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Ottawa Senators to seek proposals for charitable arm

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators hockey club today announced it will begin a request for proposal (RFP) process to explore alternative options to further its philanthropic endeavours. The Ottawa Senators Foundation, the charitable arm of the hockey club, has primarily focused on its work to empower children and youth and had contributed significantly to the community.  The current terms of the foundation’s licensing ...

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Core Development Group launches government consulting arm

Core Development Group, a Mahwah-based solar energy developer, announced on Tuesday it has launched a government consulting arm. The division will provide government agencies in renewable energy Request-for-Proposal analysis, processes and strategies. “The decision to establish a consulting arm for government agencies was a natural progression given the team’s expertise in this area and the amount of requests we’ve received ...

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Province Issues RFQ for P3 Partnerships to Build Ontario Line

First announced in April, 2019, the Provincial Government’s proposed Ontario Line—a 15.5 kilometre rapid transit line connecting Toronto’s Exhibition/Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre—took a big step forward today with the announcement that the province is issuing the first two public-private partnership (P3) Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for the design/build stage of the line. The RFQ phase invites bids to ...

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RDCK board meeting highlights

by Regional District of Central Kootenay Joint Resource Recovery Committee Approves RFP for Satellite Depots The Board will move ahead with requests for proposal (RFP) for satellite depot hauling and industrial, commercial and institutional recycling services in the West Resource Recovery Sub Region, Central Resource Recovery Sub Region, and the East Resource Recovery Region. The ideal proponent(s) will offer the ...

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Inverness County issues request for proposals for cellphone service expansion

The Municipality of the County of Inverness released a request for proposals in an attempt to address cellphone coverage gaps through the county.  PORT HOOD, N.S. —  The Municipality of the County of Inverness released a request for proposals in an attempt to address cellphone coverage gaps through the county. There are currently numerous communities in Inverness County that have ...

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Procurement Perspectives: Public announcements after the close of the RFP process

In the case of an RFP, the length and complexity of the proposals may make such a public opening less practical, but there can still be an advantage in conducting some sort of formal public announcement immediately after the close of the RFP. It is important that the owner identifies those proponents who have submitted timely bids, and by disclosing ...

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Health Minister says No Changes Coming to Patient Services Offered in Central

Health Minister John Haggie is responding to concerns raised about lab services in central Newfoundland. Opposition MHAs Pleaman Forsey and Chris Tibbs this week raised questions about a recent Request for Proposals that suggest that lab services are being transferred from the Central Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander. Minister Haggie says what they’re looking at is an ...

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Council Awards Tender For Interactive Water Feature

After eight years and three city councils, the City of Portage la Prairie is ready to break land on the new Simplot Central Park interactive fountain. Council made the vote to award a tender for the construction of the project at last evening’s council meeting. City councillor Melissa Draycott gives us the park details. “This park is located on 4th ...

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B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects

VANCOUVER — Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous housing societies, First Nations, housing co-operatives and municipalities to submit ideas for new affordable housing projects. The projects will be considered for the second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. The fund was announced in 2018 as part of B.C.’s 10-year, $7-billion housing plan. The fund has ...

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Tracking Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio – Q1 2020 Update

Summary Prem Watsa’s 13F portfolio value decreased from $2.54B to $1.44B this quarter. Fairfax Financial’s largest three stakes are Atlas Corp., BlackBerry, and Kennedy-Wilson. They together account for ~79% of the 13F assets. The 13F securities form a small portion of their overall investment portfolio. This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes ...

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Trustees with PSSD select Deloitte as auditor for next five years

Deloitte will be the auditor for Prairie South School Division (PSSD) for the next five years after division administration recommended it to trustees over three other proponents. Deloitte will be the auditor for Prairie South School Division (PSSD) for the next five years after division administration recommended it to trustees over three other proponents. The current auditor, Stark and Marsh ...

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Caledon high-speed internet infrastructure put on hold

No start dates for broadband project Vianet director of business development Brian McCullagh with Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson at the announcement of Vianet’s plan to build a 35-km fibre optic ‘backbone’ across the width of the Town of Caledon. McCullagh has just confirmed, the coronavirus pandemic will see the project delayed. It was the kind of smile reserved for those ...

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Cape Breton University offers glimpse of Tartan Downs development

RFP calls for design of new neighbourhood with more than 400 housing units, commercial and community space An undated aerial photo on the Viewpoint Realty website shows the Tartan Downs harness racing track where Cape Breton University is planning residential and commercial development. Cape Breton University is planning to build a large residential and commercial development on the site of ...

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Innisfil gets funding for new bridges on Trans Canada Trail

Funding represents approximately 18% of the project cost, which includes $178,000 in 2020 for design and $672,800 for construction in 2021 Head of Trans Canada Trail in the village of Cookstown, Innisfil. Miriam King/Innisfil Today Cookstown to Thornton leg of the Trans Canada Trail is marked by carvings by Colin Partridge. Miriam King/Innisfil Today Looking south on the Trans Canada ...

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Selkirk water tower getting a makeover

City council picks new design for local landmark Robyn Kacperski shows off her winning design that will be painted on the Selkirk water tower later this year. The Selkirk water tower is getting a new look.  City council recently chose a new design for the landmark in the Manitoba city, after soliciting entries earlier this year. Given that the tower has visible ...

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Norfolk County seeks value-added or opportunistic real estate

Norfolk County Retirement System, Canton, Mass., is looking to allocate up to $20 million to a U.S. value-added or opportunistic real estate investment vehicle. Wainwright Investment Counsel, investment consultant to the $1 billion pension fund, is assisting with the search. Funds that invest in overseas real estate, core or development properties, land or REITs will not be considered. The RFP ...

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Canadian province draws on dark fibre in difficult times

The government of the Canadian province of Manitoba is to make use of the unused ‘vast’ fibre optic network that was built some years ago. Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton said in the announcement: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of broadband connectivity and the need to ensure people across the province have access to critical information, such as ...

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Council Approves Change Order To Buffalo Pound Transmission Line Project

A change order was approved by city council as they now have an idea how much engineering services are going to cost Moose Jaw City Council approved a change order for engineering work on phase 2 of the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Transmission Line Project. Phase 1 was pipeline construction, which took place from Nov. 30, 2017, and completed ...

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Province plans to boost rural internet access

The Manitoba government has announced a plan it hopes will improve internet access in rural, northern and Indigenous communities. The province will put out a request for proposals to use an existing fibre-optic network to improve both internet and cellular service, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton announced Friday morning. Jeff Wharton The “dark fibre” network was originally built by Manitoba ...

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‘Blowing Through Milestones’: Hawaiian Electric Picks Winners in Solar-Storage Bonanza

Hawaiian utility backs 460 megawatts of solar and nearly 3 gigawatt-hours of batteries as state moves to close its fossil plants. Hawaii will use gigawatt-hours of new battery storage to support its island grids as power plants close. Hawaiian Electric this week selected 16 winning solar-storage and standalone battery projects totaling 460 megawatts of solar capacity and nearly 3 gigawatt-hours of ...

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