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First Notice: N.B. projects; Lecce announcement; U.K. rail spending

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First Notice: N.B. projects; Lecce announcement; U.K. rail spending


Feds spend on New Brunswick infrastructure

The federal government yesterday announced spending on four rural infrastructure projects in New Brunswick. Included is a bridge refurbishment in St. Martins and improvements to local wastewater and drinking water facilities in New Maryland, St. Stephen and Plaster Rock. The federal government is spending $9 million on the projects, the Province of New Brunswick is allocating $6 million and the communities are spending $850,000 collectively on their respective projects.  


Lecce to make announcement this afternoon

Amidst speculation that the provincial government might announce an order cancelling March Break, Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce will be joined by Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Dr. David Williams, chief medical officer of health, to make an announcement today. The event will start at 2 p.m. 


U.K. government supports East West Rail Project

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. released a statement yesterday welcoming the U.K. government’s announcement it would spend $1.3 billion towards construction of Phase 2 of the East West Rail Project, which includes the construction of 65 kilometres of new track, a new overpass, two new stations and 16 bridges between Oxford and Cambridge. SNC-Lavalin’s role will include providing multifunctional design, development management, signalling installations and power and telecommunications design. SNC-Lavalin is part of the East West Rail Alliance that is undertaking the project 


EA funding available for Nova Scotia gold project

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada yesterday announced it is offering advocacy funding to help groups participate in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Beaver Dam Mine Project, an open pit gold mine proposed for Marinette, N.S. Applications received by March 12 will be considered. 


Ballard Power, Chart Industries sign deal

British Columbia-based Ballard Power Systems yesterday announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chart Industries, Inc. of Georgia for the joint development of integrated power systems including onboard liquid hydrogen storage, with a focus on applications including buses, trucks, rail and marine vessels. Chart is a manufacturer of engineered equipment for the industrial gas and clean energy industries. 


Choice Properties REIT reports on Toronto projects 

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust announced yesterday in its year-end report for 2020 that despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm expects to complete construction on two of its rental residential projects underway in Toronto in 2021 and has commenced construction on two additional highrise residential projects. Choice has invested $182.7 million into residential developments to date and says it will continue to invest in its development pipeline, with an additional $326.8 million of spending planned on six residential projects. 

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