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Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference

Mayor John Tory

After decades of underinvesting in infrastructure, the City of Toronto is now making up for lost time. "This city had fallen decades behind in transit, fallen years behind in other kinds of infrastructure and now we're catching up," Mayor John Tory told a group of delegates at the Navacord Construction Conference Nov…

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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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Officials spar over Massey Tunnel project

 Officials spar over Massey Tunnel project

Officials at Metro Vancouver are not impressed with plans to replace the Massey Tunnel with a new bridge. "History has demonstrated the world over, you can't reduce congestion by simply building more roads," said Greg Moore, Metro Vancouver chair. "This project represents an expansion of car-oriented infrastructure and di…

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Call for referendum keeps $1 billion hanging for major Hamilton LRT project

Call for referendum keeps $1 billion hanging for major Hamilton LRT project

Several delays and a call for a referendum are among the issues facing Hamilton city council members regarding the pending light rail transit (LRT) project. Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla says he is fuming over a referral motion to postpone accepting $1 billion in provincial funding for the LRT and also roads, sewers, side…

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Victoria treatment plants have a distant timeline

Victoria treatment plants have a distant timeline

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has made a final site selection for two proposed secondary treatment facilities which are part of its proposed Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program (CAWTP) plan that could cost up to $1 billion to implement. But, the announcement has drawn only a lukewarm response from B.C.'s construct…

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Manitoba Legislature is an architectural enigma enshrined with Freemasonry symbolism

Manitoba Legislature is an architectural enigma enshrined with Freemasonry symbolism

In the early 20th century, Winnipeg was one of the fastest growing cities in North America and Manitoba's population was expected to top one million by 1922. It's no wonder the province demanded a legislature commensurate with its bright promise.However,in 1920 the province received more than it bargained for — an archite…

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