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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

Artist rendering of Evergreen Line's Lincoln Station
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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

Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) president Chris Lorenc poses for a photo alongside Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher and infrastructure stakeholders at the LTIP roundtable meeting in Winnipeg, Man. Photo courtesy of the MHCA.
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MHCA emphasizes importance of infrastructure programs

July 19, 2012 Andrew Snook

Permanent, long-term infrastructure programs (LTIP) are good for Canada. That was the message from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) at a recent roundtable meeting in Winnipeg, Man. Industry stakeholders discussed the possibility of a permanent LTIP, which would extend beyond

New Brunswick's Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams, along with other local politicians and school district officials recently took part in a sod-turning ceremony to mark the construction of a $22.7-million francophone school in Moncton, N.B. (From left) Marc Pelletier, future principle of the school; Moncton Mayor Georges LeBlanc; Ernest Thibodeau, chair of the District 1 Education Council; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams; Adle Landry, Lonie Post and Madeleine Landry, three future students of the school; Moncton-Crescent MLA John Betts; Wade AuCoin, a member of the parent's committee; and Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais. Photo courtesy of New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
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Foulem Construction Lte wins bid to build $22.7-M francophone school in Moncton, N.B.

July 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

The City of Moncton, N.B. will have a new school for the 2013-14 school year. New Brunswick’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams, along with Moncton Crescent MLA John Betts, Mayor of Moncton Georges LeBlanc, and various school district officials

Agrium Inc. president and CEO Michael Wilson helps kick off the sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the new Agrium Western Event Centre at the Stampede Park in Calgary, Alta. on July 8. (From L to R) Michael Casey, Calgary Stampede chairman and president, Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), Michael Wilson, Premier of Alberta Alison Redford, Vern Kimball, Calgary Stampede CEO. Photo courtesy of Agrium Inc.
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$42.6M Agrium Western Event Centre set for construction at Stampede Park

July 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

Members of the Calgary Stampede, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and Agrium Inc. assembled for a ceremonial sod turning to mark the start of construction of the Agrium Western Event Centre in Calgary, Alta. on July 8.

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Canada and U.K. team up to upgrade CFB Suffield

July 10, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canada and the United Kingdom are working together to upgrade Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield in southeastern Alberta. The two countries are investing a total of $17.3 million to build a fire hall building, range control facility and various other

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Building permit values hit five-year high in May

July 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Municipalities issued $7.0 billion worth of building permits in the month of May, for an increase of 7.4 per cent when compared to April 2012, when permits declined by 4.4 per cent. According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the