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FIT wind taken out of Big Thunder Wind Park

Horizon Wind’s proposed Big Thunder Wind Park near Thunder Bay has had its feed-in tariff (FIT) contract cancelled by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), due to delays in the development of the projec "The Big Thunder Wind Park project was significantly delayed due to force majeure events," said John...

PHOTO: King+ Project

Construction is progressing on the King+ Condos at 251 King St. E. Toronto, Ont. Construction manager for the 17-storey building with 131 units is TMG Builders and the developer is Plus Development Group Corp. A three-storey existing heritage building is being redeveloped to include retail at grade ...

P3 projects can deliver savings to municipalities: AMO speaker

Establishing partnerships to finance, design and construct buildings is an accepted approach when it comes to developing public facilities. During a morning session at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference this month, delegates learned the "P3" approach also provides a...

Intensive research continues on vegetated roof mats

OTTAWA — Canada is leading the way in improving the quality of green roofs with the first standard test method for wind uplift for vegetated roof assemblies (VRAs). The new testing has been pushed forward by Xeroflor, inventor of the pre-grown vegetated mat, as well as a research consortium led by N...

Stantec unveils planned 62-storey tower for downtown Edmonton

Stantec and Edmonton Arena District, a development joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group, have released the planned design of a 62-storey building on the corner of 102 Street and 103 Avenue in Edmonton, Alta. The building will be the tallest tower in Edmonton. Stantec is provid...

Highway 99 closed for emergency pavement repair

Highway 99 before the Oak Street Bridge in Richmond, B.C. is experiencing heavy traffic delays due to unexpected road work. According to DriveBC, crews are repairing a large pothole. A portion of the eastbound road appears to have sunken down several feet, making it undrivable. Various media and so...

UPDATED: Highway 99 closed for emergency pavement repair

Highway 99 before the Oak Street Bridge in Richmond, B.C. is experiencing heavy traffic delays due to unexpected road work. According to DriveBC, crews are repairing a large pothole. A portion of the eastbound road appears to have sunken down several feet, making it undrivable. Various media and so...

Government of Canada invests $11 million in Peace River Airport upgrades

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest $11,395,372 over two years for the rehabilitation of Runway 04-22 and Taxiways A and B, and work on the subdrains at the Peace River Airport in northern Alberta. Funding is provided by Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)...

B.C. First Nations to receive clean energy funds

Three British Columbia First Nations will receive a total of $70,000 to develop hydro-electric projects in their communities. The Taku River Tlingit First Nation, near Atlin, will receive $40,000 to determine the best options for generating additional run-of-river hydro-electric power to be delivere...

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TORONTO - The Ministry of Labour is investigating a workplace incident in which a Hydro One worker suffered an electrical shock at a transformer station in downtown Toronto. "A Hydro One maintenance employee came into contact with live equipment and suffered an electrical contact injury," said Hydro...

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