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Construction-related federal budget highlights

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Here is a brief summary of some of the construction-sector related items in the 2016 federal budget. This is compilation from a number of different industry and online sources: $60 billion plus in new federal infrastructure investments in two phases,

$30 million in government funding has been committed to build the Freedom Road that will connect the Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation with the Manitoba Trans-Canada highway
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‘Freedom Road’ construction costs rise $16.5M

March 23, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The city of Winnipeg is due to decide this week whether to increase funding for the so-called “Freedom Road” to the First Nations Community of Shoal Lake 40. The Shoal Lake community was isolated long ago by the construction of

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Saskatchewan companies busy with Regina Bypass work

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction of the Regina Bypass continues on time and on budget with the assistance of Saskatchewan companies. At least 22 local companies are now playing significant roles in the massive transportation infrastructure project and that number will increase as construction

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Infrastructure funding given to 5 Nunavut projects

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Five infrastructure projects have received joint federal funding under Canada’s Small Communities Fund. The projects involve key community infrastructure in the territory, including a new cultural centre in Cape Dorset, repairs for the Cambridge Bay Arena and the Iqaluit Aquatic

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Ground broken on first Eglinton Crosstown LRT station

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction has begun on Keelesdale Station, the first of 25 stations to be built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is the largest public transit project currently under construction in Canada and represents the

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Skilled labour shortage could stall infrastructure construction

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A shortage of skilled labour could bring a challenge to delivering infrastructure projects in Ontario, warns the association representing the masonry, block and stone industry. The industry association MasonryWorx says it is happy to see that the Ontario government committed

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Teams shortlisted for Hwy. 427 extension project

March 3, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on the 6.6 km extension of Highway 427 north of Toronto, according to an announcement made this morning in Vaughan. Included in the roadwork that will extend the highway north from Highway 7

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Alberta moves to protect Calgary, neighbouring communities from severe flooding

February 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New flood protection along the Bow and Elbow Rivers will protect Calgary and upstream communities from the type of severe flooding that occurred in June 2013, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. “Building Alberta’s flood defenses will help protect

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Ontario Good Roads installs new exec

February 26, 2016 On-Site Magazine

For the first time in more than two decades, a representative from the City of Toronto will take the helm of the Ontario Good Roads Association. Robert Burlie, Manager of Road Operations, Toronto/East York District, City of Toronto has been elected president of the

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Ontario expands infrastructure funding programs

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is providing small, rural and northern municipalities with expanded access to predictable, stable, annual funding to build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the expansion of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and

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Three teams shortlisted for P3 Finch West LRT bid process

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, according to a release from Infrastructure Ontario. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in September,

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Canada needs Infrastructure Bank to support $125B federal program: report

February 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A federal infrastructure bank is a viable option to finance, evaluate and deliver the country’s next wave of infrastructure investment as well as giving Canada’s economy a much-needed boost, according to a report released yesterday. “Roads, bridges and water-treatment facilities

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B.C. gets $73M federal gas tax funding for infrastructure

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Water treatment plants, bridges, roads and recreational centres included

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Financial close reached on Edmonton’s $1.8B transit expansion

February 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon part of TransEd P3 consortium

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Time to act: 2016 Infrastructure Report Card

February 9, 2016 Michael Atkinson

Decline in municipal infrastructure threatens our quality of life

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Edmonton’s Walterdale bridge arch hoisted into place: Video

February 8, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

Signature structure to change city skyline

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Feds cut strings on infrastructure money

February 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Big City Mayor Caucus lobbied for more autonomy

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Ontario raises $750M in Green Bonds for infrastructure

February 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eight Ontario infrastructure projects will receive additional funding as a result of the province insuing its second Green Bond worth $750 million in capital. The eight infrastructure projects include improving transit, education, health care and creating jobs in communities across

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Construction employment growth to slow down: BuildForce

January 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

ICI sector will still need 35,700 new workers across Canada

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The bigger the project, the bigger the overruns, suggests report on building infrastructure

January 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure mega projects are common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance. “Millions of dollars here, months of delay there. International