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Doosan adds authorized dealer locations serving B.C.

August 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Doosan has expanded its dealer network with the addition of three new locations for Wesgroup Equipment — an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment in British Columbia, Canada. Wesgroup Equipment is the parent company of Williams

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Milton and Mississauga get more GO train trips

August 24, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is making it easier for commuters in Mississauga and Milton to access public transit by introducing new GO train trips along the Milton and Mississauga GO corridors and adding more parking spaces. Starting September 6,  Metrolinx is adding one

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Summer construction boot camp helps students build skills

August 24, 2016 by Danna O'Brien

Edmonton – These have been anything but the lazy days of summer for 18-year old Phoebe Janela Tagumpay. While most summer camps fill up quickly with students keen on hiking, canoeing and swimming, Tagumpay has been roofing, framing and flooring.

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National Highway System gets $53M investment in Manitoba

August 24, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Infrastructure, and Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects for Provincial Trunk Highways

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H.J. O’Connell Construction receives certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations program

August 23, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

H.J. O’Connell Construction (HJOC), a Bird company, has been designated bronze level certification by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in its Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program. The PAR program provides a high level of assurance through the independent, third-party

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Update: Union Station Revitalization

August 23, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Despite being over 90 years old, we sure do ask for a lot from Union Station. More than 200,000 GO train customers pass through it on weekdays (200,000!), and that’s not counting TTC and VIA riders. Union Station is the

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Eleven organizations urge national plan for energy-efficient buildings

August 23, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings.  They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for

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Improvements in building permits and employment insurance claims point to stronger economic outlook

August 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Conference Board of Canada’s Composite Leading Index increased by 0.9 points to 109.1 in June, suggesting a slight acceleration in economic growth six months from now. “The best news in June was the pickup in industrial and commercial building

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Work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project progresses with the next phase of preparatory work

August 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners continue to make progress moving toward the construction and completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge with more than $110 million in construction projects. The first phase of preparatory work includes construction of

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Major expansion planned for Bathurst Regional Airport thanks to government funding

August 17, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are committing more than $4.19 million in funding to expand the Bathurst Regional Airport. The funding was announced August 17th by Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister

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More than $6.2M available for more cost-shared infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government

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Highway 5 resurfacing project is complete

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The project to pave 48.5 kilometres of Highway 5 between the North Thompson Bridge in Avola and Whitewater Bridge is now completed, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Highway 5 between Kamloops and Valemount is a major north-south

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New bridge to replace culvert on Highway 16 in B.C.

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Work will soon be underway on a project to replace the Kathlyn Creek culvert with a bridge on Highway 16 near Smithers, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Replacing the culvert with a bridge will make a big

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Ontario investing $1.5M to improve Moosonee’s water supply

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is providing the Town of Moosonee with up to $1.5 million to help replace water mains and sanitary sewer mains — part of the government’s expanded funding to help small, rural and northern communities build or repair critical infrastructure.

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Ontario expanding cycling and GO rail infrastructure in Toronto

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Through funding made available under the Moving Ontario Forward plan, Ontario and Metrolinx announced improvements to the Dufferin St. Bridge, as part of GO Regional Express Rail (RER). Metrolinx is expanding the Dufferin St. Bridge at Queen St. in Toronto

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Prime Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia reach agreement under new federal infrastructure funding programs

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Government of Canada remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve our public transit systems, keep our water clean, and strengthen our communities. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia,

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Stuart Olson Industrial Group awarded $80M in new contracts

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Stuart Olson Inc. has announced that its Industrial Group has been awarded approximately $80 million in new contracts. The projects include the provision of complete mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to a major mining company operating in Ontario. The Company also

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CF Rideau Centre revitalization complete

August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Cadillac Fairview and PCL are celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated CF Rideau Centre shopping centre located in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa. This three-year, $360-million redevelopment project, included the addition of a new dining hall; a complete

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Innovative avalanche technology on the way for Trans-Canada Highway

August 9, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Drivers will soon experience shorter delays on the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke this winter with the procurement of new avalanche infrastructure technology. “In June of last year I committed to improving the safety and mobility on the Trans-Canada Highway near

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Canada and Prince Edward Island reach agreement under new federal infrastructure funding programs

August 9, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are making investments that will help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future. Investing in local infrastructure helps ensure that Canadians