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First Notice: SNC-Lavalin deal; copper mine greening; Enbridge tree plan

First Notice: SNC-Lavalin deal; copper mine greening; Enbridge tree plan


SNC-Lavalin awarded Caltrans contract

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. today announced it has been awarded a three-year contract with two one-year extensions to provide a Transportation Asset Management System for the California Department of TransportationUnder the contract, SNC-Lavalin’s Data Transfer Solutions business will provide services which include implementing the TAMS system, software licensing and maintenance, and optional post-implementation support.  


Saskatchewan copper project will be carbon neutral

Foran Mining Corporation announced this morning that its McIlvenna Bay deposit in eastern Saskatchewan will become the world’s first carbon neutral copper development project. Foran has partnered with two sustainability advisory firms, Carbonzero and Synergy Enterprises, to accurately record its emissions and purchase verified offsets for the carbon emitted from all exploration activities over the past 10 years at the deposit. The project is in the feasibility stage. 


Enbridge fund contributes to tree planting program

Enbridge Gas will contribute $50,000 to Forests Ontario on behalf of its new employee-led initiative, the Local Environmental Action Fellowship program, and the company’s existing Corporate Citizenship program, it was announced today. This year, the contribution from the Enbridge LEAF program will support the planting of 6,250 tree seedlings covering approximately 14 acres in four areas where the company has recently expanded its service: Fenelon Falls, Scugog Island, Saugeen First Nations and North Bay. 


Working from home reduces GHG emissions

A new study on working from home released today by Statistics Canada finds that if all Canadians who can work from home started teleworking instead of commuting, annual greenhouse gas emissions resulting from transportation could fall by about 8.6 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This represents six per cent of the direct GHG emissions from Canadian households in 2015 and 11 per cent of their emissions due to transportation that year. Workers living in Toronto could save an average of 72 minutes per day on commutes, while Vancouver workers (60 minutes) could also experience higher-than-average time savings.  

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