions and employers broke down on May 23, which…

May 25, 2017 @ 8:10am

Toronto City Council has approved a plan to continue preliminary work the next phase of its multi-billion-dollar transit system expansion. The plan includes moving forward with two projects: the Downtown Relief Line and the extension of Line 1 on Yonge Street. The Downtown Relief Line, with current cost estimates of…

May 25, 2017 @ 7:29am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the teams that have been identified to move forward to the second-stage, Request for Proposals (RFP), for the procurement of a new long-term care facility in Corner Brook. The shortlisted teams are: Corner Brook Care Partnership Plenary Group Marco Services Ltd. Montgomery…

May 25, 2017 @ 7:01am

Metrolinx is appealing a court decision that has prevented them cancelling a $770-million contract with Bombardier for light rail vehicles (LRVs). According to an article from the Toronto Star, the notice of appeal follows last month’s decision from an Ontario judge, which stated that Metrolinx must go through a dispute…

May 25, 2017 @ 6:33am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial…

May 24, 2017 @ 7:24am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, and finance the Cooksville Station project, part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Following the request for qualifications process, two teams - EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partner - were…

May 24, 2017 @ 6:36am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will spend $15 million on an environmental assessment (EA) to determine the feasibility of a high speed rail line in southwestern Ontario. The proposed line would run from Toronto to Windsor, with potential stops at Pearson International Airport, as well as in…

May 19, 2017 @ 10:52am

Five companies have been invited to compete for the contract to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital Redevelopment Project. An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital, began June 2015. This process identified five teams with the construction and financial capacity…

May 18, 2017 @ 12:14pm

Ontario is taking action to overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system to give communities a stronger voice and ensure people have access to faster, fairer, and more affordable hearings. In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which would, if passed,…

May 17, 2017 @ 9:29am

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada, will be formally released on…

May 17, 2017 @ 8:43am

The City of London is moving forward with a plan for a $440-million bus rapid transit (BRT) system. According to an article from the London Free Press, the finalized routes for the BRT would provide the city with access along major corridors in all directions, with access to the city…

May 17, 2017 @ 6:42am

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) – CanmetENERGY – Ottawa and QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the advancement of smart energy solutions across Canada. The collaboration is intended to facilitate joint research and technical support for micro-grids, community…

May 17, 2017 @ 6:02am

The Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network is releasing a two stage Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) process this spring to begin investing nearly $300 million in building broadband in Southwestern Ontario. The network will be competitively bid and designed through a multi-stage RFPQ/RFP process. The RFPQ process…

May 15, 2017 @ 6:15am

Following an ongoing feasibility study for a second highway in and out of Fort McMurray, the provincial government has announced $5 million for the design of the route. According to an article from the CBC, the province began the study in December to analyze the financial and environmental issues that…

May 08, 2017 @ 8:03am

Government officials joined residents, staff, and community members in North Battleford to celebrate 60 per cent completion of the province’s new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB). “Our government recognizes the need for appropriate and timely access to mental health services, and the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is a key…

May 08, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Government of Canada has launched open, transparent and merit-based selection processes to identify the Bank’s senior leadership with the goal of having the Canada Infrastructure Bank operational in late 2017, subject to Parliamentary approval. Through these processes, the government will first select a chairperson of the board, followed by…

May 08, 2017 @ 6:45am

The City of Winnipeg has officially broken ground on the Waverley Street Underpass project. The $155-million, multi-faceted project includes the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass. The project also includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street as well as…

May 05, 2017 @ 7:13am

The City of Winnipeg has launched its Eastern Corridor Study, which aims to identify the route for a new rapid transit corridor connecting downtown and eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge. “The launch of the Eastern Corridor Study represents an important next step toward the…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:18am

The Region of Waterloo has launched phase 1 of its bidding process to select the private developer who will build the large mixed-use transit hub on Victoria and King Street in Kitchener. The new transit hub will feature seamless access to multiple modes of transportation and integrated residential, office, and…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:12am

As part of ongoing efforts to modernize its traffic signals, the City of Toronto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a new, adaptive ‘smart traffic signal’ system. The city has operated about 350 smart signals since the early 1990s, but the current system has reached…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:02am

Build Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto, has announced Adamson Associates Architects, Henning Larsen Architects, and PMA Landscape Architects as the winning design team selected from the Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition to design a new 46,500-square-metre (500,000-square-foot) Etobicoke Civic Centre as part of the six-hectare (14-acre) Westwood…

May 05, 2017 @ 5:56am

As part of the creation of the New University Hospital Complex at the University Hospital of Laval (CHU), the Quebec government is authorizing Phase 1 of the project, construction of the Integrated Cancer Center. This phase of the project involves the construction of the Integrated Cancer Center, including radiation oncology,…

May 04, 2017 @ 7:24am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the award of a tender for a pilot project that will allow the province to investigate the value of night time paving work on provincial roadways. The tender, valued at $2.5 million, was awarded to Concord Paving Ltd. of Carbonear. The contractor…

May 04, 2017 @ 6:52am

The province of Manitoba, in collaboration with the Public Schools Finance Board (PSFB), has released a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to develop a Public-Private Partnership (P3) business case and financial advisory services for constructing four new schools with a total value of over $100 million. “The P3 model has…

May 03, 2017 @ 6:44am

XCG Consulting Ltd. (XCG) has announced that it has sold the XCG Water Group, as well as the XCG Training and Operations unit, to Cole Engineering Group Ltd., an Ontario-based engineering and consulting company. The sale allows XCG to concentrate on growth in its core business areas as well as provide…

May 02, 2017 @ 10:14am

A consortium made up of engineering firms exp, Stantec, and CIMA+ has been awarded a contract by the Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrification des transports (MTMDET – ministry of transportation, sustainable mobility and transport electrification) to prepare preliminary and definitive pre-project studies, plans and specifications, as well as…

May 02, 2017 @ 8:39am

West Village Partners (WVP) has submitted its proposal for a new 72-acre development on a former industrial property in Port Credit, just west of Toronto. In December 2016, WVP was selected by Imperial Oil as the winning bidder through an RFP process to purchase the 72-acre lakefront property and concluded…

May 02, 2017 @ 8:24am

Fengate Real Asset Investments (Fengate) has announced that Michael Boychuk has been appointed chair of Fengate's advisory board, replacing David McFadden who is stepping down as chair after serving twelve years. Mr. Boychuk has been an advisory board member since 2014, closely supporting Fengate's international growth and strategic initiatives, and…

May 02, 2017 @ 7:49am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced close to $35 million in federal-provincial funding for three educational centres on the St. Francis Xavier University campus. "This investment allows StFX University to create an educational hub that aligns innovative health and liberal education programming with our one-of-a-kind Institute of…

May 02, 2017 @ 7:05am

Nova Scotia Power continues to make progress in reducing carbon and increasing renewable energy, with 28 per cent of the electricity used by Nova Scotians in 2016 coming from renewable resources. The amount topped the previous high mark of 26.6 per cent, set in 2015. “We’re working to build a…

