SNC-Lavalin secures Texas transportation contract
SNC-Lavalin announced this morning it has been selected as prime consultant under a US$20–million five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to provide corridor planning and development services for the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the contract, the company will assist the owner in studying future transportation needs for major corridors across the state.
Ontario considers community net metering
Lexology today highlighted a post from Aird & Berlis LLP and Aird & McBurney LP noting that on Oct. 8, Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Development and Mines posted a regulatory proposal detailing planned amendments to Ontario’s Net Metering Regulation to allow for “demonstration of community net-metering projects.” The proposal summary, the lawyers indicated, states that community net metering “would support the development of innovative projects such as net-zero communities using distributed energy resources.”
ACEC-Canada set for AGM, awards gala
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) is gearing up for two events next week. Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna will be speaking at the ACEC annual general meeting, which starts at noon eastern time on Oct. 27, and two nights later a virtual version of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala will be held at 7 p.m.
Homelessness transition shelter opens in Iqualuit
The federal government, along with the Government of Nunavut, the Nunavut Housing Corporation, the City of Iqaluit and other partners yesterday announced the grand opening of Uquutaq Transitional Shelter, a 60-bed shelter that will provide support services to homeless men in Nunavut. The federal government provided funding of $8 million towards construction of the transitional shelter, located in Iqaluit. The project consists of two existing adjacent buildings in Iqaluit converted into a 60-bed shelter and transitional home, and an 11-unit rental building with offices and programming space.