British Columbia reveals plans for separate reviews after Mount Polley mine spill

In a bid to bring back the people’s trust in British Columbia’s mining industry, two different reviews will be conducted by the government of British Columbiaafter the Mount Polley mine spill last August. A dam located at the waste pond of Mount Polley’s open-pit mine burst and let loose 10 million cubic meters of water […]

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Communication Infrastructure to Link Toronto Pan Am Games

A massive communications network is currently being established for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games. The high-capacity communications infrastructure is being developed by Cisco and other sponsors. According to Cisco chief technology officer Jeff Siefert, the 200-kilometer radius that will be covered by the network is much larger compared to the recently-held Commonwealth […]

B.C.’s Lower Mainland Flood Strategy Gains Support

British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Flood Strategy initiated by the Fraser Basin Council has gained sizable support from public and private sector organizations. The BC Agriculture Council, CN, CP Port Metro Vancouver and Simon Fraser University are among the industry’s organizations that have supported the multi-year initiative aimed at preventing disaster that would damage important infrastructure […]

Professional Licensing Struggles Facing Immigrant Engineers

Professional engineering associations in Canada are facing thorny issues in the licensing of immigrant engineers. They are now torn between adhering to their registration procedures while at the same time making sure there is no  discrimination towards immigrant engineering applicants. The issue of discrimination was highlighted in the case between Mr. Mihaly and The Association […]

Edmonton’s Rogers Place Arena Construction Underway

The city of Edmonton has started building the new home of the Edmonton Oilers. Construction of Rogers Place started in March this year and is expected to open its doors for the 2016 hockey season. Located between 104 Street and 102 Street, the new NHL arena is expected to have a seating capacity of more […]

Canada-based SNC-Lavalin purchases Kentz Corporation

Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin announced its purchase of Kentz Corporation. Kentz Corporation operates in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining and metals sectors, providing engineering, construction and technical support services worldwide. The acquisition of the London Stock Exchange-listed international engineering company is set to be finalized in the third quarter of this year. After […]

New Gold jumpstarts development of Rainy River project in Ontario

New Gold, the mining firm headed by Executive Chairman Randall Oliphant and Chief Executive Officer Robert Gallagher, has the ball rolling on the Rainy River project in Ontario. For this year, it has already allocated $105 million in capital expenditures for the development of the mine which came with its acquisition of Rainy River Resources […]

“Retirement Tsunami” Plagues Canada’s Oil Industry

A “retirement tsunami” is going to be a major problem in the oil industry of Canada. According to Graham Dodd, a principal at Mercer LLC, The “retirement tsunami” refers to the shortage of workers experienced by the country’s oil sector brought about by its aging workforce. Dodd’s conclusions were drawn from the results of Mercer’s […]

St. Paul Wastewater Treatment Facility Finished

The wastewater treatment plant in St. Paul, Alberta was completed last month with the assistance received from the federal Gas Tax Fund. The fund provided $180,000 for the upgrade. The project focused on the installation of another wastewater fine screening unit that would effectively prevent rags, paper, plastic and other non-biodegradable solids from getting mixed […]

The Building Canada Plan

The New Building Canada Plan is a ten-year plan geared towards providing support for infrastructure projects that will encourage economic growth, generate jobs and provide prosperity for the residents over the long term. The New Building Canada Plan is a ten-year $53 billion project, representing the biggest and longest federal infrastructure plan in the history […]

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