May 02, 2017 @ 6:32am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the new hospital development project in Centre Wellington, Ont. IO and GMCH selected EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare after extensive evaluations following a fair, open, and transparent request…

May 01, 2017 @ 7:21am

The Government of Québec has announced the construction of a new structure to replace the aging Honoré-Mercier bridge. The bridge connects Lasalle on the Island of Montreal with the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve and Châteauguay. The new structure will be built next to the existing bridge and will include two lanes,…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:14am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced support for the construction of the $95.4-million Innovation Centre at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus. RRC will use government and private-sector funding to develop the new Innovation Centre, the first of its kind in Western Canada. The Innovation Centre will attract…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:04am

Ontario’s robust construction activity generated enough excess soil in one year to fill 16 Rogers Centres in Toronto, according to a report released today by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). In the “2017 Update: Quantification of Excess Construction Soils in Ontario,” report author Frank Zechner estimates…

April 28, 2017 @ 7:09am

Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) has announced the appointment of five new senior associates. These senior associates are part of QUEST’s network of leaders from across Canada committed to advancing Smart Energy Communities. The five new appointees are: Bruce Cameron, principal consultant and founder of Envigour Policy Consulting…

April 28, 2017 @ 7:03am

The Government of Canada announced four contract awards totalling $330 million for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program in Central Ontario. The contracts include the restoration and repair of dams, locks, canal walls, and other water retaining structures along the waterway. Design work has already begun and preparations are…

April 26, 2017 @ 7:58am

The Government of Canada marked the beginning of the $46.9-million construction of two new buildings at 3 Wing Bagotville in Quebec. These buildings will be used by the Transportation and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (TEME) sections of the Wing. The TEME team is responsible for supporting base operations, especially the…

April 25, 2017 @ 6:20am

NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,” said premier Brian Gallant.…

April 24, 2017 @ 7:30am

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire WS Atkins for $3.6 billion. The overall acquisition price is $4.2 billion including the pension deficit. Headquartered in the UK, Atkins is a respected consultancy in design, engineering, and project management, with a leadership position across the…

April 24, 2017 @ 6:58am

Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc. are ready to begin the mechanical portion of the installation process at the Riel Converter Station, which is under construction in southern Manitoba. Essential equipment assemblies are currently making their way to the site so that the four Synchronous Condenser units…

April 24, 2017 @ 6:40am

The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $4.7 billion in capital projects over the next decade. York Regional Council received updates on roads, transit, water and wastewater infrastructure investments needed to provide accessible travel options, safe and reliable water and wastewater services, and…

April 21, 2017 @ 8:34am

Construction is now underway on a $60.6 million project to build overpasses on Highway 11 near Warman and Highway 12 at Martensville, Saskatchewan. “Strategic infrastructure investments help address congestion and bottlenecks along vital transportation corridors, and around hubs and ports,” said Ralph Goodale, federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency…

April 21, 2017 @ 8:22am

Yesterday, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) announced that nominations are now open for their 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards, which will be presented November 7, 2017 at QUEST’s 11th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, QUEST2017 — Smart Energy Communities on the Hill in Ottawa. The Smart Energy Communities Awards…

April 21, 2017 @ 7:05am

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the purpose of the new report is…

April 20, 2017 @ 10:19am

The governments of Alberta and Canada have announced that they will invest a combined $535 million in highway projects across the province. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, have announced funding for 10 bundled highway…

April 20, 2017 @ 9:33am

Alberta’s County of Grande Prairie has made investing in roads is a priority for its 2017 budget. The $132.1 million budget includes estimated expenditures of $56.4 million for capital projects, 59 per cent of which is being allocated to road projects, and $75.7 million for general operations. Approximately $33.2 million…

April 20, 2017 @ 7:22am

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute has recommended that Canadian cities sell their local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) and recycle the capital into infrastructure investments. Capital from the sale of electricity distribution companies should be invested in critical municipal infrastructure, said the new report. In Surge Capacity: Selling…

April 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

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…

April 19, 2017 @ 7:49am

After an extensive search and evaluation of highly qualified candidates, the City of Burlington has announced Sue Connor as their new director of Burlington Transit. Ms. Connor began her career in 1976 working for Canada Post, moving quickly through the ranks of the government agency over the next 12 years…

April 19, 2017 @ 7:12am

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…

April 18, 2017 @ 8:29am

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…

April 17, 2017 @ 7:39am

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…

April 13, 2017 @ 11:45am

Canada’s efforts to better understand the potential for in-stream tidal technology to contribute to clean energy goals continue to move forward. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has entered a phase of environmental effects monitoring with a demonstration turbine on site; FORCE’s first interim monitoring report is now…

April 13, 2017 @ 6:06am

The Government of Nova Scotia is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash. “We are investing in infrastructure for a healthier Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Building this modern facility will allow us to continue meeting the needs of the community for years to come.” As…

April 12, 2017 @ 8:36am

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…

April 11, 2017 @ 8:31am

The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule, and on…

April 10, 2017 @ 11:58am

Canada's capacity for green bond issues will be at least $56.3 billion in fiscal 2017/18. That's the finding in a Corporate Knights report released at the RBC Capital Markets Green Bond Conference in Toronto. The figure is based on an analysis of the capital requirements, debt-raising capacity, and intended uses…

April 10, 2017 @ 8:56am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify and shortlist project teams to deliver the Highway 401 expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project is approximately 18 kilometres long and is located within the western part of the Greater Toronto…

April 10, 2017 @ 6:37am

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…

April 07, 2017 @ 12:22pm

The global clean tech sector is booming, and the federal government hopes to provide resources to continue to keep Canada as an industry leader. Speaking at GLOBE Capital in Toronto, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains praised the growth of the clean tech sector, and its…

April 07, 2017 @ 8:34am

Strong sustainable communities, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and projects that grow the economy will be the focus of federal government investment in infrastructure in the years ahead. In a panel discussion alongside Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi discussed how the government…

April 07, 2017 @ 7:18am

As early details begin to roll out on the establishment of the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, an expert panel at GLOBE Capital provided its analysis of what its potential impact could be. The opportunity to invest in Canadian infrastructure is a welcome one, according to Olivia Steedman of the Ontario Teachers'…

April 06, 2017 @ 6:25am

How do we integrate tomorrow's infrastructure on the foundation of what we have today? That question was the focus of a panel of experts at GLOBE Capital, the two-day forum focused on answering questions on how to finance the 21st century. In the building sector, we are seeing the rapid…

April 06, 2017 @ 6:22am

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna was excited. Speaking to a room full of infrastructure, finance, and cleantech professionals from across Canada at GLOBE Capital in Toronto, McKenna was enthusiastic as she shifted her talk from the risks of climate change to the opportunity that it presents. She…

April 04, 2017 @ 10:59am

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…

April 04, 2017 @ 9:38am

According to a new EY report, Spotlight on Canadian power and utility megaprojects, Canadian infrastructure megaprojects run 39 per cent over budget and behind schedule by 12 months on average. “Canadian power and utilities companies need to act now to start to transform the way they control investment in megaprojects…

