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Feds to spend $88.6M to upgrade, replace First Nation, Inuit police facilities

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OTTAWA—Policing facilities in Indigenous communities across the country are about to undergo a series of upgrades. The federal government announced it will spend $88.6 million over seven years, beginning in 2018-2019, to repair, renovate and replace policing facilities owned by

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No frenzy for Toronto builders as city loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

November 13, 2018 Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Landing the coveted corporate complex would have led to billions in spending in the Toronto area

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Stuart Olson buys Alberta industrial maintenance, construction firm Tartan for $12M

November 7, 2018 by David Kennedy

CALGARY—Stuart Olson Inc. is expanding its reach in the industrial maintenance, construction and plant turnaround business. The Canadian contractor said Nov. 7 it has acquired Calgary-based Tartan Canada Corp. for approximately $12 million. The company, which primarily serves clients in

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Imperial Oil going ahead with $2.6B Aspen oilsands project, will create 700 jobs at peak construction

November 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will go ahead with its $2.6-billion Aspen oilsands project. Construction will begin this year, with the project expected to start up in 2022. The Aspen project, located about 45 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.,

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Canada Infrastructure Bank ‘actively engaged’ in reviewing 10 projects for investment

November 6, 2018 by David Kennedy

Two months after opening its chequebook for the first time, the new federal institution says it’s looking closely at nearly a dozen new projects

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$2.6B Edmonton LRT project has green light as province steps aboard

November 2, 2018 by David Kennedy

The western leg of the city’s Valley Line will stretch 14 kilometres. Procurement will get underway shortly, with construction likely starting by 2020 or before

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Calgary 2026 Olympic Games bid remains alive, offering opportunity for builders

November 1, 2018 Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games survived a city council vote Oct. 31, when a motion leading to the cancellation of an upcoming plebiscite did not pass. Ten votes out of 15 on council were

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Ontario PCs scrap $300M in provincial funding for construction of three new college campuses

October 24, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Funding to expand three post-secondary campuses in Markham, Milton and Brampton has been cancelled by Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of training, colleges and universities, says in a news release the province is not in a

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Four small B.C. airports get a lift as federal government awards $9.5M for upgrades

October 23, 2018 On-Site Staff

NANAIMO, B.C.—Runways and taxiways at a pair of small airports on Canada’s West Coast are set for rehabilitation projects as part of a federal investment in safety upgrades at four B.C. airfields. Ottawa said it has awarded approximately $9.5 million

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Walmart Canada spending $175M to renovate stores across country

October 15, 2018 The Canadian Press

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Walmart Canada says it will spend $175 million to help upgrade its stores across the country and improve the integration between its e-commerce business and physical locations. The company plans to renovate 23 stores by February 2019 in a

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Infrastructure Canada closes book on $33B in provincial funding deals after inking Saskatchewan agreement

October 4, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

REGINA—Ottawa has sealed an infrastructure funding agreement with the Saskatchewan government, finally slamming shut the book on a series of provincial and territorial deals worth a combined $33 billion. Its final long-term infrastructure agreement turns the tap on $896 million

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Aecon Group Inc. selling contract mining business for $199.1 million

October 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Aecon Group Inc. has signed a deal to sell its contract mining business to North American Construction Group Inc. for $199.1 million in cash. The contract mining business provides overburden removal and environmental reclamation services, primarily in the Alberta oilsands.

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Investors green light $40B LNG project in B.C.

October 2, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Investors have given final approval for a massive liquefied national gas project in northern British Columbia. The five partners have agreed to the $40-billion joint venture that includes a gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat on B.C.’s coast and a 670-kilometre

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Gordie Howe bridge to cost $5.7 billion; set to open by end of 2024

October 1, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Getting to the Sept. 28 announcement of the final price tag for the long-sought span has been laden with political potholes

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B.C. approves $166M budget for construction of “long-overdue” acute care tower in Vancouver

October 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s Ministry of Health has approved construction of a $166 million six-storey acute care facility for Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Paul Myers Tower, to be located on the site of the hospital’s former Activation Building — which

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Concrete tech firm CarbonCure earns backing of high-profile investment fund that includes Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos

September 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

The Halifax-based company’s bolt-on technology injects carbon dioxide into the abundant construction material during the production process

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Cities aim to shake up how feds handle infrastructure procurement

September 25, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The drive could reshape how construction projects get off the ground, as well as give contractors a clearer idea of what work will be available each year

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Dawson City, Y.T. gets $15.7M to overhaul water, sewer system

September 13, 2018 by David Kennedy

WHITEHORSE—A remote city on the Yukon River best known as a base camp during the 19th century Klondike Gold Rush has secured $15.7 million to bring its wastewater system into the modern era. The federal and territorial government announced the

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Feds, B.C. partner on $229M program for rural infrastructure upgrades

September 13, 2018 The Canadian Press

WHISTLER, B.C.—Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson says the federal and British Columbia governments are targeting rural communities for new infrastructure projects. She told delegates Sept. 12 at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler that $229 million in

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Calgary 2026 Olympics win would mean construction of two new venues, upgrades to existing ones

September 13, 2018 Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—City councillors voted Sept. 11 to keep the Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games alive, after a draft plan presented to council revealed the total cost of hosting the games would be approximately $5.23 billion. After