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VIDEO: Original Port Mann Bridge demolition in time lapse

July 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The original Port Mann Bridge stood tall in British Columbia for nearly 50 years before officials decided to replace it with a wider bridge of the same name. Built in 1964, the bridge was four-lanes wide and, at the time

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Hundreds of bridges, culverts not being inspected properly: Manitoba auditor

July 27, 2016 Canadian Manufacturing Onlline

Manitoba’s auditor general says hundreds of bridges and culverts across the province are not being inspected as frequently as required—if at all. A report released July 21 by Norm Ricard blames staff shortages, inconsistent procedures and infrastructure that, much as

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First anniversary of construction on new Champlain Bridge

July 11, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was at the New Champlain Bridge construction site’s west jetty location today to mark the first anniversary of the start of work on this iconic structure, which will transform Montreal’s urban landscape

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Cascumpec Bridge project gets green light

July 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Federal-provincial investments in infrastructure will improve public safety and encourage economic development in Western Prince Edward Island. The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and Robert J. Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia reach funding agreement to replace North Fork Bridge

June 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians, tourists and shipping companies benefit from safe, well-maintained highways and roads. From visiting friends and relatives to getting goods to market, we rely on our highways to support a vibrant and sustainable economy and quality of life, but also

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St. Lawrence Erectors lands two contracts for major infrastructure projects in Montreal

May 2, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

SAINT-GEORGES, QC— St. Lawrence Erectors Inc., a Canam Group Inc. subsidiary, announced that it has signed agreements totalling $35M for the rehabilitation of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the installation of the Lachine Canal Bridge as part of the Turcot reconstruction

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Ontario helping York Region expand cycling and improve safety

April 4, 2016 On-Site

Ontario is providing $1.3 million to York Region over the next two years to help build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.Markham will receive $325,000 to upgrade two kilometres of cycling and walking

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Cheaper to ‘taxi’ squirrels than build a bridge

March 31, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The case of a “squirrel bridge” built four years ago near The Hague in the Netherlands has been causing lots of amusement in international media. The bridge was custom designed to help squirrels get from one forested area to another

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$3.5B Massey Tunnel replacement project gets support

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

There is strong public support to replace the Massey Tunnel with a $3.5 billion, 10-lane bridge,  according a recently released report on the public consultation process done by the Government of British Columbia. The report confirms residents are in favour of capacity improvements

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Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

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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