April 03, 2017 @ 12:20pm

The Government on Ontario, alongside officials from the City of Mississauga, TTC, and Metrolinx, have announced a plan to redevelop Kipling Station into a major transit station that integrates subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services into a single hub. The redevelopment includes the area around the Kipling GO Station…

April 03, 2017 @ 10:39am

The federal government has announced that it will invest more than $1.8 billion in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The funding announced is through the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. Along with the province’s contribution to the GO Transit…

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30am

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…

March 30, 2017 @ 11:08am

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…

March 30, 2017 @ 6:25am

Bell has announced it will invest a further $854 million to bring direct fibre links and faster internet speeds available to more homes and businesses throughout Montréal. Bell's fibre to the home (FTTH) connections will ultimately reach a total of 1.1 million residences and business locations throughout Québec's largest metropolis.…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:47am

Ottawa should encourage widespread investment in existing and new infrastructure by institutional investors, such as pension plans and insurers, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “New and Improved: How to Bring Institutional Investment into Public Infrastructure,” author Benjamin Dachis provides Ottawa’s new infrastructure bank with…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:37am

The consortium responsible for the construction of the Champlain Bridge has launched a $124 million lawsuit against the federal government. According to an article from the CBC, the lawsuit alleges that consortium was not told that the existing bridge could not support the weight needed to allow certain bridge components…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:28am

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…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:15am

Bruce McCuaig is leaving his position as president and CEO of Metrolinx. After 6 1/2 years at the helm of the Crown agency responsible for the integration of transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, McCuaig has accepted a post at the Privy Council office as an Executive Adviser…

March 28, 2017 @ 12:37pm

The Province of British Columbia is building on its continued commitment to increase capacity and improve efficiency of the Cariboo Connector with a further $200 million of provincial funding, announced Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett. “Today I’m announcing funding for Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector…

March 28, 2017 @ 8:49am

Ontario has announced a partnership with Toronto Hydro to build a battery energy storage system for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase the reliability of the line, lower operating costs, and reduce emissions. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and MPP for York-South Weston Laura Albanese…

March 28, 2017 @ 7:08am

The Regional Municipality of York has confirmed its involvement in the Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial by approving the purchase of six fully battery electric transit vehicles to operate in the Town of Newmarket, Ont. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) brought York Region Transit…

March 27, 2017 @ 11:51am

The Government of Alberta is investing $149 million over four years to restore the University of Alberta’s historic Dentistry/Pharmacy Building. The renovated building will serve as the university’s new administrative hub, where all administrative processes including Office of the Registrar will be relocated. It will also provide an increase in…

March 24, 2017 @ 7:33am

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the formal procurement process for the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road (TASR) by releasing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain an all-season road to Whatì. “Construction of the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road is a priority of…

March 24, 2017 @ 7:15am

Canada has been named as one of 13 applicants approved for inclusion in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Its approval marks the first North American country to become part of the Bank. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the China-led bank will provide infrastructure capital for major projects…

March 24, 2017 @ 7:06am

Ontario is extending the Richmond Hill GO line with the construction of a new GO station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road. The new station will extend the Richmond Hill GO rail line north from the current terminus at Gormley GO Station, and will offer commuters living in Aurora and…

March 24, 2017 @ 6:32am

After a coast-to-coast expansion and the celebration of its 50th anniversary, both in 2016, Pomerleau decided to revisit its corporate vision and values. “It was a perfect moment to reflect on our evolution and our future goals—and the ideal time for us to rethink a vision and values that are…

March 23, 2017 @ 1:59pm

The Government of Alberta is committing $270.6 million over four years for 500 new study and classroom spaces with the renovation of the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building at the University of Calgary. The investment will renew student spaces for the faculties of Nursing and Social Work and improve…

March 23, 2017 @ 11:33am

The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway…

March 23, 2017 @ 11:25am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The RFQ outlines…

March 23, 2017 @ 6:03am

A new survey released by a broad consortium of both public and private sector transportation organizations found that more than nine in ten Ontarians (96 per cent) support government investment in transportation infrastructure, and among those surveyed, ranked investments in roads and bridges as number two on their list of…

March 21, 2017 @ 1:10pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will provide greater consideration for the P3 model for building large public sector infrastructure projects in the province. That information was presented by Transportation Minister Al Hawkins during an awards luncheon for the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council. According to an article from The…

March 21, 2017 @ 9:04am

CDPQ Infra has announced a partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA) and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). This partnership will enable the creation of an agricultural land trust and, eventually, a metropolitan agricultural park, to promote the use of agricultural land and its activities, thereby…

March 21, 2017 @ 8:16am

Exp has announced that Todd K. Wager has joined the company in the position of chief strategy officer. In this newly created role, Wager is responsible for leading the company’s overall corporate strategy, including long-term strategic planning, business development, marketing, joint ventures, and industry partnerships. Working alongside the executive leadership…

March 20, 2017 @ 12:02pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3 billion. The plan includes the following investments by sector over…

March 20, 2017 @ 7:04am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced a combined $373.2 million for 144 new projects in B.C. through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding—more than $186.6 million— and the province is investing nearly $123.2 million.…

March 20, 2017 @ 6:55am

The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative…

March 17, 2017 @ 7:22am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced up to $40 million in joint funding to upgrade a stretch of Highway 97 that is prone to accidents and landslides. Highway 97 is the primary route connecting British Columbia with Alaska and the Yukon. It is a main route for…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:48am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing a total of approximately $459 million in wastewater infrastructure investments in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Construction gets underway in April on the redesigned McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Township of Esquimalt. The $385 million project is being funded…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:25am

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $20 million in federal-provincial funding to replace the antiquated Highway 102/103 interchange. The new interchange will be build next to the old junction to allow for continued traffic flow during its construction. The new structure will feature design improvements to increase…

March 16, 2017 @ 6:53am

The City of Hamilton has announced that the launch date of the Pier 8 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be on April 18, 2017. The City’s West Harbour staff formally made the announcement earlier today at MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier), the world’s largest real estate exhibition…

March 15, 2017 @ 9:08am

The first tender for the expansion and renovation project at Dartmouth General Hospital has been issued. According to an article from the The Chronicle Herald, the tender was issued Tuesday with a deadline of April 13. According to the online documentation, the tender includes: “early sitework, concrete structure, elevators, early…

March 15, 2017 @ 8:17am

The Government of Québec will invest more than $ 4.6 billion in the Québec highway system during the period 2017-2019 to undertake, continue, or complete 2,062 road works throughout Quebec, and to create and maintain more than 31,000 jobs. The $ 4.6 billion that will be invested over the next…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:56am

A committee of City of Saskatoon councillors believe that the city should prepare a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, as the agreement would start a feasibility study for a jointly-owned hydropower station at the weir. The Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services approved the…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:17am

A new report from the Pembina Institute shows that most opponents to new light rail projects in Ontario aren’t opposed to rapid transit in general, but actually take issue with the process and how decisions are made. Best practices like engaging early, being transparent, and working closely with developers and…

