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Toronto remains confident about landing Amazon’s coveted HQ2

September 13, 2018 Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

The promised $5-billion investment in a second company headquarters would be a boon for the city’s builders

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Metrolinx, contractors behind $5.3B Eglinton Crosstown settle dispute, keeping project on time, on budget

September 10, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium building Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail project have resolved a dispute over the project’s timeline and budget. The three parties involved in construction of the new $5.3 billion LRT agreed last

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Water infrastructure firm wins $17M contract to upgrade treatment plant in Port Alberni, B.C.

September 10, 2018 by David Kennedy

PORT ALBERNI, B.C.—A Vancouver Island city of approximately 18,000 has awarded the main construction contract that will kick-start work on significant upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant. Port Alberni, B.C. said last week it will pay Tritech Group $17.1 million

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Feds, B.C. commit $3B for Broadway line expansion, Surrey LRT construction

September 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

VANCOUVER—The federal and provincial governments have jointly committed more than $3 billion to expand a transit line in Metro Vancouver and construct the city’s first light rail transit system. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan announced the funding

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Construction crews race to repair rail line to isolated Churchill, Man. before winter

September 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

CHURCHILL, Man.—After enduring more than a year with its rail link to the rest of Canada severed, the remote town of Churchill, Man. is finally set to be reconnected. The Arctic Gateway Group said Aug. 31 it had closed a

Sanitary installation just east of York Street (CNW Group/Waterfront Toronto).
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Federal foot dragging on infrastructure investments jeopardizing Ontario economy, report says

August 22, 2018 by David Kennedy

Infrastructure spending as a percentage of the province’s GDP has declined or remained flat every year since 2010

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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