41 Results for green infrastructure

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 109 new initiatives to be funded through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). Announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm,…

November 21, 2018 @ 8:41am

Yesterday, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan agreed to a ten-year infrastructure funding plan, providing $416,334,673 for green infrastructure. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Gordon Wyant, Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds, were joined by the Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Warren Kaeding, Minister…

October 04, 2018 @ 9:57am

A new Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) report urges communities to consider green infrastructure to limit their flood risk. IBC collaborated with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in this latest insurance industry initiative to help communities address their economic…

September 18, 2018 @ 9:44am

Three neighbourhoods in Saint John, New Brunswick will increase their numbers of trees and shrubs to help manage stormwater. Saint John and the non-profit, environmental consultant ACAP Saint John are partners behind the planting. The city was the recipient of a $20,000 Environmental Trust Fund Grant from the Province of…

September 17, 2018 @ 9:29am

Last week’s reveal of the Québec government’s Water Strategy, has been followed by the announcement of $1.8 billion in Green Infrastructure spending through the federal government’s Investing in Canada program. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Québec City, and André Fortin, Québec's Minister of Transport,…

July 03, 2018 @ 10:42am

In municipalities across Canada, infrastructure is aging, capital and operating costs are rising, and service delivery is strained by growing populations and shifting conditions. Solutions may be all around us: there is growing evidence that natural assets provide, or could be restored to provide, services just like engineered assets, often…

June 24, 2018 @ 6:48am

Canada and Nova Scotia have announced their bilateral agreement under the Investing in Canada plan, which will see the federal government invest more than $828 million in the province over ten years. Announced by Scott Brison, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, and President of the Treasury Board, and Stephen McNeil,…

April 10, 2018 @ 1:06pm

Yesterday afternoon, Alberta and Canada announced a bilateral agreement providing more than $3.3 billion in federal funding, with a significant green infrastructure component. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Sandra Jansen, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure, announced the signing of the bilateral agreement that will provide more funding through…

April 04, 2018 @ 9:59am

Canada and British Columbia have announced the outcome of their bilateral agreement, which includes $4.1 billion in federal funding. Announced yesterday Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena, the bilateral agreement that will provide more federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over…

April 03, 2018 @ 9:19am

The Province of Quebec has committed to funding approximately half the cost of a green infrastructure project in Montreal that aims to store and filter a large amount of rainwater annually in a neighbourhood redevelopment project. Today, the société de développement Angus (SDA), a Quebec-based organization focused on sustainable urban…

March 23, 2018 @ 5:13pm

Canada and New Brunswick have announced their bilateral, which includes funding for green infrastructure in the province. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, announced the signing of the bilateral agreement that will provide more than $673 million over the next…

March 16, 2018 @ 10:06am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 67 initiatives across Canada that will receive funding to support work on green infrastructure and other projects. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced the funding to be distributed through…

March 14, 2018 @ 10:13am

Ontario’s Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has developed an economic discussion paper entitled, Economic Instruments to Motivate Stormwater Management on Private Lands, which grew out of research, field studies and demonstration projects, and the work of the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP). A companion to the white paper on the Drainage…

March 13, 2018 @ 11:17am

Bioretention is the process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff using grass buffer strips, sand beds, ponding areas, organic layers, plants, or other media. A new national standard for the construction of bioretention systems in Canada has been posted for public review by the CSA Group, a global provider of…

March 12, 2018 @ 11:04am

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are forwarding infrastructure for Northern Canadian communities, with over $200 million for green infrastructure projects devoted to reducing greenhouse gases, climate change resilience, and water management. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Wally Schumann, territorial Minister of Infrastructure; Caroline Cochrane, territorial Minister of Municipal…

March 08, 2018 @ 12:49pm

In the summer of 2017, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) held a workshop that sought to apply old piece of provincial legislation, the Drainage Act, to 21st century stormwater management. Now, the CVC has released a summary paper, following the October technical white paper, Making Green Infrastructure Mainstream: Exploring…

January 22, 2018 @ 10:30am

On December 15th, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will provide over $1 billion from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund over the next five years to the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, which…

December 18, 2017 @ 10:49am

Edmonton’s Blatchford Redevelopment Project saw a productive year in 2017, installing thousands of metres of water and sewer mains for its district energy system. Over eight thousand metres of water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, and distribution piping for the District Energy Sharing System were installed and 1,400 metres of…

December 05, 2017 @ 11:19am

Candiac, Québec has partnered with a real estate developer and a local, urban agriculture company for the ambitious Jardins Solaire, a green roof project that aims to install vegetable gardens on 74 new townhouses, featuring specialized irrigation design that reduces water consumption. In partnership with La Shop Agricole and the City of…

November 30, 2017 @ 12:11pm

Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after leading Canada's municipal delegation at the COP23 climate change conference, hosted by Fiji with meetings held in Bonn, Germany. "At home and on the international stage, Canada's local leaders are strengthening the global movement for climate action. Since…

November 14, 2017 @ 10:31am

On Friday, Manitoba released its sustainability and climate plan, A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The plan underscores the importance of water management, making it one of four cornerstones in its green-future planning. Announced by premier Brian Pallister and sustainable development minister Rochelle Squires, the plan is focused on four strategic…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:31am

Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, joined Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), to announce $20.8 million in Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grants and loans in support of seven initiatives across Atlantic Canada, including for a sludge dewatering technology. One…

October 17, 2017 @ 12:37pm

In 2007, Langley Township in British Columbia hosted the first of three events in the Metro Vancouver Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation. Now, a decade later, the Township and the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia have released a report on what has been achieved with respect to adaptive water and land management, green…

October 11, 2017 @ 9:51am

Imbrium Systems and its Stormceptor licensees have announced the release of their newest stormwater treatment technology, the Stormceptor EF (Enhanced Flow). Stormceptor EF is a continuation and evolution of the company’s oil grit separator (OGS) stormwater treatment technology. The enhanced flow Stormceptor removes and retains pollutants, such as sediment (TSS),…

September 28, 2017 @ 11:53am

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall over areas of southwestern Ontario. These rains, up to 290 millimetres in some areas, brought major…

September 25, 2017 @ 2:58pm

The Town of Minto, Ontario, population 8,300, experienced a significant rainfall event during the early morning hours of June 23, 2017. The rainfall resulted in widespread flooding throughout the Town of Harriston. A declaration of an emergency was made by Mayor Bridge at 10:04 hours on June 23 which lasted…

September 15, 2017 @ 12:42pm

Ontario is providing over $380,000 in funding for 25 projects that will help restore and rehabilitate over 1,050 hectares of land, protect biodiversity, and mitigate urban runoff. Through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program, the province is supporting Reforest London to enhance ecosystem health and forest cover in the London area.…

September 07, 2017 @ 9:50am

The premiers of Canada’s three northern territories met in Yellowknife last week to discuss sustainable development in Canada’s north, including the balance of environmental conservation, particularly in the face of climate change, and economic development. Also discussed at length was the need for Indigenous cooperation and the premiers’ support for…

September 05, 2017 @ 11:22am

The Government of Ontario has announced a new fund to support cleantech projects, in concept and commercialization, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) will support emerging, innovative technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and conservation, new biofuels or bioproducts, next-generation transportation or…

August 30, 2017 @ 11:38am

​Lethbridge, Alberta’s city council has adopted a River Valley Parks Master Plan, which calls for all future roads and parking in the area to incorporate Low Impact Development (LID). The plan will provide a long-term strategy for protecting and sustainably managing natural areas in the Oldman River valley while developing…

August 30, 2017 @ 10:22am

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)has reported that the industry grew by double-digits in 2016 according to its 2016 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey released today. For the first time, GRHC Corporate Members reported that Toronto, Ont. had the most square footage of green roofing installed in 2016, with Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle…

July 28, 2017 @ 4:55pm

Cambridge, Ontario, receives federal dollars for its $1 million stormwater project. Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Doug Craig, Mayor of the City of Cambridge, today announced that a new project in Cambridge…

July 19, 2017 @ 11:40am

Google’s new office in Kitchener, Ontario, will save 500,000 Litres of water a year, while maximizing health and wellness through a variety of initiatives. For its sustainable practices, the building has earned a LEED v4 Silver rating for Interior Design + Construction (ID+C). Yesterday, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)…

April 26, 2017 @ 10:15am

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking water to more than 48 million people,…

March 03, 2017 @ 7:38am

The Alberta government has announced an additional $31 million in funding for the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) and $14 million for the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP). The flood and drought resiliency grant programs proved to have high demand. To date, more than $100 million has been invested…

December 19, 2016 @ 8:16am

On November 9th, Edmonton announced a $107,081,000 stormwater management project and, on the same day, released a preliminary study on flood mitigation throughout the city. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced the stormwater management project in the city. Funding will be contributed…

November 10, 2016 @ 9:13am

If Lee Valley, Home Depot, or IKEA could offer you a low-cost, easy-install, beautiful modular green roof installation kit, would this be your next weekend project? Ryerson Urban Water and its partners of a weekend Hackathon thought so, as they awarded this concept in the Best Overall Design at the 2016…

October 31, 2016 @ 12:38pm

The Smart Prosperity Institute has released a report entitled New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada. The report acts as a primer for municipalities in Canada on best practices in modernizing their stormwater infrastructure and taxation. The report aims to provide details on an integrated approach to managing stormwater…

October 26, 2016 @ 11:53am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the recipients of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants totalling more than $2 million to 13 cities in Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin. The grants will fund green infrastructure projects that will improve public health and water quality at municipal…

August 25, 2016 @ 10:33am

The City of Richmond in British Columbia has adopted a new strategy for guiding decisions regarding the city-wide system of natural areas and the ecosystem services they provide on city, public and private lands. The Ecological Network Management Strategy represents the first city-wide environmental strategy for Richmond. It offers a…

October 02, 2015 @ 9:05am

A new report by the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition says that green infrastructure offers tangible, cost effective ways to meet the challenges of urbanization and climate change. The report includes six recommendations for the Ontario government, including the implementation of stormwater management ponds. "We need to think about public infrastructure the same way we think about…

April 03, 2012 @ 7:40am