57 Results for water infrastructure

Canada and Quebec have supported water infrastructure in the municipality of Saint-Boniface with more than $5.2 million in financial assistance under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Pierre Giguère, Member of the National Assembly for Saint-Maurice, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Marc H. Plante, Member of the National Assembly for…

August 17, 2018 @ 11:31am

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced over $14 million in joint federal-provincial-municipal funding through the Small Communities Fund to support 20 infrastructure projects on the west coast of the island, eighteen of which are water-related. Premier Dwight Ball was joined at the announcement by Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry…

August 13, 2018 @ 11:02am

Vancouver’s City Council has approved three recommendations to help prepare the city's vulnerable areas for sea level rise by planning for and implementing coastal flood protection. The recommendations focus on engagement, development, and design along thec coastline, ensuring sea level rise is considered in future and ongoing developments. “Vancouver faces…

July 27, 2018 @ 11:29am

Fredericton has been selected to receiving funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in the city. Today, Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton; Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier of New Brunswick; and Mike O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Fredericton, announced more than $1.7 million in funding to…

July 20, 2018 @ 10:09am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed nearly $9 million to water and wastewater infrastructure in St. John’s and Labrador City Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives were on hand to make the announcements of funding in the respective cities. Graham Letto, Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and MHA for…

July 03, 2018 @ 9:44am

In partnership with the Government of Canada, Eel Ground First Nation has implemented a water and wastewater infrastructure plan that should end a long-term boil water advisory by December 2018. Work is underway to upgrade the water and wastewater treatment systems on Eel Ground First Nation's Big Hole Tract reserve.…

June 25, 2018 @ 10:12am

With a $243-million partnership between the federal and provincial governments, communities in British Columbia will see increased investments in water infrastructure through the Environmental Quality program, a funding stream under the Investing in Canada plan. “It is essential that British Columbians are able to access clean and safe drinking water,”…

May 25, 2018 @ 10:21am

On Friday, the City of Winnipeg released its 2018 State of the Infrastructure Report. This release marks the first time the city has been able to strategically categorize its assets and grade their physical conditions. The city’s current asset inventory has a replacement value of approximately $35 billion, and an…

March 19, 2018 @ 11:29am

Ontario has announced that 78 communities will be receiving support for a variety of projects, including replacement and rehabilitation of water systems, through the Community Infrastructure Fund. Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North announced the funding in Dorion Township yesterday where investments will go to a bridge replacement project.…

March 13, 2018 @ 10:01am

Returns from the federal Gas Tax Fund have made a large impact on municipalities in British Columbia. Combined, East Kootenay, Nanaimo, Nelson, North Cowichan, and Squamish will receive nearly $20 million for water-related projects. Both the City of Nelson and the Regional District of East Kootenay will receive $6 million.…

March 12, 2018 @ 11:20am

On Friday, Mayor Matt Brown of London, Ontario marked the successful completion of the HELP Clean Water (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) project, a multi-year, multi-million-dollar regional infrastructure program designed to provide plentiful and reliable water to more than 500,000 people in Southwestern Ontario. The project has taken 14 years to move from…

March 12, 2018 @ 10:02am

The governments of Canada and Alberta announced investment in a disaster mitigation project for the Town of Peace River, to protect the town and its water infrastructure from landslides. A landslide in June 2016 significantly impacted utility lines, roadways, and buildings surrounding the 99 Street slope. The funding announced today will go toward building an anchored…

February 20, 2018 @ 10:46am

The Regional Municipality of York has updated its Corporate Asset Management Policy, improving the coordination and affordability in the management of over $5 billion in water and wastewater assets. Since the region initially adopted its Corporate Asset Management Policy in 2013, its total asset holding have risen to over $11 billion…

February 16, 2018 @ 10:42am

The Government of Northwest Territories has released its 2018–19 Budget projections, which include $500,000 in new spending for water infrastructure projects and the same for the territory’s climate change adaptation program. Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod released the budget, highlighting a $1.713 billion budget for departmental spending that addresses the…