March 15, 2017 @ 6:13am

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation have announced that LINK 427 has signed a fixed-priced contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project. The contract value of the Highway 427 expansion project is approximately $616M, which reflects payments to be made during construction, the…

March 14, 2017 @ 1:38pm

The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) and Manitoba Hydro have announced a new control budget of $8.7 billion and revised in-service date of August 2021 for the Keeyask Generating Station, currently under construction on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. This represents an increase from the previously approved control budget…

March 14, 2017 @ 6:55am

As part of Budget 2017, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced a new three-year municipal infrastructure program and a call for applications from interested communities. One hundred million dollars in provincial funding will be invested in municipal infrastructure over the next three years through the Multi-Year Capital Works ($70…

March 14, 2017 @ 6:42am

A record crowd of more than 300 people gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s State of the Industry and Outlook Conference 2017. The annual event provides a snapshot of the Ontario construction market, with a focus on the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.…

March 13, 2017 @ 8:38am

In response to a Request for Qualifications issued on January 20 for the design, build, financing, and maintenance of the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook, five teams have submitted proposals. The facility will include 120 long-term care beds, 15 palliative care beds, and 10 rehabilitative care beds. Construction…

March 13, 2017 @ 7:20am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility, estimated to cost approximately $700 million, will be relocated from the Squamish Nation Reserve to a new Metro Vancouver-owned…

March 13, 2017 @ 7:05am

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government of…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:54am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province. These investments cover a wide range of community infrastructure projects including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges, disaster…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:30am

Councillors at the City of Ottawa have approved plans for the Stage 2 LRT project, the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. According to a CBC News report, city officials approved the plan that will see the LRT system extended in three directions, with a substantial completion date expected…

March 10, 2017 @ 7:59am

From company owners and contractors to workers, all sectors and all members of Canada's construction and maintenance industry are being urged to join a national effort to change the way they plan, work and build. The industry-led initiative aimed at boosting productivity, was launched today by BuildForce Canada. "A changing…

March 10, 2017 @ 7:31am

The government of PEI has released its second round of road and bridge tenders for the 2017 construction season. The second round of tenders includes 12 projects (see below for full list), including the construction of a new roundabout as part of Phase 2A of the Trans-Canada Highway Extension project.…

March 10, 2017 @ 7:28am

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee has approved the plan for a one-stop Scarborough subway extension, with an estimated price tag of $3.35 billion. According to an article from the Toronto Star, only one member of the committee voted against the proposal, Ward 43 Councillor Paul Ainslie who supports a…

March 08, 2017 @ 7:24am

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced the completion of CAD $263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Bayerische Landesbank, and fully…

March 07, 2017 @ 7:05am

As the Government of Canada looks for ways to transition to a low-carbon economy, executives at VIA Rail are doing their part to provide a transportation solution that will remove millions of carbon dioxide production each year. Speaking at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Montréal, VIA Rail President and…

March 06, 2017 @ 10:22am

Only 11 cents of every dollar in new federal government infrastructure spending will be spent on highways, bridges, railways and ports— projects that can actually help improve Canada’s economy, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. This finding corroborates a Senate committee…

March 06, 2017 @ 8:27am

The 184-MW Meikle Wind Energy Project, located between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd in British Columbia, has reached substantial completion. According to an article from Clean Technology Business Review, the new wind facility, developed by Pattern Energy, now represents the largest of its kind in B.C. The $456 million project, #88…

March 06, 2017 @ 8:17am

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that, as a result of public consultation and feedback and engagement with Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. WDBA has asked the…

March 06, 2017 @ 7:53am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to Plenary Health CAMH to design, build, finance, and maintain the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project. The contract is valued at approximately $685 million, which reflects the payments made during construction, the substantial…

March 06, 2017 @ 7:20am

Day two at the 10th Global Leadership Infrastructure Forum in Montréal shone a spotlight on the development of significant infrastructure projects around the world, including two cross-border power projects. The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a 536-kilometre 1,000 MW HVDC transmission line running from Quebec to New York State, was…

March 02, 2017 @ 12:40pm

The director of infrastructure for U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition team is hopeful that his recommendations can kickstart development in the country. Speaking to the 10th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Montréal, Dan Slane suggested that infrastructure crisis now facing the U.S. is a problem that has been 30 years…

March 01, 2017 @ 12:27pm

The opening session at the 10th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum sparked an intriguing discussion on the future of infrastructure in the United States. In a conversation between Clifford Myers, president of Ipsos North America and Dan Slane, director of infrastructure for the Trump Transition Team, the idea of an Infrastructure…

March 01, 2017 @ 12:07pm

Officials at the City of Calgary have confirmed that approximately $100 million has already been spent in preparation of the Green Line LRT. According to an article from the CBC, the initial investment has focused on land acquisition and pre-design work associated with the new light rail transit system. The…

February 28, 2017 @ 9:11am

Infrastructure Ontario's (IO) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mr. Ehren Cory as the new President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario. Mr. Cory has served as a member of IO's executive since December 2012, most recently leading the division responsible for delivering major public infrastructure projects such as…

February 27, 2017 @ 11:30am

A 400-metre long tension crack has appeared on a slope near a road construction site as part of the Site C Clean Energy Project. According to a BC Hydro information bulletin regarding the appearance of the crack: “Tension cracks are not unexpected in this area; however, this particular crack requires…

February 27, 2017 @ 8:29am

Fourth Day has acquired both a new project and a new partner in Canada as it helps Getcleantech.com to raise its international profile. Getcleantech.com is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in the cleantech space. The platform, recently started by a group of technology professionals and entrepreneurs,…

February 24, 2017 @ 11:42am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which link into Union Station as the major transit hub…

February 23, 2017 @ 1:36pm

On March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable cities; and, will provide an opportunity to test and drive change…

February 23, 2017 @ 12:02pm

On February 3, 2017 a joint application by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) was hand delivered to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The application, under section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, calls for a review of and changes…

February 22, 2017 @ 2:37pm

The City of Ottawa has provided an update about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report on Stage 2 LRT, in advance of the tabling of the report at the Finance and Economic Development…

February 22, 2017 @ 9:36am

After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver’s $240-million Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now delivering clean, safe drinking water to residents south of the Fraser River. The Port Mann connection is one of the key links between Metro Vancouver’s watersheds and the communities south of the Fraser. Replacing…

February 22, 2017 @ 8:35am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced its commitment to construct a new acute care regional hospital in Corner Brook. The new regional hospital will include the same services as available at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, which will include radiation services. A…

February 22, 2017 @ 8:22am

The Government of B.C. has issued a tender for the new Mountain Highway Interchange along Highway 1 through the Lower Lynn Corridor, just north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, will…

February 17, 2017 @ 7:49am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER)…

February 16, 2017 @ 12:33pm

Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it has executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This news follows successful negotiations with Fraser Health after being named…

