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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Transit authorities in Vancouver are hoping that the federal government intends to come through on its promise to provide 50 per cent of funding for transit projects. According to an article from the CBC, the city is looking for billions in funding commitments from the federal government to help expand…

October 17, 2016 @ 7:47am

More Building Canada funding is being doled out. The latest big announcement should benefit Metro Vancouver residents. "The Evergreen Line demonstrates how our Government's Economic Action Plan is working," said Prime Minister Stephen Harper at this week's announcement.  "In the short term, we are creating thousands of direct jobs in…

February 27, 2009 @ 7:43am

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today released its strategic vision for wind energy development during its 24th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver. The plan, entitled Wind Vision 2025 - Powering Canada's Future, argues that Canada can and must ensure that wind energy supplies 20 per cent of…

October 20, 2008 @ 1:46pm

In less than 25 years, the City of Vancouver is taking yet another opportunity to unveil a new rail transportation system when it hosts a global event. Similar to when the ExpoLine of Vancouver's SkyTrain was built in time for the Expo '86 World's Fair, the city announced on September…

October 17, 2008 @ 11:45am

Cyclists throughout British Columbia will benefit from new, safe and high-quality cycling trails, bike lanes, bike lockers and more, thanks to Bike BC, a $31-million program for cycling infrastructure, Premier Gordon Campbell announced earlier this week. "Cycling is a great option for people who want to stay healthy, save money,…

September 18, 2008 @ 10:35am

[caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Nexterra biomass gasification system for ORNL."][/caption] Nexterra Energy Corp., a Canadian company based in Vancouver, has received an order from Johnson Controls Inc. for a multi-million dollar biomass gasification system at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge,…

September 12, 2008 @ 9:33am

Vancouver, B.C.- Last week, the federal government, under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative Transportation Infrastructure Fund, announced an investment of a total of up to $20.9 million in five shortsea shipping projects and two road projects in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. This represents a potential $43.5-million joint investment…

September 08, 2008 @ 9:13am

The commercial real estate industry honoured 14 commercial properties with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Award at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's annual conference and The Office Building Show held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in…

July 07, 2008 @ 12:17pm

Vancouver, unlike Toronto, is not covered in a blanket of white — the colour this week in BC's biggest city is green. But is it just on the surface, or does it go deeper? In other words, has Globe been greenwashed? Yes and no This conference draws some of the…

March 13, 2008 @ 6:48am

A critical phase of Canada Line construction was completed yesterday, when the project's 440-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through the ground into the future site of Canada Line's Waterfront Station. The breakthrough completes the second of two side-by-side bored tunnels from just south of False Creek to just north…

March 05, 2008 @ 6:55am

Federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced Budget 2008 in Ottawa today. The rumour was that we would see money for infrastructure, big urban centres and the auto sector. There was some funding announced for public transit, most likely aimed at big cities like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, but not…

February 27, 2008 @ 7:01am

Premier Gordon Campbell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon unveiled a $14-billion public transit plan to be completed by 2020 today. The plan is seen as a key measure in the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction plan. “Our new plan will double transit ridership by increasing choice for people around the province,…

January 14, 2008 @ 11:54am

The inaugural annual Green City Awards for demonstrating leadership and action in environmental sustainability were presented on Wednesday. The awards were created by the province of British Columbia and the winning municipalities share up to $500,000 in award funding. Premier Gordon Campbell presented the awards that went to the following…

September 28, 2007 @ 11:05am

The most northerly station on Vancouver’s new Canada Line subway system broke ground on Saturday. The site will become known as Waterfront station. "This is an important breakthrough for us all," said Premier Gordon Campbell. This is the second bored tunnel that has been completed beneath downtown Vancouver, which started…

April 09, 2007 @ 8:19am

The rise of the information economy, coupled with expanded global trade and increased international economic competition, has vaulted big cities to a level of importance that renders archaic the intergovernmental debates of the past. Recent discussions of the "urban agenda" further highlight the need to shift the conventional intergovernmental focus…

September 27, 2005 @ 1:17pm