Cleaning up Port Granby

On November 1st , 2016 the PHAI Management Office (PHAI MO), through a partnership between Natural Resources Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories began transporting the low-level radioactive waste from Port Granby, to a new long–term state of the art management facility for safe storage. The low-level radioactive waste, which […]

StarCore Generation IV (HTGR) design review

StarCore Nuclear The Montréal-based StarCore is focused on developing small modular reactors (SMRs) to provide sustainable energy and clean water to communities most in need. Their operations utilizes ”inherently safe”, proven nuclear technology that can survive the worst possible incidents and not adversely affect the surrounding community. The Canadian reactor designer has applied to the […]

Bruce and the Next Long-Term Energy Plan

Ontarians want clean, affordable electricity, and to protect the environment for future generations. Nuclear generation is important because it is reliable, cost-effective and GHG-free. Ontario has safely operated nuclear power plants for over 40 years. Bruce Power’s nuclear generating station currently provides about 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The Long- Term Energy Plan is a road […]

Pacific Northwest LNG Project

The Canadian government has approved the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project — a project with huge potential for generating business for consulting engineers in British Columbia. The government says it represents an investment of up to $36 billion when accounting for upstream natural gas development. The natural gas liquefaction and export facility is planned for Lelu […]

OSPE’s #AnEngineerWasHere tag

An Engineer was Here Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) handed out printed tags, coffee, and doughnuts at one of the city’s busiest intersections, Bloor and Church Streets in Toronto, as part of a “day of activation.” With its #AnEngineerWasHere campaign, OSPE is enlisting the help of the public and engineers to broadcast the news […]

Canada’s Mining Industry

 Worker Shortage of up to 127,000 “With commodity prices rebounding from their lowest in at least 25 years, miners are stepping up spending and considering the reactivation of projects placed in the back burner, but there is a new looming risk they don’t seem ready to deal with — their ability to access workers with […]

BWX Technologies Inc.

“BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (GEH-C) joint venture.” “The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed,subject to […]

Nuclear Technology & Zika

Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes IAEA Deputy Director General Aldo Malavasi explains the sterile insect technique at an IAEA press briefing on the Zika virus. Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus, […]

Stantec’s Acquisition of MWH

  Stantec’s Acquisition of MWH Stantec announced its results for the second quarter of 2016 on August 4th. The second quarter numbers reflected the company’s major acquisition of  the Colorado based company MWH. The 6,800 person consulting and construction management firm with 187 offices distributed across 26 countries focuses on water and natural resources for […]

20th century saw unprecedented rise in sea levels

A Rutgers University study has found that global sea levels rose faster in the 20th century than in the 27 centuries before. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study found that the global sea level rose by 14 centimeters from 1900 to 2000. For low-lying coastal areas it is a […]