Johnson Controls, DND form partnership for CFB Kingston work
The Department of National Defence and Johnson Controls have announced a partnership with the intent to reduce CFB Kingston’s greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent. Enabled through an Energy Performance Contract, the $86.8 million project includes base-wide sustainable infrastructure improvements, including: the installation of solar photovoltaic panels; lighting retrofits; upgrades to correct water distribution leaks and improve digital water metering; HVAC system replacements and the removal of CFC emitting refrigerants; and the optimization of the central steam plant and upgrades to the central heating and distribution systems.
Federal government launches new intake for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna has announced the launch of a new intake for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund. Communities are invited to submit projects that will protect and strengthen their communities from the impacts of natural hazards and extreme weather events. Under this program, $670 million is being dedicated to new, small-scale projects between $1 million and $20 million in total eligible costs. The remaining funding envelope is allocated to large-scale projects above $20 million. In addition, a minimum of $138 million of the total funding envelope is being dedicated to Indigenous recipients.
Province releases 2021 Ontario Highways Program
The Ontario government has released the 2021 Ontario Highways Program, an online resource that provides information on highway investments and projects that are planned and underway. It includes data on more than 580 expansion and rehabilitation projects that have committed construction funding and are either underway or currently planned. Rehabilitation projects are focused on a four-year period (2021-2024). The 2021 program is viewable to everyone on the Ontario Highways Program website.
Ontario completes of Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre
Yesterday, the Ontario government celebrated the completion of the 320-bed, Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre in Whitchurch-Stouffville. With over 20,000 new and 15,000 upgraded beds in development, this brand new facility is part of the province’s ongoing work to create a 21st century long-term care sector, a release reads. The centre is a not-for-profit home and is expected to accept its first residents in August.