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Kiewit consortium selected to construct all-season road in N.W.T

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WHATI, N.W.T—A consortium has been selected to construct a 97-kilometre roadway connecting Highway 3 to the fly-in community of Whati, located about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. North Star Infrastructure, comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp., Peter Kiewit and Sons,

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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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Green infrastructure funding necessary to stop raw sewage from overflowing into Ontario waterways at alarming rate: watchdog

November 14, 2018 Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Raw sewage has been overflowing into Ontario’s lakes and rivers at an alarming rate and the government is doing little to stop it, the province’s environmental watchdog said Nov. 13 as she laid out broad changes required to help keep

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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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Canada Infrastructure Bank appoints exec to head project development pipeline

November 6, 2018 On-Site Staff

OTTAWA—The Canadian Infrastructure Bank has named François Lecavalier, currently a senior vice-president with Business Development Bank of Canada, to take on the new arms-length government institution’s project development activities. Lecavalier, who has 30 years of experience leading infrastructure and private

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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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Rail line to Churchill, Man. reopens after more than a year of neglect, 35 days of repair

November 2, 2018 Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL, Man.—Residents of Churchill crowded around a bonfire during a street party to celebrate the return of rail service and a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the northern Manitoba town. Patricia Kandiurin held a banner with the label

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Work to start on latest Metro Vancouver water tunnel project; Aecon, Traylor Bros win $267M contract

November 1, 2018 by David Kennedy

VANCOUVER—A major tunnelling project is set to get underway in Metro Vancouver this month after the regional government firmed up a $267 million construction contract with a joint venture between Traylor Bros. Inc. and Aecon Group Inc. The U.S.-based contractor

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Turkey opens new Istanbul Airport, looks to overtake Atlanta as world’s largest

November 1, 2018 Zeynep Bilginsoy And Neyran Elden, The Associated Press

ISTANBUL—Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held plenty of grand opening ceremonies in his 15 years at Turkey’s helm. This week he unveiled one of his prized jewels—Istanbul New Airport—a megaproject that has been dogged by concerns about labour rights, environmental issues

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Contractors complete 70-metre high foundation for B.C.’s Site C hydro project

October 31, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The foundation for Site C hydroelectric project has been completed. Acciona says the 70-metre high foundation structure is solid enough to support the 1,100-megawatt power plant and spillways. The company leading the construction for contractor Peace River Hydro Partners says

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N.L. hands out $2.2M in contracts for road construction projects on the Avalon

October 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CARBONEAR, N.L.—Just a month after inking a $555 million infrastructure deal with Ottawa, Newfoundland and Labrador announced it awarded two contracts totaling $2.2 million for road construction projects on the Avalon Peninsula. Mj Hickey Ltd. won an $800,000 to construct

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Work begins as part of long term plan to remove red lights from Winnipeg highway

October 16, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Work is set to start on a plan that could eventually see all traffic lights removed from the South Perimeter highway around Winnipeg. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says over the next three years, 23 smaller intersections along the road

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Trudeau, Gov. Rick Snyder discuss possibility of accelerated timelines for Gordie Howe bridge

October 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WINDSOR, Ont.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to speed up the six-year timeline to construct the long-awaited Gordie Howe International Bridge. Trudeau was in Windsor, Ont. Oct. 5 with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne, among others,

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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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Canada’s finance minister touts USMCA but says steel sector needs help

October 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada’s new trade deal will bring more economic stability, even as the government works to fairly compensate dairy farmers and deal with the dissatisfied steel and aluminum industry. Morneau told members of the Vancouver business

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Muskrat Falls inquiry finds ‘surprising’ lack of evidence of government analysis

October 3, 2018 Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Former premier Danny Williams told the Muskrat Falls inquiry Tuesday he remained confident in his government’s detailed assessment of the hydro megaproject’s potential risks, even as the judge hearing the inquiry said they haven’t seen evidence that a

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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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From the editor … Taking stock of opportunities

October 2, 2018 David Kennedy

765,917 kilometres – that’s the final tally of just how far Canada’s public road infrastructure stretches. Cobbling together highways, arterials, collectors, local roads and even urban laneways, the impressive measurement would take you to the Moon and then nearly get

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Contractors pressured to adopt new set of reporting standards to improve benchmarking, transparency

September 27, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO— An international coalition of professional associations, mostly made up quantity surveyor groups, is turning up the heat on Canada’s construction industry in an effort to convince project owners and contractors to adopt a new set of reporting standards. The

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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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