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Don’t sell West End Fire Station, St. John’s firefighters ask the city

The former West End Fire Station is up for sale by the City of St. John’s. A request for proposals was issued last week. -JUANITA MERCER/THE TELEGRAM Union wants a firefighters’ museum ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association (SJFFA) is asking the city not to sell the former West End Fire Station on LeMarchant Road. The ...

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Councillor calls for more time to determine the future of these historic St. Boniface buildings

WINNIPEG — Time is running out for a pair of historic St. Boniface buildings that have stood at the heart of the community for more than a hundred years. Now a city Councillor is calling for one more year to give developers some extra time to think of ideas to revitalize and rejuvenate the buildings. The City of Winnipeg has been ...

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Labour policies will boost property sector performance – Colliers

The industrial and office sectors are likely to be the major beneficiaries from this month’s election result upon a review of the Labour Party’s manifesto and policies, according to Colliers International. Following three years of a coalition government, preliminary results show Labour secured 49 per cent of the vote on election night, providing 64 seats in parliament from the 120 ...

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Resolute Forest Products (RFP) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, November 5th. Individual interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link. Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 30th. The basic materials company reported ($0.25) EPS for the ...

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The second phase in Cornwall works yard redevelopment goes to RFP

A portion of the city of Cornwall’s municipal works yard as seen on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Cornwall, Ont. Francis Racine/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network FRANCIS RACINE / FRANCIS RACINE/STANDARD-FREEHOLDER With the city’s new salt facility having been unveiled last week, Cornwall administration is now moving onto the next phase of the municipal works yard redevelopment project. The next step will consist of the ...

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Loopio Brings On Rick Smolen As First Senior VP of Sales

Rick Smolen joins as SVP of Sales to help the RFP software platform build its world-class sales team and drive growth. TORONTO, Loopio, the leader in RFP response software, announced today that Rick Smolen has joined the team as its Senior Vice President of Sales. In this role, Smolen will lead the company’s sales strategy, with a focus on scaling the team ...

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ – What We Know (and Still Don’t Know) About the New Federal Procurement Processes

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Shared Services Canada (SSC), the two federal departments responsible for the large majority of government purchasing, have been working on procurement modernization for several years. This bulletin provides an update on the status of the following initiatives: SSC Procure-to-Pay (P2P) PortalPSPC Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS) and the CanadaBuys websitePSPC’s modification of the Standard Acquisition ...

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AHS issues Request for Proposals for laundry services

EDMONTON, AB – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for third party providers interested in taking over responsibility of laundry services across the province. Earlier this month, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced that about 9,700 positions within AHS would be cut, with jobs outsourced and contracted out in sectors such as laundry, community labs, housekeeping and ...

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The city of St. John’s seeks a buyer for West End Fire Station

The city is selling the former West End Fire Hall on LeMarchant Road. A request for proposals was issued on Monday.  Council hopes buyer will preserve building’s heritage ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  The City of St. John’s on Monday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale and development of the former West End Fire Hall on LeMarchant Road. ...

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Tides of change coming to Oak Bay Marina

The Oak Bay Marina entrance on Oct. 19, 2020. VICTORIA — Created nearly sixty years ago, the Oak Bay Marina’s lease is set to expire at the end of 2022. The municipality has put out a request for proposals (RFP) for the marina and Turkey Head Point area. The District of Oak Bay wants to reimagine the property, creating a ...

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What is procurement? A guide to how the N.W.T. government spends

In the N.W.T., procurement is big business The Deh Cho Bridge in the N.W.T. Government projects big and small go through the procurement process. (Elizabeth McMillan/CBC) Between controversies over government contracts and talk of sweeping changes to the system, procurement has been in the headlines a lot in recent weeks — especially for a topic that would put many people to ...

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Request For Proposal: Food Concessions In City

The City of Hamilton is seeking new food concession vendors for several City parks and other areas. A spokesperson said, “In an effort to enhance the vibrancy of the City and to continue to cater to the working public, the City of Hamilton is seeking new food concession vendors for several City parks and other areas. “Interested vendors may obtain the RFP ...

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Design picked for South Dundas water towers

A mock up drawing provided to the South Dundas committee of the whole meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 shows what the water tower in Morrisburg, Ont. will look like once its refurbished. (South Dundas via Newswatch Group) MORRISBURG – South Dundas councilors have come to a consensus on what will be on the refurbished water towers in Morrisburg and ...

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County Takes Steps To Improve Broadband

A project manager has been chosen for the rural broadband project. Tricon Solutions Inc. will be the project manager for Wheatland County’s rural broadband project. The company was awarded the contract last week at the regular meeting of the county council. Reeve Amber Link said, “I think that’s brilliant. I think that’s key for us to gather and know what ...

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Province has no money for a Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid, says local PC MPP

‘If there is no money and no appetite, let’s stop it,’ Donna Skelly says of the 2026 bid Donna Skelly, PC MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, says the province can only support a bid for 2027 and beyond. A Hamilton PC MPP says the province has no money to contribute to a 2026 Commonwealth Games, although it’s not clear what that means ...

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Early attempt to craft a buyback program for banned firearms fails

Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is seen at Toronto City Hall in the summer of 2018. He is a strong proponent of the Liberal government’s sweeping firearms ban. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s department has confirmed the government has cancelled a procurement tender intended to deliver a compensation scheme worth millions of dollars to thousands of ...

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Oak Bay seeks proposals for marina use

A three-part look at the history of Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head Satellite photo of Oak Bay Marina in 2020. The land and water lease for the marina come up Dec. 29, 2022.  This is the first segment in a three-part series on the Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head Imagine a 150-foot long boardwalk along the Turkey Head ...

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CFAs can fast-track to planner designation under the new IAFP program

Applicants will still be required to submit a comprehensive financial plan and complete a technical exam The Institute of Advanced Financial Planners has launched an accreditation program designed to help Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders more easily obtain their Registered Financial Planner (RFP) designation. The Vancouver-based organization, which administers the RFP, said in a release that the program “recognizes the ...

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Climate Action Awareness Fund Invest $206 Million Over 5 Years

The New Climate Action And Awareness Fund Will Invest $206 Million Over 5 Years To Support Canadian-Made Projects That Help To… reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia and at the grassroots community level. These projects ...

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Province targets surgical backlog

A backlog of non-urgent surgeries exists in Alberta due to COVID-19 shutdowns, but the province is working to increase surgical capacity to catch up. Non-urgent, scheduled and elective surgeries were postponed across the province in response to the ongoing pandemic on March 17. Urgent and emergency surgeries, as well as oncology and scheduled caesarean (c-section) procedures were said not to ...

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