February 09, 2018 @ 10:30am

Canada and Yukon are investing $15 million in water infrastructure to ensure Northern Canadians have access to reliable and modern water services. Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell; Yukon Minister of Community Services, and John Streicker,; and Mayor of Dawson City, Wayne Potoroka announced $15 million in joint federal-territorial funding under the Small Communities Fund to…

February 05, 2018 @ 10:23am

The City of Lacombe, Alberta has been selected as the successful proponent to the North Red Deer Wastewater Services Commission’s Request for Proposal for management and operations services. “Council was pleased with our team’s efforts in assembling the proposal, and the tremendous job done by City administration and our operations staff…

February 02, 2018 @ 12:05pm

Last week, Quebec made progress on protecting its provincial waterways by investing in two infrastructure projects, announcing that the Town of Asbestos had completed a wastewater reservoir and that East Montréal will receive support for water lines. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Shoi, made the announcements in the company…

December 18, 2017 @ 11:47am

Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott has congratulated Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN), ON, on progress towards an elevated reservoir, after the community awarded a contract for the construction of the water reservoir. Ceccetto & Sons Ltd. was awarded the contract through a public tendering process by the WRFN in Ontario.…

December 15, 2017 @ 10:04am

The Government of Nunavut has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to produce a feasibility study to determine solutions for the replacement of aged and failing water infrastructure in Rankin Inlet. Both the Williamson Lake Pump House (WLPH) and the Nipissar Lake Pump House (NLPH) are in need of replacement. In…

November 16, 2017 @ 1:27pm

Pure Technologies Ltd. has announced its financial performance for the quarter ended September 30th, 2017. The company provided the following third quarter overview and nine-month period (YTD) highlights: Total revenue is up 9 per cent to $30.9 million in Q3 and up 13 per cent to $93.8 million YTD: Water Division performance: Q3 up 1…

November 08, 2017 @ 7:15am

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it is ending limit of service agreements for municipalities within the province, providing more cost-sharing opportunities for water infrastructure. The Provincial Government has followed through on its commitment to the practices laid out in The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential by reviewing…

November 07, 2017 @ 10:00am

Oakville, Ontario’s Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC) has entered into an agreement to create a joint venture (AAGES) with Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, S.A. (Abengoa) to identify, develop, and construct clean energy and water infrastructure assets with a global focus. Concurrently with the creation of the AAGES joint venture, APUC…

November 02, 2017 @ 12:22pm

Statistics Canada has released data from the 2015 Survey of Drinking Water Plants, which shows growth in the population supplied, a slight decrease in per capita per person consumption, and growth in some treatment technologies, among other things. In 2015, Canadian drinking water treatment plants produced 5, 020 million cubic…

November 01, 2017 @ 4:18pm

This week, experts have gathered in Montreal, Quebec to collaborate on First Nations-led solutions to the housing and infrastructure crisis facing many First Nations at the First Nations Forum to Address Housing & Infrastructure Crisis. AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, who holds the Water, Housing and Infrastructure portfolio for AFN, said:…

October 31, 2017 @ 1:20pm

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has announced a shortlist for the Macaulay Point Pump Station and Forcemain. The Wastewater Treatment Project has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three qualified proponents as part of the selection process for the contract to design and build the pump station and forcemain.…

August 28, 2017 @ 1:09pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced $48 million for projects to maintain water systems and ensure their ongoing efficiency in the City of Shawinigan. Julie Boulet, Quebec Minister of Tourism, Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region and Member of the National Assembly for Laviolette, Pierre Giguère, Member of…

June 27, 2017 @ 2:48pm

On June 2nd, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout the province. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the…

June 05, 2017 @ 1:13pm

The township of North Glengarry, Ontario, will receive $22.8 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments for water infrastructure projects. Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Chris McDonell, Mayor of North Glengarry, announced that two projects in North…

