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Three invited to bid for Rutherford Station

Three invited to bid for Rutherford Station

22 Nov 2017: A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance the Rutherford Station project in Ontario. more »

Steelwork company fined over worker injury

Steelwork company fined over worker injury

17 Nov 2017: A structural steelwork company based in Brampton, Ontario, has been fined CA$70,000 after worker was injured while handling beams on a trailer. more »

Ausenco buys environmental consultancy

Ausenco buys environmental consultancy

16 Nov 2017: Ausenco Engineering Canada is expanding its environmental consulting business through the acquisition of Hemmera Envirochem. more »

Ontario seeks to streamline housing approvals

Ontario seeks to streamline housing approvals

15 Nov 2017: Ontario is to take steps to streamline the approvals process for new housing schemes. more »

Contract awarded for new Highway 113 bridge

Contract awarded for new Highway 113 bridge

13 Nov 2017: British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge in in the Nisga’a Territory. more »

Fine issued over Toronto wall collapse

Fine issued over Toronto wall collapse

13 Nov 2017: A company has been fined CA$60,000 over a wall collapse on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project in Ontario. more »

New study highlights ventilation issues in northern homes

New study highlights ventilation issues in northern homes

10 Nov 2017: A new study has revealed a lack of ventilation systems specifically designed to meet the operational requirements for homes in the north and that a number of issues need to be addressed. more »

Housing starts hold steady nationwide

Housing starts hold steady nationwide

10 Nov 2017: Latest figures from Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) show that the trend in housing starts essentially held steady in October following a decrease in September. more »

Regina sees rise in building permits

Regina sees rise in building permits

10 Nov 2017: The number of building permits issued in Regina in October was up on the same month last year. more »

Work kicks off early on Calgary Cancer Centre

Work kicks off early on Calgary Cancer Centre

7 Nov 2017: Construction has started two months ahead of schedule on the new Calgary Cancer Centre in Alberta. more »

Alberta leads increases in house construction

Alberta leads increases in house construction

22 Nov 2017: Investment in the construction of new houses in Canada totalled CA$5.5bn in September, up 8.9% on the same month in 2016. more »

Three RFQs issued for Ontario rail project

Three RFQs issued for Ontario rail project

17 Nov 2017: Three separate requests for qualifications (RFQs) have been issued for the Milton Corridor GO Transit project in Ontario. more »

Deal reached for Saskatoon hydro scheme

Deal reached for Saskatoon hydro scheme

16 Nov 2017: City and tribal officials in Saskatoon have reached an agreement for the development of a hydropower station at Saskatoon Weir. more »

Former bus depot set to become Regina Police HQ

Former bus depot set to become Regina Police HQ

13 Nov 2017: A former bus depot in Regina is set to be converted into the city’s new police HQ in a CA$21m project. more »

Design contract awarded for Winnipeg highway

Design contract awarded for Winnipeg highway

13 Nov 2017: The province of Manitoba has taken the first step towards reconstruction of Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway with the award of a contract for the functional design of the project. more »

New partnership seeks to improve Canada’s housing data

New partnership seeks to improve Canada’s housing data

13 Nov 2017: Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Statistics Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to fill data gaps in the housing sector. more »

Tender announced for Gagetown army base expansion

Tender announced for Gagetown army base expansion

10 Nov 2017: Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is inviting proposals from design-build teams for a new facility in Gagetown, New Brunswick. more »

Prince Albert firm fined over falls hazards

Prince Albert firm fined over falls hazards

10 Nov 2017: A roof and guttering company based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has been fined for violations of occupational safety regulations. more »

Technical review begins for George Massey Tunnel

Technical review begins for George Massey Tunnel

7 Nov 2017: An independent technical review is now under way to explore potential solutions to the safety and congestion issues at the George Massey Tunnel in British Columbia. more »

WSP moves closer to Opus takeover

WSP moves closer to Opus takeover

7 Nov 2017: The main shareholder of New Zealand-based Opus International Consultants has voted in favour of acquisition by WSP. more »

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