Mayors, construction industry, call on Ontario, feds for infrastructure money
They say the global health crisis has created revenue shortfalls that will prevent them from work on infrastructure.
Liberals’ supercluster program short on promised jobs, economic growth
Program contributes $918 million over five years to bring business, academic institutions and other non-profits together.
Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure
The feds are envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities to better limit the spread of COVID-19
SNC-Lavalin sells South African Resources business
The South African Resource business has around 1,800 employees, and primarily services construction and site maintenance clients
Feds invest $5.1M in net-zero energy community in London, Ont.
The objective of this project is to successfully construct Canada’s first large-scale, fully integrated, net-zero energy community using renewable energy and other innovations
Ontario invests $10M to support road and highway projects
Additional funding supports road and highway projects in municipalities across the province
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending
Kenney says the investments will be for roads, health care, schools and in other areas.
Canadian Utilities partners to modernize Puerto Rico electricity system
Luma Energy to receive a US$60-million fee in the transition year, and increases to $105 million in years four through 16.
Génius Conseil to pay $300K in Québec bid-rigging settlement
Competition Bureau continues its investigations of infrastructure contracts in Québec.
Report advises manufacturers how to revive economy amid recovery
The report contains recommendations to kick-start economic growth and create jobs in the manufacturing and energy sectors
Conspiracy theories about 5G networks have skyrocketed since COVID-19
Some extreme right-wing groups are linking the technology to the pandemic.
Liberals asked to help cover overruns on projects delayed by COVID-19
Pandemic-related delays on projects will inevitably lead to cost overruns that cities and construction firms could struggle to cover.
IIoT-based smart water utilities market to reach US$22.2B: Frost & Sullivan
The report says there is demand for solutions such as smart water meters, smart online water sensors and smart non-revenue water leak management
Ontario introduces bill to speed up GTA transit project construction
The bill proposes to cut the land expropriation process from a year to approximately seven months.
Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity
Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.
Contract awarded for Pattullo Bridge replacement in Metro Vancouver
Will include dedicated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists and built to potentially allow expansion to six lanes.
Tories seek auditor general review of Liberal infrastructure plan
Infrastructure Canada data shows more than 52,000 projects approved worth more than $57.5 billion in federal funding, 38,810 of them underway.
PEMAC to help municipalities improve asset management
Selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to provide training that will aid in better infrastructure investment decisions.
Ontario cancels Hamilton light rail project in what mayor calls a ‘betrayal’
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who represents a Hamilton riding, said she plans to fight to save the LRT project.
Final pieces of storm toppled crane removed off top of Halifax building
Crane collapsed during post-tropical storm Dorian last month.
Transdev wins contract for Hurontario light rail transit project
The 19-stop light rail transit system runs along Hurontario St. from Port Credit to south Brampton.
Canada invests $85M into advanced satellites to connect rural, remote regions
Feds have set a goal of ensuring all Canadians are connected to high-speed internet by 2030.
Trudeau expected to confirm federal funding for Montreal’s metro extension
Federal money would help finance the $4.5 billion project to extend the city’s blue line by five metro stops.
N.L. premier testifies at inquiry into controversial Muskrat Falls dam
Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.
Buildings, coastlines, northerners: Report identifies top Canadian climate risks
Council of Canadian Academies has narrowed down a myriad of threats posed by climate change into the most pressing dozen.
Liberals look at quick changes in strategies targeting rural Canada
Working to expand broadband access.
Infrastructure bank gives Via $55M for work on multibillion dollar project
It is the first time the agency has handed out money without an expectation of repayment.
Montreal’s costly new Champlain Bridge opens to northbound traffic
It was originally scheduled to open last December, but delays pushed back the opening and added to the price tag.
Ottawa, Quebec announce $500M reconstruction of La Fontaine Tunnel
Planned work includes pavement, lighting, vaults, walls, signage and a fire protection system.
System for picking N.S. bridge repairs and replacements too loose: auditor
Report indicates over 600 of the province’s 4,200 bridges are in poor condition, and need to be fixed or replaced.
As waters rise, Champagne offers fast track reviews for flood projects
The “disaster mitigation and adaptation fund” was set up two years ago to dole out $2 billion over a decade.
Committee calls on Canada to co-operate with NATO to respond to Russia in Arctic
Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined an ambitious plan to increase Russia’s Arctic presence.