February 15, 2017 @ 9:02am

Metrolinx has released a statement expressing its disappointment over Bombardier’s lack of ability to meet its contractual needs regarding the Eglinton LRT project. Here is the statement: “Metrolinx has been concerned for some time about the performance of Bombardier and their ability to deliver a quality product on time to…

February 15, 2017 @ 8:12am

Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in…

February 15, 2017 @ 7:28am

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved the proposed Fort McMurray West Transmission Project. In its 353-page decision, AUC approved the 500-kilometre transmission project that will improve the power supply to northeastern Alberta. The project includes a 500-kV AC single-circuit transmission line from the Thickwoods Hills area west of Fort…

February 14, 2017 @ 9:13am

An Environmental Assessment Certificate has been issued to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project. The project includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span bridge over the South Arm of the Fraser River; replacing the Westminster Highway, Steveston Highway and Highway 17A interchanges; widening…

February 13, 2017 @ 7:08am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Jim Leech will be serving as Special Advisor on the Canada Infrastructure Bank. “Mr. Leech brings with him immense knowledge and experience, and I am confident that he will help ensure a smooth and successful launch of the Canada Infrastructure Bank,” said Prime…

February 10, 2017 @ 8:19am

The Government of Manitoba has cancelled plans to move forward with more than $1 billion worth of health care infrastructure projects for the province, citing financial constraints. According to a CBC News report, the list of projects includes the $300 million earmarked for a new facility for CancerCare Manitoba, as…

February 09, 2017 @ 11:15am

Premier Brian Gallant announced an estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John. The investments will cover the redesign and redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), surgical, and oncology units. This year, $2.5 million will be invested to begin the work on…

February 07, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, has begun. Site work started in January on the 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant near Swift Current. “We know that the people of Saskatchewan deserve and expect reliable power, and demand for that power continues to…

February 06, 2017 @ 1:14pm

The Department of National Defence has awarded a $55.45 million contract to Pomerleau Inc. from Surrey, B.C., for the demolition of the existing “B” Jetty at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard Esquimalt and preparing the site for future rebuilding work. The existing jetties, “A” and “B”, were originally designed for ships…

February 06, 2017 @ 8:29am

The new Gouin bridge will be built to meet the needs of all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), creating significant benefits for the population of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the region. The $126 million project involves building a new structure located slightly north of the existing one. This new bridge will have two…

February 06, 2017 @ 7:29am

Harbour City Solutions consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ont. Harbour City Solutions includes: Bird Construction, Synagro Technologies, Inc. (Synagro Capital), Andritz Separation Inc., Cole Engineering, Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd./Maple Reinders PPP…

February 06, 2017 @ 7:18am

Ontario has successfully issued its third green bond, raising $800 million to help build clean transportation and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects in communities across the province. Proceeds from the bond will support 12 projects, including: St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, targeted to achieve LEED gold-level certification ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment…

February 03, 2017 @ 12:00pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital. Teams invited to submit proposals were selected…

February 03, 2017 @ 9:17am

In his first report to parliament, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Denis Fréchette, provided analysis on the results of the Government’s New Infrastructure Plan (NIP) announced through the 2016 Federal Budget and its 2016 Fall Economic Statement. Entitled Canada’s New Infrastructure Plan: Following the Money, the PBO’s analysis shows that of…

February 03, 2017 @ 7:41am

The ramp-up of major projects in B.C., from proposed transportation, pipeline, and LNG projects to highway and bridgework will bolster the province’s construction workforce by 24 per cent, or almost 17,000 workers over the next five years, according to the latest labour market forecast released by BuildForce Canada. “It’s potentially…

February 03, 2017 @ 7:02am

After the controversy surrounding the decision by Queen's Park to not allow tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto, public awareness and debate about road tolls in the GTA has been increasing. The Empire Club of Canada is presenting a panel discussion called "For Whom…

February 02, 2017 @ 11:45am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre (WPHC) have announced three teams prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the facility's hospital development project in Toronto. Based on an open, competitive request for qualifications process that began in September 2016, the following three teams have been prequalified and will…

February 02, 2017 @ 10:01am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities have launched two new programs to address climate change in communities and to strengthen infrastructure planning and decision-making. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Municipal Asset Management Program, which will be delivered by the FCM,…

February 02, 2017 @ 9:00am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required for the Hamilton LRT B-Line, which includes: 11 kilometres of new dedicated rapid…

February 02, 2017 @ 8:00am

Nova Scotia Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding the installation of a five-story tidal turbine in Minas Passage, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. According to a CBC News article, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association is challenging the project’s approval based on a lack…

February 02, 2017 @ 7:48am

Minister of Transportation and Works Al Hawkins released the provincial government’s Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan, along with the full list of road tenders for 2017-18. The plan uses an evidence-based approach to build, renew and maintain transportation infrastructure and takes full advantage of Newfoundland and Labrador’s short construction season while…

January 31, 2017 @ 8:21am

Engineers Canada has announced that Kim Allen is leaving his post as chief executive officer of Engineers Canada effective immediately. “The Board of Directors of Engineers Canada wishes Kim well and thanks him for his contributions as CEO,” said Chris Roney, president of Engineers Canada. Mr. Allen joined Engineers Canada…

January 31, 2017 @ 7:29am

The federal and provincial government have announced funding to widen Highway 401. The Government of Canada is contributing a maximum of $96,030,979 through the New Building Canada Fund and the Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project. The project involves the widening of Highway 401…

January 30, 2017 @ 7:28am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project. Nine new detachments will…

January 27, 2017 @ 8:56am

The Ontario government has shut down a request from the City of Toronto to allow for tolling of the city’s Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The tolling proposal by the city would have created a new revenue stream estimated at approximately $200-$300 million per year, which would have then…

January 27, 2017 @ 8:40am

The Government of Nova Scotia is considering its options for the design, construction, finance, and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches. A request for supplier qualifications for public-private partnership (P3) advisory services was issued on January 25. "We have said all along we will…

January 27, 2017 @ 7:47am

A joint federal-provincial investment in the University of Manitoba (U of M) will support the development of the U of M Smartpark Innovation Hub, as well as the new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building. The Smartpark Innovation Hub will be an information exchange centre that will encourage further partnerships between industry,…

January 27, 2017 @ 7:23am

Plenary Health CAMH is the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CAMH selected Plenary Health CAMH after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in…

January 26, 2017 @ 9:44am

BC Transit is beginning a request for proposal (RFP) process to introduce Real Time, automatic vehicle location (AVL) enabled technology on buses in seven transit communities, including Kamloops, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, Squamish, Whistler, Kelowna and Victoria. BC Transit aims to introduce the customer-facing features of the Real Time technology in…

January 26, 2017 @ 8:44am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have selected LINK 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 Expansion project. LINK 427's team includes: Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Miller Infrastructure and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.…

January 26, 2017 @ 7:06am

BC Hydro is introducing "seed", a proposed concept to upgrade downtown Vancouver’s electricity infrastructure while funding new community amenities like new schools, daycare spaces and park upgrades. Demand for electricity in downtown Vancouver is expected to grow by over 75 per cent in the next 30 years due to population…