May 29, 2017 @ 1:25pm

According to Bluefield Research, big data and the IoT will attract over $20 billion globally between 2016 and 2025 in the water sector, providing solutions in metering, data management, and analytics. The organization reported that, “Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with municipal water utilities, which see data and…

March 02, 2017 @ 8:51am

The Town of Inuvik, North West Territories, has announced the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant. The water treatment plant received about $2,018,925 through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund for this project and up to $2,062,143 through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The remaining $19 million for the project…

March 02, 2017 @ 8:28am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced further funding for projects in the province, over $5 million for five water and wastewater projects in the Estrie region. Government representatives met in Weedon, Que., in the presence of Mayor Richard Tanguay, to announce approval of a project under Clean Water and…

January 26, 2017 @ 9:20am

The governments of Canada and Quebec announced that they will invest nearly $6 million to improve the wastewater collection system and water pipes for Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Representatives from both the provincial and federal governments announced that 19 water and wastewater projects in the Montérégie Region have been approved for funding under…

January 24, 2017 @ 10:14am

The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $24.7 in First Nations climate resilience. Called First Nations Adapt, the program will direct funds towards identifying and ameliorating the impacts of climate change on essential infrastructure in communities on reserve. The program, announced Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Affairs…

January 20, 2017 @ 9:16am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released its recommendations for the federal government’s 2017 budget, which includes an emphasis on continued investment in water resource management. In the report titled, “Seizing the Moment” FCM emphasized the importance of the federal government financially supporting municipal level climate action and bolstering…

January 17, 2017 @ 9:30am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have invested in modern water treatment infrastructure in the Abbotsford-Mission district. Funding the project, the Government of Canada contributed $3,078,000 to the project through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The District of Mission and the City of Abbotsford contributed $1,203,000, brining the total…

December 21, 2016 @ 8:43am

The City of Toronto in conjunction with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) has launched a major effort to improve Toronto's resilience to the shocks and stresses of an urban space in the 21st century. The initiative stems from Toronto's acceptance earlier this year into the 100RC Network, a global community of…

December 14, 2016 @ 11:52am

In today’s Fall Economic Statement, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced new measures to ensure "middle class progress," to identify priorities for the Phase 2 funding flowing from Budget 2016. The statement also provided an update on progress made related to investments over the past year. These include: Investing an additional…

November 01, 2016 @ 1:17pm

The Government of Alberta is making investments in water infrastructure that will create jobs and ensure clean water in communities across the province. In Budget 2016, the Alberta government set aside $595 million over the next five years to help fund water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in small towns…

July 05, 2016 @ 9:58am

More than 80 per cent of the 2,428 Canadians RBC recently surveyed feel there’s no need for major, immediate investment in their community’s drinking water/wastewater facilities. According to this year's Canadian Water Attitudes Study, released today (World Water Day), Canadians don’t understand the potential impact inconsistent infrastructure maintenance can have…

March 22, 2012 @ 10:23am

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released a new report which examines the best practices on long-term management of civic infrastructure, such as sewer and water. Written by Calgary lawyer and water management expert Will Randall, the report, Toward Greater Transparency in Water and Sewer Services in Winnipeg, notes…

April 20, 2010 @ 8:15am

Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, has announced an investment of approximately $7 million to assist 11 First Nations with 17 capital infrastructure projects including water and wastewater infrastructure, road construction and maintenance and emergency management throughout the Atlantic Region.…

April 16, 2010 @ 1:26pm

The end of January saw a funding announcement of nearly $45.8 million from the federal, provincial and municipal governments for 15 new infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. Federal funding represents over $19.8 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, part of the Economic Action Plan. "Like many municipalities across Canada, Regina's infrastructure…

February 02, 2010 @ 7:58am

Two municipalities in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Saint Félix d'Otis and L'Anse Saint Jean, will share $532,273 under the federal-provincial gas tax agreement. The communities will receive a total of $665,339 for water infrastructure work, including construction of a water reservoir, preparation of an action plan for the renewal of water…

