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Graham to build Canada’s only wet infant formula facility

January 15, 2018 by Corinne Lynds

Graham has been awarded a $200-million contract to build the new Canadian Royal Milk (CRM) facility. To be constructed in Kingston, ON, the CRM will be a 29,728 m2 (320,000 sq. ft.) state-of-the-art infant formula manufacturing facility. It will be Canada’s

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Temporary bridge used to transport pipes in wastewater facility renovation

January 4, 2018 On-Site

A temporary utility bridge offered an alternative solution to a wastewater treatment facility upgrade in Cambridge, Ont. Provided by bridge engineering and supply company Acrow Bridge, the structure was used to carry pipes across Ontario’s Speed River and provide a

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Ontario opens new section of highway in Durham Region

January 3, 2018 Government of Ontario

Ontario is improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in Durham region, with the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open. The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year

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Ontario spending $93 million to expand bike lanes across the province

December 5, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The Ontario government says it is increasing its spending on bike lanes across the province. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the province is spending $93 million – up from a previously announced $45 million – this year

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Long-term infrastructure plan focused on building Ontario up

November 29, 2017 Government of Ontario

Ontario has released a new plan detailing the government’s commitment to build Ontario up through continued investments in public infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges. People across the province rely on public infrastructure every day –

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Ontario celebrates opening of Joseph Brant Hospital’s new patient tower

October 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Burlington today to celebrate the opening of the Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Joseph Brant Hospital. The 425,000-square-feet, seven-storey tower will provide people in Burlington and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art facilities in a patient

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Ontario is helping train skilled workers for green jobs in the building sector

August 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is helping workers thrive in the low-carbon economy with new support for apprentices, skilled trades, and other professionals from the building sector to develop green building skills. This initiative is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is

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Keeping workers safe on construction sites

May 12, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is helping to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced the plan today at the

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Statement from the Minister of Transportation on improving Ontario road construction

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On February 17, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, issued the following statement: “Ontario is committed to maintaining the safest roads in North America. Since the Auditor General released her report last November, Ministry of Transportation staff have been hard

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Highway 401 widening to improve safety and traffic flow

February 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Ontario and Canada are investing in Highway 401 to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors, and improve safety and traffic flow for all highway users, including local residents, tourists and commercial drivers. Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament for

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Improving roads and bridges in Eastern Ontario

January 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is helping to connect communities in Eastern Ontario, keep people moving, create jobs and boost local economic growth by supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other community infrastructure. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the

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Infrastructure investments helping to build Ottawa up

January 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario released a report today highlighting how the province’s infrastructure investments are building Ottawa up, with projects including schools, child care spaces, hospitals and public transit. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, made the announcement at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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Ontario Breaks ground on new Emergency Department in Midland

December 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is marking the official ground-breaking of the next phase of emergency department renovations at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, which will reduce wait times, improve access to care and meet the growing needs of patients and families in the

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404 high occupancy vehicle project will reduce congestion in Toronto area

December 14, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

National and provincial funding has been announced for the Highway 404 high occupancy vehicle project. The Government of Canada is contributing $46 million through the New Building Canada Fund. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs. The expansion

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Ont. Liberals blasted for mismanaging road infrastructure

December 2, 2016 canadianmanufacturing.com

Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also

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Motorists need to understand the purpose of user charges

November 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Motorists in Ontario already pay for most road construction and maintenance costs through registration fees, and fuel and excise taxes. Despite this, commuters face chronic congestion on Ontario’s roads, which has a negative impact on our economic productivity and overall

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Waterproofing products keep Ontario hospital above water

September 6, 2016 W. R. MEADOWS

When the Hawkesbury District & General Hospital (HGH) decided to build two large additions to its community hospital in Hawkesbury, Ont., construction officials knew there was a big problem to solve. Below ground level was a substrate composed of solid

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Milton and Mississauga get more GO train trips

August 24, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is making it easier for commuters in Mississauga and Milton to access public transit by introducing new GO train trips along the Milton and Mississauga GO corridors and adding more parking spaces. Starting September 6,  Metrolinx is adding one

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Ontario investing $1.5M to improve Moosonee’s water supply

August 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is providing the Town of Moosonee with up to $1.5 million to help replace water mains and sanitary sewer mains — part of the government’s expanded funding to help small, rural and northern communities build or repair critical infrastructure.

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Ontario expanding cycling and GO rail infrastructure in Toronto

August 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Through funding made available under the Moving Ontario Forward plan, Ontario and Metrolinx announced improvements to the Dufferin St. Bridge, as part of GO Regional Express Rail (RER). Metrolinx is expanding the Dufferin St. Bridge at Queen St. in Toronto