January 24, 2017 @ 2:45pm

An inter-regional transit terminal has broken ground at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre that will play a key role in the intermodal transit hub to support this burgeoning urban community adjacent to Toronto. The transit terminal, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will serve York Region Rapid Transit’s extensive bus network and have…

January 24, 2017 @ 1:19pm

A legal challenge filed by two B.C. First Nations regarding the Site C hydroelectric project has been unanimously denied by the Federal Court of Appeal. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the challenge from the West Moberly First Nation and the Prophet River First Nation called for…

January 24, 2017 @ 10:32am

The Government of Nova Scotia will discuss tolling opportunities when it holds highway twinning consultations across the province. The province commissioned a highway twinning feasibility study in an effort to improve highway safety across Nova Scotia. The eight sections studied would cost around $2 billion to twin according to the…

January 24, 2017 @ 9:55am

On January 20th, Canada's big-city mayors urged Prime Minister Trudeau to use his government's next budget to launch a new era of public transit and to tackle Canada's housing affordability crisis head-on. "Our discussion with the Prime Minister today focused on the budget — as really a once-in-a-generation opportunity both…

January 23, 2017 @ 11:57am

The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project (project), an international power line that will be buried under Lake Erie and transfer electricity between Ontario and Pennsylvania. In making its decision that this project is in the public interest, the NEB imposed 42 conditions on ITC…

January 20, 2017 @ 9:25am

TransLink announced the beginning of expanded transit services it will be rolling out in 2017 as part of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation. TransLink has added more SkyTrain and SeaBus services, which will begin to reduce wait times and crowding. Over the coming weeks and months TransLink will…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30am

SgurrEnergy, a Scottish company with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, has acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore wind farm. This project is an important milestone…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:17am

Micro cracks discovered in steel trusses for the Calgary central library project has caused a setback in construction. According to an article from CBC News, the cracks were discovered before the trusses were delivered to the construction site. While construction of the new $245-million library has continued, the full assessment…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:04am

Ontario has released its infrastructure update, BuildON 2017. In the report, Minister Chiarelli announced that the province will be releasing its next long-term infrastructure plan this year, as well. Expected areas of focus for the 2017 long-term infrastructure plan will address: Ontario’s infrastructure needs and priorities and the government’s strategy…

January 18, 2017 @ 9:24am

The upcoming federal budget can improve Canadians' quality of life for years to come - if it empowers municipalities to connect national infrastructure investment to pressing local needs. That's the message from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) as it releases Seizing the Moment, its recommendations for the 2017 federal…

January 17, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced more than $272 million in federal-provincial funding for key upgrades to three sections of Route 11 between Shediac and Miramichi. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $125 million to this project while the Government of New Brunswick is providing $147…

January 16, 2017 @ 11:48am

The Government of Canada is investing $14.95 million for a total combined investment of more than $30 million in the University of Windsor. The university will use the funding for the construction of its new Science Research and Innovation Facility. This state-of-the-art, energy-efficient facility will provide world-class, upgraded laboratory and…

January 16, 2017 @ 10:02am

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project will go to tender this week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract for work in Delta and one for work in…

January 13, 2017 @ 8:24am

The Centennial Building in Fredericton will undergo a major restoration and a new courthouse will be built on the same parcel of land to maximize the use of provincial government building space. “Investing strategically in infrastructure helps create jobs in the short term,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Renovating the Centennial…

January 12, 2017 @ 8:01am

A solicitation process has been initiated for energy to be bundled with transmission capacity on Emera Inc.’s proposed Atlantic Link submarine electricity transmission project for the delivery of clean energy into the ISO-New England market. Atlantic Link is a proposed approximately 350-mile submarine high-voltage direct current (HVdc) electric transmission line…

January 11, 2017 @ 2:54pm

A study outlining the preferred route for the proposed Scarborough subway extension has been delayed, adding additional costs to the project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the report was supposed to be on the agenda for next week’s executive committee meeting. However, an official at the City…

January 11, 2017 @ 9:51am

The Government of Canada is investing $10.79 million for a total combined investment of nearly $30 million to Georgian College for new infrastructure for the institution. Georgian College will use the funding for the construction of its new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre. The centre will include commercialization and…

January 11, 2017 @ 9:03am

The P.E.I. government is seeking a contractor to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the second phase of the proposed Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall. An environmental assessment will help protect habitat and wildlife as construction continues on the 9.5 kilometre project between Maypoint Road and New Haven. The first…

January 11, 2017 @ 8:53am

A new legal challenge has been filed by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun in an attempt to block the construction of the proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge linking Windsor, Ont. With Detroit, Mich. According to an article from Crain’s Detroit Business, the new lawsuit, filed by six companies owned by…

January 11, 2017 @ 8:29am

There is more than $186 billion invested in the biggest infrastructure projects currently under development in Canada, according to information released today in the annual Top100 Projects report. The Top100 Projects report, produced each year since 2006 by industry magazine ReNew Canada, researches and analyses several hundred projects each year…

January 11, 2017 @ 7:55am

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted the information requested on Feb. 18, 2016, by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change with respect to OPG’s proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Kincardine, Ont. The information submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency includes: A study that details…

January 04, 2017 @ 12:36pm

Integrated Team Solutions (ITS), in partnership with the City of Saskatoon, announced that construction of the Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre (COC) successfully reached substantial completion on December 31, 2016. The new facility relocates the City of Saskatoon's Transit Operations and houses the City's first permanent Snow Management Facility. The facility…

January 03, 2017 @ 7:49am

Bird Construction Inc. announces that it has been named preferred proponent in a fixed-price contract to construct a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital. Bird Construction Inc. announced that Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, as the preferred proponent…

January 03, 2017 @ 7:35am

Four tenders have been submitted at values lower than the $72-million expected price tag for phase 1 of the CFB Esquimalt jetty renewal project. According to an article from the Victoria Times-Colonist, the four bids under budget is a welcome sign for Defence Construction Canada, but it is just a…

December 30, 2016 @ 7:15am

Plan Group Inc. has been chosen as the electrical sub-contractor for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. The new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years.…

December 22, 2016 @ 8:47am

Bruce Power has signed a multi-year master tooling agreement with ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. for the supply of automated tooling systems and related services for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program. The agreement will bring major long-term economic benefits to the province as Bruce Power advances its multi-year investment program. This…

December 21, 2016 @ 8:59am

Government officials gathered near Abbotsford to celebrate the official opening of the new Cannell Lake Water Treatment Plant. The aging chlorination equipment has been replaced with a more modern, safe and efficient system which uses salt and electricity to create chlorine. As a result, workplace safety and plant efficiency has…

December 21, 2016 @ 8:12am

NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068. This recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s board of directors, balancing environmental, social, technical and cost considerations. It also follows extensive and ongoing consultation with First Nations. In…

December 20, 2016 @ 11:15am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced more than $14 million for 11 water and wastewater projects. “The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador committed $44 million to Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects this year to ensure residents throughout the province have safe, reliable drinking water and…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:57am

Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, alongside David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, announced funding for the expansion of Highway 417. The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing up to $47.57 million. The project involves the expansion of Highway 417 from six to eight lanes for…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:41am

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for shortlisted teams to submit bids to design, build and finance the Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Three shortlisted teams were invited to respond to the RFP issued in June 2016. Three teams- GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and PCL Constructors Canada-have submitted…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:35am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have provided more than $30 million for the construction of the biomethanation facilities for the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). The SEMECS project will facilitate the treatment of organic waste generated by residents of the regional county municipalities (MRCs)…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:27am

Executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. John Chen was joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unveil the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC). Housed within the BlackBerry QNX facility in Ottawa, the centre will accelerate the realization of connected and self-driving vehicles by developing production-ready software independently…

December 19, 2016 @ 11:03am

A group of cleantech professionals and entrepreneurs have launched getcleantech.com — a global hub that is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in cleantech. The platform aggregates the clean technology industry, helps accelerate project adoption and financing, and matches professionals to new projects and others in their…

December 19, 2016 @ 9:09am

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced the launch of Connect to Innovate, a new program that aims to bring broadband Internet access to 300 rural and remote communities across Canada. The program will invest up to $500 million by 2021 to ensure that rural and…

December 19, 2016 @ 7:55am

Construction is underway at the new $12 million integrated health care facility in Leader, Sask. The new 16 bed integrated facility will replace the existing Leader Hospital, the Community Centre and Primary Health Clinic, and the Emergency Medical Services building. It will be connected to the Western Senior Citizens Home,…

December 19, 2016 @ 7:46am

The provincial and federal government, along with the City of Edmonton, have announced joint funding of more than $1 billion for the conversion of a portion of Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Trail, from an expressway into a freeway without traffic signals. Yellowhead Trail is a 25-kilometre corridor…

December 16, 2016 @ 9:55am

Just a few short weeks after Toronto city staff announced that the Gardiner Expressway rehabilitation project had ballooned to over $3.6 billion, a new plan suggests a fix could come in at as little as $2.3 billion. According to a story from the Toronto Star, city council will move forward…

December 16, 2016 @ 7:52am

The Ottawa Public Library has recommended city-owned property west of Bronson Avenue as the site for the new ‘super-library’, a 216,000 sq. ft. facility in conjunction with Library and Archives Canada. According to an article from the Ottawa Citizen, the 3.56-acre property located at 557 Wellington St. was chosen as…

December 15, 2016 @ 1:43pm

Recent bridge closures in B.C. due to snow and ice dropping from cables and beams onto passing traffic below has caught the attention of the project team for the George Massey Bridge Replacement project. According to a CBC News article, closures to the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges have…

December 15, 2016 @ 9:43am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi announced the appointment of Dwight Duncan as chair of the board of directors at the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mr. Duncan has served as interim chairperson of the WDBA since January 1, 2016, and the new appointment is for a five-year term. "I…

December 15, 2016 @ 8:57am

Toronto City Council has voted 32-9 in support of Mayor John Tory’s proposal to introduce road tolls to the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. According to the Toronto Star, the final decision will not be made until sometime in 2017, but the council vote provides Tory with a strong…

December 14, 2016 @ 8:30am

The U.S. State Department has approved two cross-border transmission projects that will see Canadian producers provide renewable energy to customers in the U.S. According to an article from Engineering News-Record, the department has approved the US$1.2 billion New England Clean Power Link, which will transmit power from Quebec to Vermont.…

December 14, 2016 @ 8:18am

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation will get its Freedom Road after the provincial and federal governments, along with the City of Winnipeg, reached an agreement to fund the road. According to a CBC News report, the three levels of government will provide $40 million for the project, a 24-kilometre roadway…

December 13, 2016 @ 9:56am

The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World announced a significant milestone in the ongoing expansion of Fairview Container Terminal. The Phase II North container terminal expansion project, launched in the first quarter of 2015, is now more than 75 per cent complete and is on schedule to increase annual…

December 12, 2016 @ 1:40pm

Ontario and Canada are partnering to expand Highway 404, a key road transportation link in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area. The province and the federal government are widening the existing highway from six to eight lanes and adding an HOV lane in each direction between Highway 407 ETR and Stouffville Rd.,…

December 12, 2016 @ 8:19am

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…

December 12, 2016 @ 7:55am

The Government of Canada has appointed three new directors to the Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Sevaun Palvetzian, Janet Rieksts-Alderman, and Mazyar Mortazavi will take positions on the board. The new directors, from various backgrounds and fields of expertise in Toronto,…

December 08, 2016 @ 7:50am

The Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), a coalition of Canada’s eight largest urban regional chambers of commerce, is calling for airport policy reform to align Canada with global best practices, and for our international airports to be factored into transit infrastructure planning by all levels of government. Economic performance is…

December 08, 2016 @ 7:18am

Transport Futures (TF) has announced its support for Toronto Mayor John Tory’s call for road tolls on the city’s Don Valley Parkway (DVP) and Gardiner Expressway. “The Mayor’s bold leadership is perfectly timed since the provincial government is already testing High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on the QEW between Oakville…

December 07, 2016 @ 12:16pm

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…

December 07, 2016 @ 7:32am

Predicting the future adoption of autonomous vehicles is a highly inexact science, but one that experts around the world are attempting as cities and countries try to understand how to create infrastructure for the disruptive technology. Students from Ryerson University’s Urban Planning Graduate Program took a solid swing at making…

December 06, 2016 @ 1:50pm

On behalf of Infrastructure Ontario (IO), SNC-Lavalin O&M has invited prequalified contractors to bid on three major work packages for the Whitney Block rehabilitation. The Whitney Block, one of Ontario's oldest government office buildings, is undergoing rehabilitation work that includes installing energy efficient windows, updating the ventilation system and repairing…

December 06, 2016 @ 8:07am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has selected Gensler Architecture and Design Canada Inc., (Gensler) to provide architectural, design and programming services to facilitate the relocation of Ontario government employees from the Macdonald Block Complex. Gensler was selected following a competitive public procurement process. Prior to reconstruction, employees working in the complex will…

December 06, 2016 @ 8:06am

The Government of Canada is prepared to cede the former Sir John Carling site for the construction of a new hospital in Ottawa. According to a CBC News report, officials from all three levels of government have joined together to call for the new Civic hospital to be built on…

December 05, 2016 @ 8:21am

A major milestone in the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project was celebrated as the first light rail vehicle (LRV) assembled in Ottawa began testing on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations. Vehicle testing along the alignment from Blair Station to Tunney's Pasture will continue until the…

December 05, 2016 @ 7:35am

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…

December 05, 2016 @ 7:27am

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…

December 05, 2016 @ 7:09am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Providence Care announced the new hospital project has reached substantial completion. Providence Care Hospital will open with full operations and services to clients and patients in April 2017. Located in Kingston, the new 622,000-square-foot Providence Care Hospital includes 270 private inpatient rooms, as well as modern…

December 02, 2016 @ 2:26pm

A report published by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) explains how Toronto Pearson International Airport is poised to become one of the world's next top tier international airports, providing air connectivity to as much as 80 per cent of the world's economies. The report, Growing Canada with a Mega…