January 25, 2010 @ 11:07am

Consumers must pay for every unit of water they use, and the price must reflect the cost of supplying it, the Conference Board of Canada recommends in a new report released last week. “Water charges based on the value of property—or any other fixed measure that is not directly related…

November 23, 2009 @ 10:01am

Feds announced today that the County of Oxford, Ontario has been approved for more than $12 million in low-cost loans from CMHC's Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program (MILP), including several water infrastructure projects. The Township of East Zorra - Tavistock will see an investment of $3 million for wastewater servicing in…

November 09, 2009 @ 9:55am

Water information technology (IT) is a US$530-million market today, with potential to address a US$16.3-billion market in 2020, according a new report from Lux Research. Titled Ranking Water Information Technology Companies on the Lux Innovation Grid, the report provides a visual snapshot of five market segments: water mapping, water infrastructure,…

November 08, 2009 @ 7:30pm

The City of Toronto has retained R.V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA) to provide program management, design, inspection, and contract administration services during construction for a “stand-alone” watermain replacement program. Currently in the early stages, the program has an estimated capital budget of $130 million. It includes the replacement of approximately…

September 22, 2009 @ 10:47am

Quebec’s Municipality of Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds will receive $10,561,102 in joint government financial assistance under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund – Quebec to carry out major water infrastructure work. The funding will bring the municipality’s drinking water facilities up to standard, replace the drinking water distribution system in its…

September 04, 2009 @ 12:23pm

First Asset Capital Corp. will acquire the mutual fund business of Criterion Investments from VenGrowth Asset Management. Criterion launched Canada's first global water infrastructure fund in 2007. It also launched Canada's first global clean energy fund and first family of currency-hedged funds. First Asset will also retain a number of…

June 24, 2009 @ 8:58am

Canada's Green Party has voiced its opinion on bottled water by asking the federal government to avoid its purchase wherever possible, citing environmental and economic reasons. A recent report by the Polaris Institute and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia states that the Canadian government has spent…

May 25, 2009 @ 7:15am

The Canada-Quebec Gas Tax Fund has received a $1.8-billion boost and extension from 2010 and 2014. The fund supports environmentally sustainable infrastructure, such as water, wastewater, public transit and local roads. From 2005 to 2014, Quebec communities will receive over $3 billion through the fund, which will become permanent in…

May 14, 2009 @ 1:36pm

Municipalities can begin applying for direct, low-cost loans for shovel-ready infrastructure projects through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the feds announced yesterday. Under the federal Economic Action Plan, $2 billion in direct low-cost loans is being provided to municipalities over two years for housing-related infrastructure projects. Eligible municipal…

April 20, 2009 @ 7:07am

After a winter of devastating watermain breaks and pipeline bursts, Quebec municipalities must have jumped with joy to learn that the province is investing heavily in water and sewer mains. An announcement yesterday confirmed that the governments of Canada and Quebec will jointly invest $700 million. The federal government will…

April 07, 2009 @ 2:01pm

Saskatchewan's Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program will now be available to the entire province. Originally offered in the southwest last year, the expanded program will support the development of secure water sources to expand the livestock industry, encourage rural economic activity and mitigate the effects of future drought. Farmers,…

April 07, 2009 @ 11:30am

Bottled water bans have hit schools. The University of Winnipeg (U of W) announced today that it will become the first university in Canada to end the provision and sale of bottled water campus-wide. The sale of bottled water will be phased out by the autumn 2009 semester and funding…

March 23, 2009 @ 10:58am

The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association today issued an advisory to residents and motorists in Ontario--expect significant disruption and delays resulting from broken water pipes over the next six weeks. "Just as we have a flu season and a mosquito season, we have a burst watermain season in Ontario…

February 26, 2009 @ 8:07am

The feds and the province of P.E.I. have announced eight new projects to improve and protect water resources and wetlands. Federal funding of $397,280 for these projects will be made under the Canada-Prince Edward Island National Water Program (CPEINWP), which focuses on environmental training, soil and water conservation projects, research…

February 17, 2009 @ 2:27pm