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Tallest Canadian tower outside Toronto topped off in Edmonton

November 16, 2018 by David Kennedy

After three years of construction, the building has reached its full height, eclisping anything currently in Calgary, Vancouver or Montreal

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Green light for $40M wind power project in remote Inuvik, N.W.T.

November 16, 2018 by On-Site Staff

INUVIK, N.W.T.—A wind turbine project worth tens of millions of dollars has become the first northern Canadian infrastructure job to secure funding under Ottawa’s new Arctic Energy Fund. The Inuvik Wind Generation project will get $30 million from the federal

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Kiewit consortium selected to construct all-season road in N.W.T

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WHATI, N.W.T—A consortium has been selected to construct a 97-kilometre roadway connecting Highway 3 to the fly-in community of Whati, located about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. North Star Infrastructure, comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp., Peter Kiewit and Sons,

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Feds to spend $88.6M to upgrade, replace First Nation, Inuit police facilities

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OTTAWA—Policing facilities in Indigenous communities across the country are about to undergo a series of upgrades. The federal government announced it will spend $88.6 million over seven years, beginning in 2018-2019, to repair, renovate and replace policing facilities owned by

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Gordie Howe bridge chief expects to have ‘dirt moving’ by spring

November 14, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Construction may be officially underway on the Gordie Howe International Bridge in both Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich., but it’s geotech crews out on the Detroit River and engineers working to finalize the new bridge’s design that will be logging

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Green infrastructure funding necessary to stop raw sewage from overflowing into Ontario waterways at alarming rate: watchdog

November 14, 2018 by Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Raw sewage has been overflowing into Ontario’s lakes and rivers at an alarming rate and the government is doing little to stop it, the province’s environmental watchdog said Nov. 13 as she laid out broad changes required to help keep

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Calgary votes ‘no’ to bidding for 2026 Olympics, squashing plans to construct new venues, revitalize infrastructure

November 14, 2018 by Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is destined to die after the majority of residents voted ‘no’ in a non-binding referendum. In a plebiscite asking citizens if they want to host a Winter Games again

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Construction workers among most vulnerable to opioid-related deaths in B.C.: study

November 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OTTAWA—Construction workers in British Columbia are facing the fatal consequences of a “drug overdose crisis.” According to a Nov. 13 report by Statistics Canada, nearly 25 per cent of those employed in B.C. prior to a fatal overdose worked in

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No frenzy for Toronto builders as city loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

November 13, 2018 by Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Landing the coveted corporate complex would have led to billions in spending in the Toronto area

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Keystone XL pipeline hits another hitch as U.S. judge blocks construction

November 9, 2018 by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—The Canadian proponent of the $10-billion Keystone XL crude pipeline says it remains committed to the project despite a Montana judge’s ruling that it must pass a further environmental review. The company has received the judge’s ruling and is reviewing

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Contractors break ground on new $500M National Bank headquarters

November 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Construction is underway on the largest office tower to go up in Montreal in a quarter century. National Bank, which announced plans to build the new 40-storey tower earlier this year, held an official groundbreaking at the site on Saint-Jacques

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Construction groups launch survey to learn what keeps tradespeople satisfied

November 8, 2018 by Residential Construction Council of Ontario

With almost 90,000 Ontario construction workers set to retire in the next 10 years, a group representing the province’s residential builders has sprung to action, launching a survey to learn what satisfies trades professionals day-to-day as they build the province

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Stuart Olson buys Alberta industrial maintenance, construction firm Tartan for $12M

November 7, 2018 by David Kennedy

CALGARY—Stuart Olson Inc. is expanding its reach in the industrial maintenance, construction and plant turnaround business. The Canadian contractor said Nov. 7 it has acquired Calgary-based Tartan Canada Corp. for approximately $12 million. The company, which primarily serves clients in

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Imperial Oil going ahead with $2.6B Aspen oilsands project, will create 700 jobs at peak construction

November 7, 2018 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will go ahead with its $2.6-billion Aspen oilsands project. Construction will begin this year, with the project expected to start up in 2022. The Aspen project, located about 45 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.,

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Canada Infrastructure Bank ‘actively engaged’ in reviewing 10 projects for investment

November 6, 2018 by David Kennedy

Two months after opening its chequebook for the first time, the new federal institution says it’s looking closely at nearly a dozen new projects

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Canada Infrastructure Bank appoints exec to head project development pipeline

November 6, 2018 by On-Site Staff

OTTAWA—The Canadian Infrastructure Bank has named François Lecavalier, currently a senior vice-president with Business Development Bank of Canada, to take on the new arms-length government institution’s project development activities. Lecavalier, who has 30 years of experience leading infrastructure and private

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SNC-Lavalin CEO aims to ease worries over ongoing court case, diplomatic woes

November 5, 2018 by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. tried to assuage concerns over criminal charges at home and diplomatic tensions with the government of Saudi Arabia, saying the challenges will not hurt its business. “Despite the political issues we’ve had to contend

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Construction employment declines marginally in October

November 2, 2018 by On-Site Staff

OTTAWA—Approximately 3,400 fewer construction workers were on the job in October compared to a month earlier, mirroring 31 days of little change for the overall Canadian labour market. The small decline of 0.2 per cent for the construction industry compares

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$2.6B Edmonton LRT project has green light as province steps aboard

November 2, 2018 by David Kennedy

The western leg of the city’s Valley Line will stretch 14 kilometres. Procurement will get underway shortly, with construction likely starting by 2020 or before

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Rail line to Churchill, Man. reopens after more than a year of neglect, 35 days of repair

November 2, 2018 by Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL, Man.—Residents of Churchill crowded around a bonfire during a street party to celebrate the return of rail service and a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the northern Manitoba town. Patricia Kandiurin held a banner with the label



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