Infrastructure

eastern Ontario

REMI Network

Facilities get COVID funding boost across eastern Ontario

More than $22 million in infrastructure upgrades will be shared among municipalities across eastern Ontario to protect the health and well-being of residents.
Kitchener

REMI Network

Brand new aquatic centre coming to Kitchener

Construction of a new aquatic centre at RBJ Schlegel Park will bring greater access to recreational facilities for the community of Kitchener, Ont., by way of a multi-level government investment announced today.
Ottawa channels COVID-19 resilience funds to public washrooms, active transportation and building upgrades

Canadian Facility Management & Design

COVID-19 resilience funds disbursed to Ottawa

$11.2 million will be allocated throughout Ottawa’s 23 city wards and put toward outdoor recreational facilities, pedestrian safety measures, and HVAC and digital connectivity upgrades in community centres and other municipal buildings.
Saskatchewan to tax EV owners for road upkeep

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Saskatchewan to tax EV owners for road upkeep

The 2021-22 Saskatchewan budget also commits more than $937 million to upgrade the provincial electricity system and nearly $175 million to underwrite an electricity rebate for SaskPower customers.
Lafarge

Construction Business

Lafarge Canada starts highway improvements

Lafarge Canada’s Northern Alberta construction team is undertaking upgrades at the Highway 19 and Highway 60 intersections west of Edmonton.
western civil

Construction Business

EllisDon’s Western Civil group operates separately

EllisDon's Western Civil Group has separated out from under the Buildings Group umbrella to operate as a separate entity.
Nadia Todorova

REMI Network

RCCAO appoints Nadia Todorova executive director

Nadia Todorova has been appointed as executive director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), a leading industry advocate for infrastructure investment.
Expansions at two existing correctional facilities meant to ease overcrowding for Northwest Ontario inmates

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Northwest Ontario inmates await needed space

Work will soon be underway to ease overcrowding at two Northwest Ontario correctional facilities in the interim before a planned new 325-inmate complex is built in the region.
climate economic

Construction Business

Economic recovery program addresses climate change

Funding from StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan for the Climate Adaptation Program will increase roadway resiliency.
Tamara Vrooman has advised the government to support deep retrofits via the Canada Infrastructure Bank

Canadian Property Management

New CIB chair is supporter of deep retrofits

Tamara Vrooman brings leadership experience in the private and public sectors to her new role as chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Canada Kamloops centre

Construction Business

Canada Games Aquatic Centre opens in Kamloops

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement Project in Kamloops has officially reached completion.
Throne Speech pledges to build back better from COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Throne Speech pledges to build back better

Infrastructure investment and climate risk mitigation are key to the Canadian government’s goal to create one million jobs and rebound from the economic slump of COVID-19.
public transit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
flooding

REMI Network

High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.
Mark Carney to lead development of ESG-focused funds at Brookfield Asset Management

Canadian Property Management

Brookfield looks to Carney on ESG-focused funds

Mark Carney, the United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance, has joined Brookfield Asset Management as vice chair and head of ESG and impact fund investing.
Electrical equipment distributor to divest Canadian utility and data communication divisions

Construction Business

Electrical equipment conglomerate to divest

The Competition Bureau negotiated the terms of agreement to address concerns that one company would gain predominant market share, driving up prices for key components of electricity transmission/distribution systems and telecommunications networks.
COVID-19 prompts Nova Scotia to accelerate schedule for expanding internet coverage

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Nova Scotia scurries to expand internet coverage

COVID-19 has prompted accelerated delivery of high-speed internet to some overlooked or underserviced areas of Nova Scotia.