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Ottawa investing $47M to increase capacity at the Port of Halifax

June 3, 2019 Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The Port of Halifax is getting $47.5 million from Ottawa to boost its capacity to handle goods, but the big news for most residents will be the resulting reduction in container truck traffic in the downtown core — a noisy,

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Infrastructure Bank commits $2B to Ontario GO Transit expansion as province issues RFP to four bidders

June 1, 2019 by David Kennedy

The multibillion-dollar expansion aims to modernize the Toronto area’s regional rail network through a series of new construction projects and upgrades

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Cross-Canada construction corridor concept getting dusted off ahead of election

May 27, 2019 Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The idea of a dedicated zone to build rail, power lines and pipelines has been kicked around for half a century. Fresh backing could mean big gains for construction

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Ottawa allots $76M to replace sea dams, upgrade other water infrastructure in Surrey and Delta B.C.

May 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

SURREY, B.C.—Aiming to reduce the risks of coastal flooding in the Vancouver area, the federal government has allocated $76 million from its Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund to replace or upgrade infrastructure in Surrey and Delta, B.C. The funding will

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Feds, city spending $122M to kick-start major water infrastructure work in Kitchener, Ont.

May 25, 2019 On-Site Staff

KITCHENER, Ont.—Work on a series of water infrastructure projects to better protect Kitchener, Ont. from potential flooding are getting underway in the city west of Toronto. The federal government announced just shy of $50 million in funding for the slew

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Plan for $447.5M hospital in Terrace, B.C. approved; province looking for contractor

May 24, 2019 On-Site Staff

TERRACE, B.C.—It’s “full speed ahead” for a project to build a new hospital in northwestern British Columbia. The province said May 21 that it’s approved the business plan for the new Mills Memorial hospital in Terrace, B.C. and is moving

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Three minutes to bust: Trump meeting with Dems on $2T infrastructure plan goes south in a flash

May 22, 2019 Kevin Freking, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. President Donald Trump came and went in all of three minutes. Round 2 of the president’s consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash. Prospects

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Scheer promises coast-to-coast energy corridor to speed approvals, construction for energy projects

May 17, 2019 Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

If elected, the Opposition leader said he would create a dedicated route where a wide range of projects, from pipelines to power lines, would be easier to build

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Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Kiewit win contract to oversee $2.5B Cityside project at Montreal airport

May 15, 2019 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—A consortium comprised of Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Kiewit has won a construction management contract to stickhandle the early stages of a major infrastructure project at the Montreal-Trudeau International airport. Aéroports de Montréal, which oversees the city’s two major airports, said

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Toronto kicks off ‘busiest’ construction season yet with $1 billion in planned projects

May 14, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—Mayor John Tory ushered in Toronto’s ‘busiest-ever’ construction season May 13, unveiling $1 billion in funding for infrastructure projects. The city will funnel $590 million towards rehabilitating transportation infrastructure, such as roadways, bridges and sidewalks. Of that, $200 million has

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Ottawa has spent or allotted about a quarter of the funds from its $187.8 infrastructure plan

May 13, 2019 by David Kennedy

Work is underway or complete on 48,000 separate projects from coast to coast to coast under the 12-year federal spending plan

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Remote Ontario First Nation strikes deal with feds, province to relocate entire reserve

May 10, 2019 Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A northern Ontario First Nation signed an agreement May 9 with the federal and provincial government that lays out a plan to move a reserve threatened every year by flood waters. Members of the Kashechewan First Nation, north of Fort

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New Alberta environment minister shoots down Bighorn parks proposal planned by previous government

May 8, 2019 Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

The NDP plan would have set aside areas on the eastern edges of Banff and Jasper national parks and seen $40 million spent on infrastructure over four years

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Ontario introduces Toronto subway upload bill, while critics say the move will only delay transit construction

May 3, 2019 Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford’s plan to take control of Toronto’s subway system moved forward May 2 as the government introduced legislation that would give it authority over future transit expansion in the city. The bill — dubbed the Getting Ontario Moving

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Crews target late 2020 for completion of long-delayed $823M revamp of Toronto’s Union Station

May 2, 2019 by David Kennedy

The complex project to bring the terminal into the 21st century involved major excavation work and interior reconstruction

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‘We will keep our commitments:’ Jason Kenney takes over as Alberta premier

May 1, 2019 Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—Jason Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister who united Alberta’s two estranged conservative parties and led them to victory, officially became the province’s 18th premier April 30. Kenney and 22 members of his United Conservative caucus were sworn in as

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Consider climate impact on infrastructure suffering repeated flooding: experts

April 27, 2019 Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press

With key infrastructure in the Maritimes and Quebec again threatened by surging waterways, flooding experts say it’s past time for fixes that consider worst-case climate change scenarios. The New Brunswick government announced April 25 the closure of portions of the

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Ontario issues RFQ for major bridge rehab project along QEW in Mississauga, Ont.

April 27, 2019 by David Kennedy

The six-lane bridge is a vital link between Toronto and Hamilton. Recent investigations determined the 85-year-old structure is in “major” need of repair or replacement

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From the editor… Double standard deals Trudeau a body blow

April 25, 2019 by David Kennedy

At the start of the year, a healthy percentage of Canadians had never heard of SNC-Lavalin. An even larger number couldn’t have told you what business the company was in, let alone share a single detail about its legal troubles.

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As waters rise, Champagne offers fast track reviews for flood infrastructure projects

April 24, 2019 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada’s infrastructure minister is offering flood-ravaged communities in Quebec a fast-track for federal cash to mitigate the dangers of rising waters, hoping to entice requests from a province that has yet to apply for money from a unique fund set