December 02, 2016 @ 8:04am

The executive committee of the City of Toronto has voted unanimously to support Mayor John Tory’s plan for road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. According to an article from the Toronto Star, the road tolls were one of a handful of initiatives supported by the…

December 02, 2016 @ 7:26am

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association has released a statement following a report from the province’s Auditor General raised significant concerns about the sub-standard quality of asphalt used in the construction of Ontario highways. Here is the statement that was released: Since 1974, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association (OHMPA)…

December 01, 2016 @ 10:37am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: An elevated pedestrian bridge to connect the pedestrian entrance to the new bus terminal building…

December 01, 2016 @ 10:21am

The winners of the 17th annual Brownie Awards were announced at last night’s gala event, held at the Delta Toronto Hotel. With more than 120 brownfield industry professionals in attendance, 10 awards were given out to the builders, innovators and visionaries behind the brownfield rehabilitation projects that has revitalized communities…

November 30, 2016 @ 12:58pm

Michael Ledgett has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Michael has practised law in Ontario for more than forty years. As co-chair of the National P3/Infrastructure Group at Dentons, he advises governments and their agencies, as well as private sector developers,…

November 30, 2016 @ 8:24am

A Toronto-based architecture and design firms will begin the detailed planning process needed to determine what the QEII Health Sciences Centre redevelopment project will look like, and where services will be located. The Nova Scotia government awarded the contract for the QEII master planning and programming to Kasian Architecture. The…

November 29, 2016 @ 8:46am

CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the addition of three new stations to the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. The Bassin Peel, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations will improve downtown Montréal service and further integrate the REM into the métro system through connections…

November 29, 2016 @ 8:12am

The Governments of Canada and Nunavut announced a joint $29.54-million investment in Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) for the construction of a new training facility. The new training facility at NAC will be built for students and community members who are studying fisheries or learning about language and culture through the…

November 29, 2016 @ 7:29am

The City of Toronto has announced that the planned rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway will cost more than $1 billion more than originally anticipated. According to an article from the CBC, a city staff report published last week showed that the cost of the project has risen from $2.57 billion…

November 28, 2016 @ 8:14am

Ontario is supporting innovation in the transportation sector by launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX. The pilot brings together a range of expertise from the research, manufacturing and technology sectors to advance innovation…

November 28, 2016 @ 7:53am

Fresh off a four-day marathon of meetings on Parliament Hill, municipal leaders say they found an emerging consensus among parliamentarians - that municipalities will need to play a central role to make the landmark federal infrastructure plan work for Canadians. "The federal government's infrastructure plan is really a huge opportunity…

November 28, 2016 @ 7:28am

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is supporting the road toll initiatives announced by Toronto Mayor John Tory as one step in the right direction to address the city's congestion. With 100,000 people moving to the GTHA every year, congestion costs the regional economy $11 billion every…

November 25, 2016 @ 9:11am

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…

November 24, 2016 @ 10:46am

Ontario has announced improvements to the Union Station GO rail corridor, including an upgrade and expansion of the Don Yard facility to provide additional train storage and train servicing capabilities close to Union Station. This will allow Metrolinx to better meet future growth and demand for GO and UP Express…

November 24, 2016 @ 7:46am

Toronto mayor John Tory will address the city’s financial health during a speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade today, at which time it is widely expected that he will provide his support for new road tolls for the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The speculation comes as…

November 24, 2016 @ 7:13am

In keeping with commitments set out in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, a new act respecting public bodies has received second reading in the House of Assembly. The Act, Respecting Procurement by Public Bodies, will help modernize procurement by provincial public bodies…

November 23, 2016 @ 9:01am

The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) has announced that Douglas Cutts CPA, CA has been appointed as executive director of the association. Cutts brings over 35 years of strategic planning, financial and operational experience to CNAM. He has a track record of providing immediate contributions to an organization through…

November 22, 2016 @ 10:15am

The City of Toronto has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking partnerships and ideas for large-scale development of low-carbon thermal energy networks/district energy solutions. The RFQ, currently listed at merx.com, states that: “The purpose of this RFPQ is to establish a list of up to five pre-qualified respondents and…

November 22, 2016 @ 7:31am

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…

November 21, 2016 @ 7:14am

The latest RICS Canada Construction Survey found that growth in infrastructure and other public non-housing construction is offsetting weaknesses in most other areas: energy, private industrial and commercial, and public housing. The survey of RICS-qualified Canadian construction professionals is conducted quarterly. “At a high level, that’s true,” said Jeff Logan…

November 18, 2016 @ 3:24pm

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. have announced the finalists for the 2016 Brownie Awards. Twenty-two projects have been named as finalists for six categories. The 22 projects include work in 18 different municipalities throughout Canada. The Brownie Awards include six categories of recognition: REPROGRAM, REMEDIATE, REINVEST,…

November 18, 2016 @ 12:03pm

By Andy Semotiuk Recently, I was on a panel with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister John McCallum hosted by the Toronto Region Board of Trade. I raised the question of introducing a possible federal investor immigration program for Canada to fund our aging infrastructure. While Mr. McCallum did not…

November 18, 2016 @ 6:55am

Infrastructure Ontario has released its updated list of projects currently in development throughout the province. The document provides information updates on 42 projects throughout the province, including the location, project model, timelines for the release of the project RFQ and RFP, as well as a projected value range for the…

November 17, 2016 @ 7:40am

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…

November 16, 2016 @ 11:20am

CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity to participate in the international call for…

November 11, 2016 @ 2:22pm

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…

November 11, 2016 @ 9:07am

This is the executive summary of the report “Ontario Must Prepare for Vehicle Automation,” by systems engineer and automated vehicle strategist Bern Grush of transportation consultants Grush Niles Strategic (based in Toronto and Seattle). With 100,000 people moving to the GTHA every year, this is a crucial period for this…

November 10, 2016 @ 8:53am

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…

November 10, 2016 @ 8:17am

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced that it has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting proponents to submit formal proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 18-month RFP stage is the second phase in WDBA’s competitive procurement process to select a private-sector…

November 10, 2016 @ 7:57am

The Ontario government has announced that the $451 million Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness has reached substantial completion. Construction on the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness began in June 2014. Services will now start moving into the new hospital over the next few months…

November 10, 2016 @ 7:31am

Two Canadians are among the 16 public works professionals selected to participate in the American Public Works Association (APWA) Emerging Leaders Academy Program for 2016-2017. The participants were selected for a year-long national Emerging Leaders Academy program, which provides intensive leadership and management training within the context of public works.…

November 08, 2016 @ 8:15am

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).…

November 08, 2016 @ 8:07am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have invested in upgrading and expanding the Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Halton Region. Upgrades and the expansion of Halton Region's Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve the quality of water through the addition of a new sand filtration process which will provide a…

November 08, 2016 @ 8:01am

UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, announced today that it has arranged a construction finance facility backed by Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide the Company with competitive construction financing for the development of its international s