Edmonton Transit Service wins environmental leadership award
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has been awarded a national environmental leadership award by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). The award was given during the association’s annual virtual conference. It recognizes Canadian transit agencies for their work over the past year. CUTA cited collaboration with the City of Edmonton’s Integrated Infrastructures Services department and the Fleet and Facilities Services branch which allowed ETS to deploy its first electric buses into service on Aug. 4, 2020 as well as installation of overhead pantograph chargers inside transit facilities.
Federal government asks for public comment on Alberta industrial project
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Value Chain Solutions – Heartland Complex Expansion Project, located in Alberta’s industrial heartland, about 18 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan. The expansion would increase the facility’s input capacity by 300 per cent, bringing its total capacity to 119,240 m3/day or 750,000 barrels/day. And would include activities such as the expansion of a petroleum storage facility, construction of administration and control room buildings and supporting infrastructure with laydown areas and parking, construction of railway loops, connections and loading facilities, and drilling of additional water disposal wells.
Architecture and Design Film Festival returns in virtual form
The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) is going virtual for the first time. The festival will take place from Nov. 19 – Dec. 3. Each film program will include introductions by special guests and industry leaders followed by a feature film and Q&A’s with the people involved in making the film. The films will be viewable on the ADFF site.
Three Nations Energy solar farm launches in Fort Chipewyan
The Indigenous-owned Three Nations Energy Solar farm was launched Nov. 17 with a ceremony at the solar farm in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. The solar farm is 2.2 megawatts with 6,500 solar modules that will replace 25 per cent of the diesel generated electricity in Fort Chipewyan with solar generated electricity. Three Nations Energy (3NE) is owned in equal shares by the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations and the Metis Association of Fort Chipewyan.