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Shortlist announced for Kingston hospital

September 4, 2012 On-Site staff

The EllisDon Corporation, PCL Contractors Canada Inc. and Carillion Construction Inc. are all in the running to construct the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced the shortlist of companies in the running for the contract to build

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Bird Construction Inc. announces cancellation of $95M contract

August 31, 2012 On-Site staff

Bird Construction Inc. recently issued a statement saying that the company has been verbally notified that its $95-million contract with Alberta Infrastructure to build the Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre in Fort Macleod, Alta. has been cancelled. The

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Mierau Contractors Ltd. to build new firefighting centre in B.C.

August 30, 2012 On-Site staff

Firefighters in the Village of Valemount, B.C. will be better equipped to battle blazes in the 2013 fire season. Starting this week, Mierau Contractors will begin construction on a $1.2-million firefighting centre, which will replace the Wildfire Management Branch’s current

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Historic B.C. bridge to be rehabilitated

August 22, 2012 On-Site staff

The Hagwilget Bridge near New Hazelton, B.C. is the recipient of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation contract. The contract for the rehabilitation of the single-lane, steel suspension bridge was awarded to Forbes Industrial Contractors Ltd., based out of Prince George, B.C.

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Pure Technologies wins contract in Mexico

August 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a $2.4-million contract with the Organismo de Cuenca Aguas del Valle de Mexico, Cutzamela, Mexico. The Calgary-based asset management technology and services company will be providing SoundPrint Acoustic Fiber Optic (AFO)

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada John Duncan and Membertou Band Chief Terrance Paul pose for a photo on Aug. 15 during the announcement of a $7-million interchange that will be built on Highway 125 in Cape Breton, N.S. Photo courtesy of Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs.
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$7-million interchange to be built for growing First Nation community

August 16, 2012 On-Site staff

The Membertou First Nation’s economy and population are growing, and so is the infrastructure to accommodate them. Thanks to a joint funding effort between the Government of Canada, Province of Nova Scotia and Membertou Band, a $7-million interchange will be

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Crash-prone B.C. intersection gets $3 million worth of safety upgrades

August 15, 2012 On-Site staff

Members of the Saanich, B.C. community wanted its province government to improve safety at the Highway 17/Sayward Road intersection in Saanich, B.C., and today they got their wish. The intersection will be receiving $3-million worth of upgrades for improving safety,

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Improvements coming for B.C. highway

August 9, 2012 On-Site staff

A $3.4-million contract for improvements to Highway 6 near Nelson, B.C. was recently awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. The Crescent Valley, B.C.-based company will resurface approximately 14 kilometres of Highway 6, between Euphrates Mine and Nelson. The contract also includes the

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was on hand to mark the recent completion of the $68.2-million Highway 69 widening and realignment project. Photo: Transport Canada.
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Highway 69 improvements complete

August 8, 2012 On-Site staff

Residents living in the Sudbury, Ont. area are enjoying the summer of 69, Highway 69. The widening and realignment project for the north-south highway that connects rural and urban areas from Highway 400 near Perry Sound, Ont. to the Greater

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Building permits down following five-year high

August 7, 2012 On-Site staff

Building permit values fell 2.5 per cent to $6.8 billion in June, after hitting a five-year high in May. The decline was mainly fuelled by decreases in non-residential and residential construction in Alberta and B.C. The value of building permits

Aecon crews working on the Milton replacement Phase 2B, which involves the installation of approximately 1,500 metres of 26-in. steel and 1,500m of 34-in. steel gas main in Milton. Ont. Aecon, in a joint venture, was recently awarded a $600-million contract for the installation of 560 kilometres of underground pipeline running from Edmonton, Alta. to Fort McMurray, Alta. Photo courtesy of Aecon Group Inc.
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Aecon joint venture awarded $600M contract

August 3, 2012 On-Site staff

Aecon Group Inc. recently announced that its Aecon Utilities division won a $600-million contract in a 50/50 joint venture with Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. to finish the Cold Lake and Polaris pipeline expansions in Alberta. The contract includes the

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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$oil Storage

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Toronto LRT project’s excess construction soils costs could reach $100 million

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Better bids

August 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Clarity, accurate risk allocation are keys to effective contracts

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Preparing for Pan-Am

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Getting the Athletes’ Village ready for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Games

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Contracts totalling $5.6M awarded for improvements to Highways 2 and 97

July 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two contracts were recently awarded for improvement projects on Highway 2 and Highway 97 in B.C. Knelsen Rock Products Ltd., based in Grand Prairie, Alta. obtained a $2.4-mllion contract to construct a two-kilometre northbound passing lane on Highway 97 at

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Advisory panel: Turn Ontario Place into a mixed-use facility

July 26, 2012 Andrew Snook

The final report on the fate of Ontario Place was released today and the message is clear: park it, all year round. Turning Ontario Place into a multi-use site that features waterfront and parkland for the public to enjoy was

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Two Canadians make shortlist for the Morph My City challenge

July 25, 2012 Andrew Snook

The shortlist for the Morph My City challenge is out, and Canada will have local representation when the winners are announced at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit in Regina, Sask., which takes place from September 10 to 12. Six finalists

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BEL Contracting awarded early works contract

July 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

A $2-million early works contract was recently awarded to relocate railway tracks for the Evergreen Line in B.C., a rapid transit service that will connect Coquitlam, to Vancouver, via Port Moody and Burnaby. The contract went to Burnaby-based BEL Contracting,

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Bert Clark named president and CEO for Infrastructure Ontario

July 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently announced Bert Clark as its new president and CEO. He will begin his new role on Aug. 7, 2012 and was also nominated to the IO’s board of directors. Clark spent the past four years as