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Government of Canada announces Inaugural Board of Directors for the Canada Infrastructure Bank

November 19, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Ottawa—Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that 10 professionals have been appointed as the Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Their appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range

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Alberta Premier to promote importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

November 15, 2017 Alberta Government

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will create 15,000 construction jobs and 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operation. The project has approval from the federal and British Columbia governments, but continues

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Vancouver development wins global award for excellence

November 15, 2017 On-Site

Vancouver’s first major transit-oriented development integrated with a Canada Line rapid transit station won a global award today. Marine Gateway by PCI Developments was one of 13 developments worldwide selected by the Urban Land Institute for its 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence. This prestigious award is

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Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network a good initiative for future mobility: infrastructure advocate

November 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VAUGHAN, ON, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Premier Kathleen Wynne has signalled a strong commitment by the province in the development of self-driving vehicles by launching the $80-million Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). “Premier Wynne, Transportation Minister Steven

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Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Longueuil Français

November 14, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

BROSSARD, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of more than $63 million for 22 new projects by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $35 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $28

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Calgary Cancer Centre breaks ground

November 8, 2017 CCE

L-R: Premier Rachel Notley, Dr. Francois Belanger, Will Morlidge with daughter Virginia, Minister Sandra Jansen and Minister Sarah Hoffman break ground on the Calgary Cancer Centre. Construction has started on the new Calgary Cancer Centre, a $1.4 billion project that will offer

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New International Trade Centre in Regina is ready for business

November 8, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The now completed International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina will open its doors to the world later this month. The facility was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Growing Forward 2 agreement. Today the Regina Exhibition

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CCPPP announces 20th annual national awards recipients

November 7, 2017 CCPPP

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) presented the CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships at its 25th annual conference in Toronto on November 6. “We were impressed and pleased with not only the range of

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Government of Canada announces wind-down of PPP Canada Crown Corporation

November 6, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Ottawa — The Government of Canada is moving forward with its historic plan to invest in infrastructure, including leveraging private sector investment and know-how in order to build more infrastructure in communities across Canada. PPP Canada was created eight years

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Major new transit hub in Toronto takes next step forward

November 1, 2017 Government of Ontario

Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by redeveloping Kipling Station into a major new transit hub that connects subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services within a

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Phase One of the Regina Bypass complete

October 31, 2017 Saskatchewan Government

The first phase of the Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 is now complete, marking a major milestone for the project.  The bypass will improve safety, divert large truck traffic around Regina and help eliminate traffic congestion. “This

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Video: Expert encourages governments to prepare for how automated vehicles will impact cities and towns

October 27, 2017 Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

VAUGHAN, ON – If you thought Uber was a disruptor, wait until automated vehicles (AVs) backed by smartphone apps for “mobility on demand” begin to eat into taxi and public bus services in the early 2020s, then begin to disrupt car ownership in

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$60.6M Warman and Martensville overpass projects 40% complete

October 24, 2017 SOURCE Government of Saskatchewan

New overpasses at Warman and Martensville are about 40 per cent complete.  The $60.6 million overpasses will improve safety at two of Saskatchewan’s fastest-growing communities. “Investing in efficient roads and highways helps drive economic productivity and create middle-class jobs,” said

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Safer routes and highway access for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation

October 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Afton, Nova Scotia – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing in well-planned road infrastructure that will contribute to building more efficient transportation corridors and supporting sustainable and inclusive First Nations communities for years to come. Rodger Cuzner, Member of

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Update on the construction of the new Champlain Bridge

October 24, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Montreal, Quebec –  On Oct., 20 Infrastructure Canada participated in an update on the construction of the new Champlain Bridge with its private partner, Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), which is

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St. Michael’s sets Angel Ball record, raising $4M to finish ED renovations

October 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation raised a record $4 million net at its Angel Ball Saturday, completing its most successful fundraising campaign ever. Proceeds from the ball will go specifically to completing the renovation of the Slaight Family Emergency Department, which treats some of

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All five major banks supporting St. Michael’s Hospital fundraising gala

October 18, 2017 St. Michael's Hospital

TORONTO –  To support a downtown Toronto neighbour’s goal of becoming the premier critical care hospital in Canada, all five major banks have joined together as lead sponsors for St. Michael’s Hospital’s Angel Ball on Saturday, Oct. 21. BMO Financial Group, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and the TD

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Toronto amps up climate leadership with new construction standards

October 13, 2017 The Atmospheric Fund

TORONTO – The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) welcomes yesterday’s adoption of the Toronto Green Standard for new buildings by the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee. City Council now has the chance to lock-in long-term carbon reductions by approving one of

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Vancouver Convention Centre is world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre

October 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Vancouver, BC – The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) commends the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) for demonstrating sustainability excellence with the announcement that it has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in

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The new Iqaluit Airport takes off!

October 12, 2017 Bouygues Building Canada

In September 2013, the Nunavut government entrusted the Arctic Infrastructure Partners consortium, led by Bouygues Building Canada, with the extension and concession contract for Iqaluit airport. In a joint venture, Bouygues Building Canada and Sintra (Colas) carried out the design