CIB makes billion-dollar move to spur private investment in First Nations infrastructure

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has launched the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative, which plans to invest at least $1 billion to support access to...
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Asset management funding approved for 55 communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan

Canada is investing more than $1.1 million in 25 new Alberta infrastructure projects and $1.3 million in 30 new Saskatchewan infrastructure projects for small...
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Challenging wastewater lagoon cleanout for a remote Yukon community

There are no surface roads to Old Crow, located north of the Arctic Circle in Yukon Territory, so all equipment needed to be flown in. This provided a challenge as most dredges are too large to be transported by air.

Project delivery in the Arctic hasn’t changed much since the Klondike Gold Rush era

More than a century after what many consider to be the greatest “event” in the history of the Arctic, the Klondike Gold Rush, it is interesting to compare the delivery of projects during that era to today. Dawson City, and in fact much of the Arctic remains a project delivery challenge.
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London protects its critical watermain network with pipe condition assessment

Many water asset managers are adopting a pyramid approach to pipe condition assessment. On a selected group of assets, the concept uses cost-effective methods to collect information where possible, and progress to high-resolution and high-cost inspection options where needed.
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Enviro advocacy groups demand public input on Small Modular Reactors

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s review process of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) is taking place behind closed doors and allows private sector companies to...
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AIR Intake filter recycles waste heat to prevent WWTP equipment from freezing

Just as winter always arrives, intake filters for blowers and compressors always have the potential to freeze in cold, humid climates. In nearly all of Canada, filter freezing and early morning high differential pressure alarms can be a fact of life for plant operators.
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The Internet Of Things is transforming wastewater collection system maintenance

Utilities began to realize that they were “cleaning clean pipes”. With the advent of the IoT technology, maintenance departments now have tools that can predictively assess remote conditions and provide indications when to clean.
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Alberta and B.C. big winners at FCM’s 2020 sustainable community awards

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is celebrating its Sustainable Community Award winners for 2020, with Alberta and B.C. leading the green charge. Through FCM’s...
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Swift Current rejected under ICIP for WWTP upgrades

The mayor of Swift Current says the Saskatchewan city was left “on the outside looking in” when it realized available infrastructure funds in the...

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