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Ottawa invests $42M to repair, restore Nova Scotia craft harbours

August 20, 2018 Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Ottawa is spending $42 million on 27 small craft harbours across Nova Scotia, aimed in part at helping them recover and prepare for the threat of climate change. Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board and a Nova Scotia MP,

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Bird picked to build nine new provincial police facilities across Ontario

August 17, 2018 by David Kennedy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Infrastructure Ontario has tapped a consortium headed by Bird Construction Inc. to build nine separate Ontario Provincial Police facilities from suburban Mississauga to remote Fort Frances, Ont. The new facilities for police detachments in nine cities across the province

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Feds firm up infrastructure agreement with P.E.I., near finish line on provincial funding deals

August 16, 2018 by David Kennedy

CHARLOTTETOWN—Ottawa and Prince Edward Island have inked a bilateral infrastructure agreement, bringing the federal government one step closer to finalizing funding deals with all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. The $366 million agreement lays the groundwork for new projects across

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EllisDon closes $1.2B deal to build new Toronto hospital

August 15, 2018 by David Kennedy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Construction on a major hospital project on Toronto’s west end is set to get underway. Contractor EllisDon said Aug. 14 it has finalized a $1.2 billion contract with Infrastructure Ontario for work on the West Park Healthcare Centre. It

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Liberals showcase benefits of billions spent on infrastructure projects

August 13, 2018 Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Little more than a year before the next federal election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are hoping to remind Canadians about the benefits derived from one of their signature promises from the last election: investing billions in infrastructure. For the past week,

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Infrastructure Report 2018: Canada’s spending plan starts hitting its stride

August 9, 2018 by David Kennedy

It may have been a little slow off the proverbial mark, but the federal government’s $180 billion infrastructure plan is now off and running. As of August 2018, the federal government has approved funding for thousands of projects across the

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Aecon reports record $6.4B backlog of mostly major infrastructure projects for Q2

August 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—Aecon Group Inc. posted a record $6.4 billion backlog for Q2 as the dust settles over its controversial blocked sale to a Chinese construction company by the federal government in May. The backlog, exceeding the company’s 2016 record of nearly

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$486M highway improvement project to link Quebec and N.L. receives federal funding

July 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

BAIE-COMEAU, Q.C.—A $486 million project to upgrade a winding and ill-developed highway in northeast Quebec has received $183 million from the federal government. The Highway 389 Improvement Program is part of Plan Nord, the province’s $2 billion project to spur

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$35M Iqaluit landfill redevelopment project receives federal contribution

July 25, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

IQALUIT—The federal government has put up more than $26.2 million to fund a nearly $35 million project to bolster waste management in Iqaluit. The city is providing an additional $8.7 million. More than $10 million of the total funding will

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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