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Alberta Premier to promote importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

November 15, 2017 Alberta Government

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will create 15,000 construction jobs and 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operation. The project has approval from the federal and British Columbia governments, but continues

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Sturgeon County celebrates official opening of two waterfront trails

September 5, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Sturgeon County, Alberta —The governments of Canada and Alberta participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26 to mark the completion of two waterfront trails. This project is a key component of the River Valley Alliance Capital Plan, an initiative to enhance

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Alberta commits to Calgary’s Green Line LRT

July 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

On the eve of the kick-off to the Calgary Stampede, the province of Alberta announced it will provide one-third of the total project cost, up to $1.53 billion over eight years to support Stage 1 of Calgary’s Green Line LRT project.  The LRT will

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Governments of Canada and Alberta invest in public transit

July 6, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

LEDUC, AB – The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced more than $733,000 for six new public transit projects. Support for the projects in four Alberta communities is through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) and municipal funding. The federal government is

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Not the time to change Alberta’s labour laws

March 14, 2017 PCA

Edmonton – A leading association of Canadian construction contractors is encouraging the Alberta Government to avoid unnecessary changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code, following yesterday’s announcement that the code will be reviewed. “Alberta has a diverse pool of labour

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Alberta welcomes B.C.’s decision on Kinder Morgan

January 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement regarding the B.C. government’s environmental approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline: “The Government of Alberta welcomes the Trans Mountain pipeline announcement made January 11 by the Government of British Columbia. “With British Columbia

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Canada and Alberta fund 89 projects to improve public transit across the province

December 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced $270.3 million for 52 new projects across Alberta through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding – just over $132.9 million

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Aecon awarded two recurring revenue contracts in Western Canada

November 16, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Aecon Group Inc. has been awarded a Master Turnaround Agreement (MTA) by Spectra Energy and a Multiple Use Agreement (MUA) by a major oil producer in Alberta. The scope of work for Aecon’s Energy segment under the Spectra Energy MTA

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Ledcor graduate scholarships in CEM awarded at University of Alberta

October 4, 2016 Ledcor

The Ledcor Professorship in Construction Engineering and Management was first announced in August, 2008. The $500,000 contribution to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta established an endowed professorship in the Department of Civil and

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PCL Construction celebrates opening of Rogers Place

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

PCL Construction Management Inc. celebrated the opening of Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s new ICE District. An opening ceremony was held in Ford Hall, the main entrance to Rogers Place, with over 900 guests in attendance. The

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Lafarge completes modernization, reduces environmental footprint

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw, Alberta, announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team

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EllisDon restores hope and community in Fort McMurray

August 29, 2016 EllisDon

  When a wildfire, a blaze known as “The Beast”, swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, in the spring of 2016, it destroyed homes, displaced people, and devastated entire communities. Among the affected was Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC), a 136-bed

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Funding has been announced to control erosion along Athabasca River

July 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and Alberta and the Town of Whitecourt are committed to making smart investments in public infrastructure that protect Canadians and mitigate the potential damage from natural events like erosion and flooding, to build the safe communities

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Paul Douglas named to Alberta’s Most Influential List

July 5, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that president and CEO Paul Douglas has once again been named to Alberta Venture magazine’s list of 50 Most Influential People. Alberta Venture editors take recommendations from Alberta’s business community to

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Ledcor shows the way with First Nations partnership

May 25, 2016 Danna O'Brien

Last spring, the British Columbia government announced a $30-million training fund for programs to help First Nations with the skills they need to build careers in the LNG and natural resources sectors in Northern and Northeastern BC. As funding rolls

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Economic impacts of the Fort McMurray wildfires

May 17, 2016 Conference Board of Canada

OTTAWA – The Conference Board of Canada released today a briefing that assesses the impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires on the economies of Alberta and Canada. The briefing estimates that the impact to overall GDP in Alberta will be slightly

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Alberta government shelves public-private construction contracts

May 4, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Canada’s P3 experts are up in arms after Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure announced the NDP government won’t launch any new public-private partnerships pending a decision by executive council on their continued use. Brian Mason, who is also the Minister of Transportation, explained he

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$120+ million of equipment sold in Edmonton auction

February 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Interested buyers turned up in droves for Ritchie Bros.’ first Canadian auction of the year inEdmonton, AB. The three-day unreserved public auction (February 24 – 26) attracted 13,100+ bidders from 47 countries—50 per cent more than the same auction last

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Alberta moves to protect Calgary, neighbouring communities from severe flooding

February 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New flood protection along the Bow and Elbow Rivers will protect Calgary and upstream communities from the type of severe flooding that occurred in June 2013, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. “Building Alberta’s flood defenses will help protect

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Feds eye fast infrastructure spend in Alberta: report

January 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to focus initial stimulus efforts in oil-producing Alberta and Saskatchewan, while waiting to assess whether further stimulus is needed nationwide, Bloomberg News reported this week. The government is in talks to quickly allocate $1 billion