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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 […]

$12.8-billion DarliNuclear Projectngton goes ahead

A massive refurbishment of the four nuclear reactors at the Darlington Station east of Toronto is going ahead. Ontario Power Corporation said it is ready to start on the $12.8-billion investment on a “mid-life” refurbishment of this “clean-power workhorse,” on January 11. The station is located at Clarington, about 80 kilometres east of Toronto, on […]

Quebec engineers in top ASHRAE awards

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced the winners of this year’s Technology Awards. Once gain, a Quebec firm is among the select few, who will be presented with their awards at the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference to be held January 23-27 in Orlando, Florida. Pageau Morel and Associates of […]

Problems on new Nipigon River Bridge

Ontario’s Transportation Minister, Steven Del Duca, was due to head up to the Nipigon River Bridge in northwestern Ontario on Wednesday. Part of the steel decking of the bridge lifted almost 60 centimeters on January 10, reportedly during very high winds. No-one was injured but the crossing was closed for almost a day, which severed […]

Engineers’ associations in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. launch Canada’s first dual membership

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geo scientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) is considering again whether it should regulate engineering practices. In a website post dated November 5, the licensing body notes that while the province’s Engineers and Geo scientists Act does have provisions for the association to issue certificates of authorization to firms, there […]

Quebec to revamp bidding process on Construction Contracts

The Government of Quebec has unveiled a new plan to help companies — especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — have fair access to government contracts. The program, entitled “Passeport Enterprises: Faciliter l’accès aux contrats de l’État,” was announced on October 30. It is intended not only to improve access to contracts, but also to […]

Suncor confident in oil sands position, ups stake in Fort Hills project

Even with depressed oil prices, Suncor is upping its stake in the Fort Hills oil sand project, which is located 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The company has announced that it will pay $310-million for an additional 10% share, bringing its total interest to 50.8%. Additional investors include Total E&P Canada Ltd. with 29.2%, […]

Water channels to Front Street win “Overall Vision Winner” in Urban Ideas Competition

The Young Leaders Initiative of the Urban Land Institute Toronto awarded the concept of the Dillon Consulting team entitled “Inundation” as the “Overall Vision Winner” in the Urban Ideas Competition this year. The team envisaged seven wide water channels leading north to Front Street. It also paints a radically different picture of the developed Toronto […]

Engineering firms help improve cement industry, lessen impact of Oil Sands

Several engineering companies have band together to conduct environmental research into the operations of Canada’s oil sands. One of the engineering firms that helped Lafarge Canada upgrade a cement kiln located in Exshaw, Alberta was WorleyParsonsKomex. The company was also responsible for obtaining environmental permits and giving geotechnical services for Lafarge’s expansion plan to bring […]

Ontario sets up Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

The province of Ontario has established the Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation within the promised window of 60 days. The not-for-profit corporation was set after Ontario pledged on July 3, 2014 to put up the company in just two months. The ROF Infrastructure Development Corporation is integral to the promotion of progress in the […]

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