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Trudeau announces federal funding for $285M highway-twinning project in N.S.

July 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S.—Safety-related upgrades to a section of Highway 104 in northeast Nova Scotia has received $90 million from the federal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the contribution Tuesday in Sutherlands River, N.S. The Government of Nova Scotia will

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Feds, Alberta announce combined $77M for Calgary Airport Trail expansion

July 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CALGARY—The federal government has contributed $50 million to complete an expansion of Airport Trail, a corridor that connects Calgary International Airport with the city’s northeast. A new segment of Airport Trail will be constructed between 36 Street NE and 60

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Feds pick construction team for multibillion-dollar Gordie Howe bridge project

July 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

The WDBA has tapped a preferred proponent to design, build, operate and maintain the major P3 project

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Project to pave 126-km stretch of Trans Labrador Highway gets $64.5M in provincial, federal funds

June 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L.—The years-long project to pave the entirety of Labrador’s sole highway is one step closer to reaching fruition. The federal and provincial governments have committed $64.5 million to widen and pave a 126-kilometre stretch of the Trans

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Feds invest $167M to bolster infrastructure in and around Port of Vancouver

June 25, 2018 by David Kennedy

VANCOUVER—Work on a series of road and rail projects at Canada’s largest port is moving ahead with the backing of the federal government. Ottawa pledged $167 million to three major projects involving the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canadian National Railway

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Pomerleau gets $50M investment from pension fund Caisse to carry out growth plan

June 22, 2018 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Pension fund manager La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is buying into the Canadian construction industry with a $50 million investment in Montreal-based Pomerleau. Caisse did not disclose what share of the contractor the investment will purchase, but

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The power of project monitoring in preventing and mitigating risk

June 11, 2018 David Bowcott

Your construction project is made up of several sources of capital that turn concepts dreamt up on paper into tangible structures. Without these sources of capital, and the people behind that capital who believe in your project’s success, your project

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PCs sweep to power in Ontario: What Doug Ford means for construction across the province

June 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

The premier-designate has committed to a series of infrastructure investments and vowed to close the province’s skills gap

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North Gate Pacific wins $3.6M contract to replace Vancouver Island bridge

June 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

SOOKE, B.C.—A West Coast contractor based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia has won a multimillion-dollar contract to replace a bridge on Vancouver Island west of Victoria. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure awarded the $3.6 million contract to North

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Feds, Quebec contribute $820M for Montreal public transportation projects

June 4, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

MONTREAL—The federal government will contribute over $453 million to fund 26 public transportation projects in Montreal. The funding, a total of $453,254,997, accounts for half of the total costs. Quebec will contribute 40 per cent, or $367,343,575, for a total

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Charlottetown Airport moving ahead with $18M upgrade project

May 31, 2018 by David Kennedy

CHARLOTTETOWN—Prince Edward Island’s principal airport will undergo a major rehabilitation with the help of federal and provincial funding. Ottawa awarded the Charlottetown Airport $8.1 million late last week for work on its main runway and associated infrastructure. The final piece

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Michigan commits $50M to building second large shipping lock at Sault Ste. Marie

May 31, 2018 David Eggert, The Associated Press

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich.—Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders May 30 committed up to $50 million to upgrade the Soo Locks, a bid to persuade the federal government to fund the long-sought $1 billion proposal to build a second large lock

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Alberta government prepared to cover up to $2B in Trans Mountain pipeline costs

May 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ALBERTA—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Tuesday that the province would contribute up to $2 billion to cover “unforeseen” costs associated with the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Notley would not provide details on which circumstances would warrant the payout,

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Auditor general says new Champlain Bridge will cost more than forecast

May 30, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal auditor general says Montreal’s new Champlain Bridge will cost more than forecast and won’t be ready on time. Michael Ferguson says in his annual spring report the scheduled Dec. 21 opening of the bridge appears to be ambitious,

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Alberta to spend $90M to strengthen Edmonton-area bridge for heavy loads

May 30, 2018 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—The Alberta government has set aside $90 million to upgrade a bridge across the North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton. The Vinca Bridge crosses the waterway on Highway 38 south of Redwater, Alta. While only 2,000 vehicles cross the current

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Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, B.C. terminal

May 29, 2018 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled the government’s plan to save the pipeline just days before Kinder Morgan’s self-imposed deadline

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First projects still some time away, newly-appointed infrastructure bank CEO says

May 28, 2018 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The new chief executive of the federal infrastructure agency says it could be well into 2019 before it will be ready to announce its first investment. The Trudeau government today announced that Pierre Lavallee, a former senior executive of the

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Countdown halted as construction of Nova Scotia rocket launch pad put on hold

May 22, 2018 Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The start date for the construction of Canada’s only commercial spaceport has been pushed back, a developer said following meetings at the proposed rocket launch site near a small fishing community on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. Stephen Matier, president and

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Iqaluit airport, five others in Nunavut share $35M in expansion funds

May 22, 2018 by David Kennedy

IQALUIT—New federal funding will pay for upgrades at six airports in Northern Canada. The $35 million investment is designed to bolster air cargo storage in Nunavut’s capital Iqaluit and expand airport terminals in five other remote towns and hamlets across

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Former SNC-Lavalin exec charged with illegal federal political contributions

May 21, 2018 Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—A former executive of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by Canada’s election watchdog with helping to orchestrate illegal political donations paid to federal political parties between 2004 and 2011. Normand Morin, 76, faces five charges related to soliciting employees



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