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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets second green light from Ottawa

June 19, 2019 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

The federal Liberals pitched the divisive pipeline project as a compromise between the environment and the economy

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Graham-led consortium picked to build rail overpass, elevated guideway in busy Toronto neighbourhood

June 18, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—A construction team led by Graham Group Ltd. has been tapped as the preferred proponent for the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project, a major rail realignment job on the west end of Toronto. Provincial government agencies Infrastructure Ontario and

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Runway, taxiway upgrades to begin at Hamilton, Ont. airport as feds chip in to help fund $38.9M project

June 16, 2019 On-Site Staff

HAMILTON, Ont.—A significant rehabilitation project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is set for liftoff. The federal government announced an $18.5 million contribution June 14 to help fund the infrastructure project that’s expected to approximately 350 construction jobs

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NEB approves $453M Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, clearing way for construction

June 14, 2019 On-Site Staff

OTTAWA—The National Energy Board has signed off on a major power project that will carry electricity generated at Manitoba’s array of hydro plants to neighbouring Minnesota. The federal regulator approved plans for the $453 million Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project June 14

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Ottawa opens funding spigot to help pay for $206.7M Toronto storm sewer system

June 13, 2019 On-Site Staff

TORONTO—A water infrastructure project aimed at reducing the risk of basement flooding in west Toronto is moving ahead with $73.2 million in backing from the federal government. The stormwater project, centred roughly at Rogers and Caledonia Roads on the west

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Staying on top: Attracting and retaining talent has never been tougher – or more integral to success

June 12, 2019 Saul Chernos

Construction activity continues to fire on all cylinders in Canadian urban centres and is faring well in most other areas of the country. Canada’s Top Contractors are hitting fresh heights as well, but the success masks a steep challenge for

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Ontario construction industry prepares for new prompt payment, adjudication rules expected to bring ‘profound’ change

June 11, 2019 David Kennedy

TORONTO—Contractors, subcontractors, owners, construction lawyers and a wide range of other stakeholders in Ontario’s construction industry have four final months to prepare for one of the most significant changes to the province’s building industry in years. After a long series

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It’s not easy going green: For contractors, embracing the sustainable building ‘paradigm shift’ isn’t optional

June 10, 2019 David Kennedy

With exposed concrete on all sides and piping from mechanical systems overhead, a compact drilling rig bores slowly into the ground beneath the Arthur Meighen Building in Toronto. The rig takes about a day to drill a 13-centimetre (five-inch) borehole

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Ontario infrastructure needs more funding from feds, province for economy to maintain momentum: report

June 7, 2019 On-Site Staff

VAUGHAN, Ont.—About a year into its tenure, the Ontario Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford has not been shy about declaring the province “open for business.” The sentiment may be a positive one from an economic standpoint, but according

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SNC-Lavalin delays decision on whether to opt for judge or jury in corruption trial until June 28

June 7, 2019 Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is pushing back its decision on whether to opt for a trial by jury or by judge alone in a corruption case that has tripped up the engineering giant and ensnared it in a political controversy for

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Documents show feds pushing Infrastructure Bank to back major Via Rail construction project

June 7, 2019 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Federal officials are pushing the Canadian Infrastructure Bank to back Via Rail’s high-frequency rail project, according to documents tabled in the House of Commons. The response to a written question from New Democrat Robert Aubin details the eight times between

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Edmonton shortlists three construction teams for $2.6B Valley Line West LRT

June 6, 2019 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—The procurement battle for one of the largest transit infrastructure projects in the country is down to three consortia. The City of Edmonton released a three-team shortlist for the approximately $2.6 billion Valley Line West LRT project June 5. The

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SNC-Lavalin encouraged to overhaul business model, sell off Canadian construction operations

June 5, 2019 by David Kennedy

Faced with steep legal challenges, one financial analyst says the company should divest its Infrastructure unit and refocus entirely on engineering and other services

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Ottawa, Quebec announce $500M for reconstruction of Canada’s longest highway tunnel

June 4, 2019 Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The federal and Quebec governments have announced a $500-million reconstruction project for Canada’s longest highway tunnel — the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel linking Montreal to its southern suburbs. “We’re bringing Montreal infrastructure into the 21st century,” said federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe

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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