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Four construction teams shortlisted for next stage of Toronto’s Union Station expansion

March 9, 2020 by David Kennedy

Part of GO Transit’s push to increase capacity and run trains more frequently, the job includes construction of a new platform and concourse at the south end of the station

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Work on new $60.7M transmission line to link Manitoba, Saskatchewan grids to start this summer

March 6, 2020 On-Site Staff

A major new transmission line designed to transfer up to 215 megawatts of electricity from Manitoba’s power grid to neighbouring Saskatchewan’s is set to get underway this summer. The federal government announced $18.7 million in funding for the 230-kilovolt transmission

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EllisDon reaches substantial completion on new Ontario hospital just north of Guelph

March 5, 2020 On-Site Staff

A new hospital in Ontario’s Wellington County is set to open in late spring or early summer as the construction team hands over the keys to the new 152,000 sq. ft. facility to the province. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves

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Aecon raising dividend after posting record 2019 revenue, though fourth quarter numbers slip

March 4, 2020 Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

Aecon Group Inc. is forecasting another year of income growth on the heels of record annual revenue, as the construction firm continues to shore up its backlog of infrastructure projects. Chief financial officer David Smales predicted revenue growth “in the

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LiuGong launches new scissor lift product line

March 2, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

  LiuGong has launched two new products, the LSC0607DE and the LSC1012DE, as part of a major push into the market for scissor lifts. Both models debuted in early February at the 2020 American Rental Association’s (ARA) trade show in Orlando. The LSC0607DE

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Gehl releases ALT950 large capacity telescopic articulated loader

March 2, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

  Gehl has announced the release of its ALT950 telescopic articulated loader. The loader debuted at this year’s National Farm and Machinery Show, which took place last month in Louisville, KY. The ALT950 is a full-sized wheel loader capable of adding

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SNC-Lavalin shares jump as company puts criminal case behind it, commits to shift from construction

March 2, 2020 Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Despite a rout on North American stock markets Feb. 28, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. shares jumped 11 per cent or $3.08 to close at $31.20 on the Toronto Stock Exchange following the release of its quarterly financial results. CEO Ian Edwards

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One week out: Final prep underway for CONEXPO, special care being taken for coronavirus

March 2, 2020 On-Site Staff

Thousands of new registrants signed up to attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG last week, as the approximately 2,500 exhibitors enter the final phase of preparation for the massive trade show that will kick off in Las Vegas March 10. Organizers of the triennial

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Pomerleau opens new office in downtown Vancouver

February 27, 2020 On-Site Staff

Quebec-based contractor Pomerleau is bolstering its presence in British Columbia’s nerve centre with a new office in downtown Vancouver. The company held a grand opening at the site Feb. 26, hosting a range of partners, clients and other stakeholders. Pierre

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Alberta sets aside $100M to speed up prep work for Red Deer hospital expansion

February 27, 2020 On-Site Staff

The Alberta government is spending $100 million to get a long-planned expansion project at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre off the ground. The latest in a string of provincial health care infrastructure investments will help finalize key project details

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Cost-sharing agreement in place to twin Highway 40 in Alberta

February 26, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

The Alberta government, the Municipal District of Greenview and County of Grande Prairie have reached a cost-sharing agreement to twin a portion of Highway 40. The cost-sharing deal will kick-start early construction activities, such as the relocation of utilities and

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Case launches B Series compact track loaders and skid steers

February 26, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

Case Construction Equipment has launched its B Series of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers. The B Series, which consists of five CTLs and eight skid steers, spans radial and vertical lift patterns, as well as numerous horsepower and size

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Massive renovation to Parliament’s Centre Block needs to find space for dozens more MPs

February 26, 2020 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The experts overseeing the massive restoration of Canada’s largest Parliament building have to find out a way to cram more than 100 additional MPs into the House of Commons without compromising its architectural heritage. A House of Commons committee Feb.

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Alberta spending $137M to expand Calgary hospital

February 25, 2020 On-Site Staff

The Alberta government is making a big ticket investment to expand the emergency department at a hospital in northeast Calgary. The province said Feb. 19 it plans to spend $137 million to up the capacity at the Peter Lougheed Centre,

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In the spotlight: The finalists in On-Site’s 2019 Canadian Construction Photo Contest

February 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

The On-Site team had a deep field of great images to look through this year and a long list of remarkable projects to assess — from complex rehabilitation work to unique high-rise jobs. Narrowing down the contributions to a half

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Turner Construction, Tomlinson, Wales McLelland, other big names round out On-Site’s 2019 photo contest

February 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

On-Site received dozens of worthy photos for our 2019 Canadian Construction Photo Contest. And though it’s never easy picking a winner, we were captivated by the sharp contrast in the winning image, as well as its symbolic tip of the

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A bit of perspective: On-Site unveils winner of its annual photo contest

February 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

Showcasing the tenacity of Canada’s construction industry, both past and present, a shot taken on a sprawling EllisDon construction site in downtown Toronto is our 2019 winner

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Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine project that would have created 7,000 jobs during construction

February 24, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Teck Resources Ltd. has withdrawn its application for a massive oilsands mining project just days ahead of an expected government decision, citing the political discourse over climate change. The Vancouver-based company said it will take a $1.13-billion writedown on the

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Devimco Immobilier to start work this year on redevelopment of CBC tower in Montreal

February 21, 2020 On-Site Staff

A team of Montreal developers is moving ahead with plans to redevelop the Maison de Radio-Canada tower and surrounding parking lots into a mixed-use neighbourhood. Mach, which is spearheading the project at Wolfe Street and René-Lévesque Boulevard, said Feb. 20

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Montreal-based contractor JCB Construction Canada opens Toronto office

February 21, 2020 On-Site Staff

JCB Construction Canada has put down roots in Toronto. The contractor based in Brossard. Que. — across the Champlain Bridge from Montreal — officially announced the new office on King Street in the east end downtown Toronto Feb. 18, though