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Ontario celebrates grand opening of new Sheridan College Facility

March 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The province is celebrating the grand opening of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion campus, which will provide high-quality postsecondary education to 3,200 more students in Ontario. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was joined by Charles Sousa,

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CBTU applauds Government for a budget that supports the middle class

March 23, 2017 Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class.” Programs supported in this budget will facilitate the inclusion of under-represented demographics in

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Canadian Construction Association’s reaction to the 2017 Federal Budget

March 23, 2017 CCA

OTTAWA – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) sees the federal government’s Budget 2017 announcement as a reiteration of previous commitments made to the renewal of Canada’s infrastructure.  “While we expected to see greater detail regarding the Canada Infrastructure Bank and

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Request for qualifications issued for Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project

March 22, 2017 CNW

TORONTO – 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

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2017-18 federal budget: some relevant investment intentions but few specific and short-term commitments

March 22, 2017 Conseil du patronat du Québec

MONTRÉAL – “With the tabling of its budget today, the Canadian government shows some good intentions in making relevant investments, especially in the area of innovation, training and infrastructures,” remarked Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) president Yves-Thomas Dorval. “But

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Contract awarded to construct and operate waste management facility

March 17, 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Port Hope, ON – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has awarded the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) contract to complete construction of the remaining storage cells at the Port Hope Project Long-Term Waste Management Facility. The contractor will also operate the facility

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$10.9 million for the modernization of the Benoît-Lévesque Sports Centre in Roberval

March 14, 2017 Government of Canada

Quebec – The Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, and the City of Roberval announced investments of $3.6 million each– for a total investment of $10.9 million– for renovations to the Benoît-Lévesque Sports Centre and its adjacent outdoor sports grounds.

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Not the time to change Alberta’s labour laws

March 14, 2017 PCA

Edmonton – A leading association of Canadian construction contractors is encouraging the Alberta Government to avoid unnecessary changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code, following yesterday’s announcement that the code will be reviewed. “Alberta has a diverse pool of labour

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Government of Canada approves Towerbirch Pipeline expansion project

March 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA – Canadians have told the Government that we must protect our environment for future generations while growing the economy and creating good, middle-class jobs. The Government is making responsible decisions about moving Canadian energy to markets while investing in clean

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Hoelscher Dewatering Inc. expands services in Ontario

March 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – With Infrastructure in Ontario growing at an unprecedented rate, and recent amendments by the City of Toronto making the permit process even more onerous, Hoelscher Dewatering Inc., a Mississauga-based contractor specializing in groundwater management, announced that it has expanded

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Increased safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians along Trunk 4

March 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, March 3, 2017—Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Michel Samson, Minister of Energy, announced more than $6.5 million in federal-provincial

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Contract awarded for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C project

March 2, 2017 Infrastructure Ontario

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

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In response to the increase of extreme weather events, the National Research Council is developing measures to keep Canadians safe

February 28, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Canadian buildings and infrastructure are being more and more challenged by the impacts of climate change and an increase in extreme weather events such as damaging floods and devastating high winds. In response to this new reality, the National Research

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Canada and P.E.I. invest in infrastructure at Holland College

February 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Today, the Government of Canada announced it will invest $2.3 million for a total combined investment of nearly $4.6 million in Holland College. Holland College will use the funding to upgrade research and training space at its Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown.

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Ehren Cory appointed president and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario

February 27, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) Board of Directors announce the appointment of Ehren Cory as the new president and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario. Cory has served as a member of IO’s Executive since December 2012, most recently leading the division responsible for delivering

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Government of Canada invests in infrastructure at Bow Valley College

February 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the Government of

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Request for Qualifications issued for Union Station Enhancement project

February 24, 2017 On-Site Magazine

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,

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Statement from the Minister of Transportation on improving Ontario road construction

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On February 17, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, issued the following statement: “Ontario is committed to maintaining the safest roads in North America. Since the Auditor General released her report last November, Ministry of Transportation staff have been hard

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Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through B.C.

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On February 17, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, were in Kamloops to announce $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the TransCanada Highway. Out of

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Request for Proposals issued for Highway 401 rail tunnel

February 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

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