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Waterloo LRT spurs billions in development

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With billions invested in scores of new developments along Waterloo Region’s new transit corridor over the past 10 years, Waterloo’s ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)/Bus Rapid Transit project is living up to the grandest hopes stakeholders had when the system was approved. A Region of Waterloo report documents some 8…

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B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

RICHMOND, B.C. —The province of B.C. has announced it will cancel procurement on the George Massey Tunnel replacement bridge project to investigate other transportation options for the corridor. In a press release issued Wednesday (Sept. 6), the NDP government stated that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastr…

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Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

A recent decision by Hamilton city council to ask Metrolinx to revamp its proposed procurement model for the city’s proposed light rail transit (LRT) to permit local operation and maintenance of the system has raised concerns the start of the project could be delayed past its proposed 2019 target. The recommendatio…

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Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Early works on the $23.5-million Bentway public space project under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto are well underway with project managers predicting Torontonians will be gliding along a new skating trail and taking in cultural events at new outdoor performance spaces by the end of the year. Originally known as P…

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Feds set to unveil details of $2.1 billion fund for trade, transport projects

Feds set to unveil details of $2.1 billion fund for trade, transport projects

OTTAWA — The federal government is set to unveil details about just over $2 billion in infrastructure spending targeting the country's ports, airports and border crossings. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is slated to make the announcement this morning in Ottawa where he will detail how $2.1 billion set aside in th…

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Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's political leaders exchanged duelling letters over the future of the Site C dam project on Tuesday, with Premier Christy Clark arguing that delays will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. NDP Leader John Horgan wrote to BC Hydro last week asking it to suspend the evictions of two homeo…

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Engineers, lighting firms transform Cartier bridge

Engineers, lighting firms transform Cartier bridge

MONTREAL — A team of engineering and lighting firms has turned Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge into what is billed as the world’s first connected bridge. A lighting concept known as Living Connections has transformed the bridge into a major visual landmark as part of the city's 375th anniversary this year. …

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Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure upgrades slated for Ontario communities

Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure upgrades slated for Ontario communities

OTTAWA — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in local water infrastructure in communities across country to ensure Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. Eighteen new projects in Ottawa have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Wat…

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