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Ont. Liberals blasted for mismanaging road infrastructure

December 2, 2016 by canadianmanufacturing.com

Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also

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OHMPA releases statement on Auditor General’s report

December 1, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

First order of business at today’s 25th annual OHMPA Fall Seminar was addressing Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report. Released yesterday, the report states that sub-standard asphalt has led to early pavement cracking on provincial highways in Ontario, costing taxpayers

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Request for qualifications issued for the Kipling Bus Terminal

December 1, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

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

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PEI government will invest $96M in priority infrastructure over the coming year

November 30, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The provincial government of Prince Edward Island, will invest more than $96 million to build and maintain schools, manors, hospitals and highways and other priority infrastructure over the coming year. Prince Edward Island’s 2017-18 Capital Budget, which Finance Minister Allen

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Government of Canada announces pipeline plan that creates jobs and protects the environment

November 30, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, have announced several important decisions that will create more good, middle-class jobs while protecting environmentally-sensitive areas. Trans Mountain Expansion Project: the Government has

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Aurora begins construction of 800,000-sq.-ft. cannabis production facility

November 30, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has broken ground, and initiated construction on an unprecedented 800,000-sq.-ft. production facility. To be known as “Aurora Sky”, the new hybrid greenhouse facility, with a footprint larger than 16 football fields, is expected, on completion, to be

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Ontario deserves kudos for automated vehicles move but more needs to be done

November 29, 2016 by Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

The Ontario government should be congratulated for initiating a pilot project to test automated vehicles, but a lot more must be done if the province is to keep up with other leading jurisdictions around the world, says the Residential and

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B.C. wood products’ contribution to reconstruction efforts in Japan

November 29, 2016 by BC Gov News

Forestry Asia Trade Mission delegates viewed first-hand how British Columbia wood products are contributing to the socio-economic recovery of Japan’s Tohoku region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Mission delegates had the opportunity to visit the

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New scholarships created with $500,000 gift from Beedie family

November 29, 2016 by Ian Bryce

A $500,000 gift from Simon Fraser University alumnus Ryan Beedie will support 25 new undergraduate awards for students in SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The generous gift marks five years since he and his family bestowed $22 million—the largest gift

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EllisDon wins Autodesk Excellence Award for Complex vivaNext project

November 29, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

This past weekend, in Las Vegas, NV, EllisDon was presented with the Autodesk Excellence Award for the Collaboration and Communication of Large Infrastructure Projects for work completed on the vivaNext project. These awards recognize companies who innovate with Building Information

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 by ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion

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$6.21M investment will create jobs, puts students first and supports skills training

November 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $6.21-million investment in a new trades training centre at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College in B.C. This joint federal-provincial investment was

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Ryerson Student Learning Centre achieves LEED gold status

November 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ryerson University’s award winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has achieved LEED Gold status after surpassing the original goal of LEED Silver compliancy. The building encapsulates a number of features that have contributed to LEED Gold status including three green roofs,

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Port of Montréal expands global reach thanks to new container terminal

November 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of the Montréal Port Authority, celebrated the inauguration of a new container terminal in the Viau sector on November 18. The new container terminal will boost the

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New aquatic centre coming to Yellowknife

November 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Members of Parliament announced $12.9 million in federal funding for the Yellowknife aquatic centre under the Government of Canada’s Small Communities Fund. The new aquatic centre will greatly improve access to aquatic activities for families and seniors from across the region.

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Final winter construction season begins on the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

November 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

This season will see the construction of the final 3.5 kilometres of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, along with two bridges and eight culverts. Next summer, final grading and surfacing work as well as the installation of traffic signs and guardrails will

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Motorists need to understand the purpose of user charges

November 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Motorists in Ontario already pay for most road construction and maintenance costs through registration fees, and fuel and excise taxes. Despite this, commuters face chronic congestion on Ontario’s roads, which has a negative impact on our economic productivity and overall

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Chantal Sorel appointed to the board of the Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships

November 17, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

SNC-Lavalin has announced that on November 15, Chantal Sorel, managing director, Capital, was named to the board of the Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) at their annual general meeting in Toronto. Based in Montreal, and reporting to SNC-Lavalin’s president

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Marco Roma joins MAPEI Americas leadership as general manager of Canada

November 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

MAPEI has announced the appointment of Marco Roma as General Manager of MAPEI Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the global chemical products manufacturer. Roma will join the MAPEI Americas leadership team and will report directly to MAPEI Americas president and

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New Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital receives CCPPP National P3 Award

November 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The New Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital was announced as the recipient of the Gold Award for Infrastructure for The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 2016 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). At three times the size,