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Growing chorus joins FCM call for $10B in COVID-19 emergency funding

From turning arenas into safe shelters to deferring property taxes or user fees, new data from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) shows that...
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Canada releases document highlighting essential roles in infrastructure

A new non-binding federal guidance document is helping to inform the public and employers about infrastructure services and functions deemed essential as Canada attempts...
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Okanagan region facing six-fold increase of scorching summer days, report warns

New climate modelling projections are forecasting warmer summers, warmer winters and increased precipitation all year round in British Columbia’s Okanagan region for the decades...
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It is important to monitor the condition of aging asbestos cement watermains

Relying only on thickness measurement may mean condemning pipe prematurely when it still has substantial strength that will allow additional service life.
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Protecting a northern mine leachate spillway with concrete canvas

Concrete Canvas® is a new class of construction material called geosynthetic cementitious composite mats. Used for a wide range of erosion control applications, Concrete Canvas has numerous benefits that make it an attractive product.
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Lessons learned while replacing aging watermain

City of Vaughan, Ont., and Chisholm, Fleming and Associates maximizes use of trenchless construction to replace two-kilometre section of badly deteriorated watermain.
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Northern communities could benefit from renewable energy systems

Program assists Canadian First Nation communities wanting to replace diesel, but cost curves of diesel versus clean energy stack the cards against change for many small and cash-strapped communities.
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Addressing Iqaluit’s water emergency with innovative engineering, ecosystem protection

At risk of an over-winter water shortage each year, Iqaluit, Nunavut, has begun to study the feasibility of additional sources and storage of water, with the aim of implementing a permanent additional supply to Lake Geraldine by 2026.
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Scientific assessments of climate change in northern regions

Large parts of northern Canada are warming faster than other parts of the planet, causing local impacts and requiring engineering strategies to address them.
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Understanding what affects pump pressure head loss

This article looks at the fundamentals of pumping in relation to pump pressures, head loss and the effects of pumping different fluids.

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