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Alstom and SNC sign Montreal metro contract

Alstom and SNC sign Montreal metro contract

16 Apr 2018: An consortium of Alstom and SNC-Lavalin has signed the contract for a driverless metro system in Montreal. more »

Contract awarded for BC junction safety improvements

Contract awarded for BC junction safety improvements

19 Apr 2018: The British Columbia government has awarded a contract for restructuring of an intersection on Highway 97 to improve safety and traffic flow. more »

Drive launched to prevent gas line hits

Drive launched to prevent gas line hits

17 Apr 2018: British Columbia averages more than three natural gas line hits per day and so utility FortisBC is launching a “Dig Safe Month” campaign to reduce the numbers. more »

Shelter Modular changes hands

Shelter Modular changes hands

17 Apr 2018: Horizon North Logistics has completed its CA$4.75m acquisition of Shelter Modular, a modular housing business based in Aldergrove, British Columbia. more »

Kubota to build new Canadian HQ

Kubota to build new Canadian HQ

12 Apr 2018: Kubota Canada has announced the construction of a new head office, warehouse and training areas in Pickering, Ontario. more »

Building permits slip after January gains

Building permits slip after January gains

12 Apr 2018: Municipalities in Canada issued CA$8.2bn in building permits in February. more »

Alberta constructors move forward with prompt payment plan

Alberta constructors move forward with prompt payment plan

10 Apr 2018: Alberta Construction Association (ACA) is to lobby the provincial government to set up an independent review to address the need for prompt payments. more »

Design unveiled for new Montreal art museum

Design unveiled for new Montreal art museum

10 Apr 2018: The Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) de Montréal has unveiled the winning design and design team for its new museum. more »

Company fined $90,000 over electrician’s fall

Company fined $90,000 over electrician’s fall

6 Apr 2018: A CA$90,000 fine has been issued in first of two court cases involving an accident in which an Ontario worker fell from a ladder. more »

Construction approved for two Espanola schools

Construction approved for two Espanola schools

5 Apr 2018: Approval has been granted for construction of two new schools in Espanola in Ontario. more »

Ontario introduces minimum pay legislation for its construction projects

Ontario introduces minimum pay legislation for its construction projects

19 Apr 2018: New legislation being introduced in Ontario would, if passed, ensure that people working on government construction jobs are paid the fair, prevailing wage. more »

Aecon teams up with UK overhead line specialist

Aecon teams up with UK overhead line specialist

19 Apr 2018: Aecon and a UK specialist have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to targeting major rail overhead line electrification works in Canada. more »

Settlement reached over new Champlain Bridge

Settlement reached over new Champlain Bridge

17 Apr 2018: A CA$235m settlement agreement has been reached between the government of Canada and the developer of the new Champlain Bridge. more »

Architect fined over failure to pay wages

Architect fined over failure to pay wages

16 Apr 2018: A director of an Ontario architecture firm has been fined CA$30,000 after failing to pay wages. more »

Housing starts remain stable

Housing starts remain stable

12 Apr 2018: The trend measure of Canadian housing starts remained stable between February and March. more »

Contractor chosen for $1bn LRT

Contractor chosen for $1bn LRT

12 Apr 2018: A three-way joint venture of Aecon, ACS and CRH is the preferred proponent for the CA$1bn Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project in Toronto, Ontario. more »

Tenders invited for Royal Canadian Dragoons garrison

Tenders invited for Royal Canadian Dragoons garrison

10 Apr 2018: Defence Construction Canada has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the provision of new facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) at Garrison Petawawa in Ontario. more »

Shortlist chosen for Lakeshore rail improvements

Shortlist chosen for Lakeshore rail improvements

10 Apr 2018: Infrastructure Ontario has named the three shortlisted teams for the Lakeshore West infrastructure improvements project. more »

Further contracts awarded for Dartmouth hospital expansion

Further contracts awarded for Dartmouth hospital expansion

6 Apr 2018: Seven further companies have won contracts for the expansion and renovation of Dartmouth General Hospital in Nova Scotia. more »

Alberta agrees $3.3bn infrastructure deal

Alberta agrees $3.3bn infrastructure deal

4 Apr 2018: A bilateral agreement between the governments of Canada and Alberta will provide more than CA$3.3bn in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects. more »

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