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Minnich Manufacturing expands Canadian reach as next generation takes the reins

May 24, 2019 by On-Site Staff

MANSFIELD, Ohio—Concrete equipment maker Minnich Manufacturing is expanding its distribution network into Atlantic Canada. The company, which makes concrete vibrators, dowel pin drills and concrete monitoring systems, said May 21 it has added Montreal Tractor Inc. and its sister company

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

May 24, 2019 by 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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Broccolini pushes into Toronto market, preps for construction of 37-storey residential tower

May 22, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—Montreal-based developer Broccolini has set its sights on Toronto, unveiling plans to construct its first high-rise residential building in the city. Work on the tower, set to rise 37-storeys above the Don Valley, is expected to break ground this fall.

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

May 22, 2019 by 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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Pair of four-laning projects in Northern Ontario get $169.2M from feds

May 22, 2019 by On-Site Staff

SUDBURY, Ont.—Two construction projects along Ontario’s Highway 69 have got the go-ahead and millions in funding from the federal government. Ottawa said May 21 it will spend $169.2 million on a pair of four-laning projects between Parry Sound and Sudbury,

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Court orders Alberta to pay $13M to subcontractors working on issue-plagued Grande Prairie hospital

May 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta.—A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province claimed to have terminated a

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Trudeau says Canadian countermeasures key to ending standoff with U.S. over steel, aluminum

May 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

The U.S. imposed import taxes on the metals a year ago as a pressure tactic when negotiations for a North American free-trade agreement got difficult

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SNC-Lavalin cancels sale of Ontario Hwy. 407 stake to OMERS as existing partners battle over stake

May 18, 2019 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has cancelled the sale of part of its stake in 407 International Inc. to the OMERS pension plan but will sell the stake to one or both of the other owners of the Ontario toll highway. The

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Long awaited end to Canada’s tariff standoff with U.S. finally at hand

May 17, 2019 by Mike Blanchfield and James McCarten, The Canadian Press

The U.S. imposed the tariffs nearly a year ago, souring relations with Ottawa, which has blasted them as illegal and absurd

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B.C.-based Emil Anderson Construction wins $85.2M contract to widen 2-km leg of Trans-Canada Highway

May 17, 2019 by David Kennedy

REVELSTOKE, B.C.—Emil Anderson Construction has picked up a $85.2 million contract to four-lane a short but challenging segment of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke, B.C. The Kelowna, B.C.-based contractor will be responsible for widening an approximately two-kilometre stretch of

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

May 17, 2019 by 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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Feds putting up $345.4M to extend Autoroute 19, rehabilitate Montreal bridge

May 16, 2019 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Three infrastructure jobs, including a major project to extend Quebec Autoroute 19 north of Laval, Que., have secured the backing of the federal government. François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was in the Montreal suburb of Bois-des-Filion May

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EllisDon makes handful of senior level appointments, including naming new COO of construction operations

May 15, 2019 by On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—To ensure sufficient oversight remains in place as growth continues, EllisDon has announced several new senior-level appointments. The Canadian contractor said May 15 that Kieran Hawe, who has overseen the company’s Canadian Building division as executive vice-president since 2016,

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Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

May 15, 2019 by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Close, maybe, but no cigar. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland came and went from Washington May 15, shifting diplomatic gears and jetting to Havana on a day that saw early hope that the end of the Canada-U.S. tariff dispute was

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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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Cost analysis of $2B Halifax hospital project to be kept under wraps, for now

May 15, 2019 by Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—A consultant’s cost analysis on the estimated $2-billion redevelopment of Atlantic Canada’s largest hospital complex will be released — but not yet, a Nova Scotia legislature committee was told May 14. Deputy minister Paul LaFleche said the Department of Infrastructure

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Construction starts on new $575M Kruger tissue paper plant in Sherbrooke, Que.

May 14, 2019 by On-Site Staff

SHERBROOKE Que.—Work on a major industrial construction project has begun in Sherbrooke, Que. Top officials from paper products firm Kruger Inc., along with representatives of local and provincial government, broke ground May 13 on a $575 million plant in the

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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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Sobeys parent firm building two $95M warehouses in Toronto, Montreal areas as it pushes into home delivery

May 11, 2019 by David Kennedy

VAUGHAN, Ont.—Empire Company Ltd., the parent of grocery store chains Sobeys and IGA, is making a big push into the home delivery market and spending heavily on a pair of building projects to support the new venture. The company said