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YMCA announces plans to sell iconic Geneva Park property

‘This is not a decision we undertook lightly, but the pandemic has caused financial pressures that are, quite simply, beyond our control,’ says official YMCA Geneva Park. NEWS RELEASEYMCA OF SIMCOE/MUSKOKA****************************The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announced today that it will begin a process to sell Geneva Park, its leadership and conference centre on Lake Couchiching. The sale of the property, a ...

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Canada launches RFP to buy new clean electricity

The RFP covers government buildings in the province of Alberta. The Government of Canada has launched Requests for Proposal to buy new clean electricity in the province of Alberta to power federal operations there. Canada also will buy Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) from new clean energy generation in Canada, a move intended to enable Canada to attribute its energy consumption as clean in regions ...

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City taking a closer look at water meters

An RFP for a consultant study is being issued Timmins council is exploring the cost of water meters.  Tuesday, council asked staff to see how much it would cost for a consultant to do a cost-benefit analysis for water meters.  Currently, most residents are on a fixed bill that is determined by the number of bedrooms in a house. This ...

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Lite Access Provides Update on Canadian Operations

VANCOUVER, BC, /CNW/ – LITE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (the “Company“) (TSXV: LTE) (OTC PINK: LTCCF), a world leader in the use of innovative and proven micro/narrow trenching technologies, alternate methods of deployment and specialist products which transform the cost of fibre optic network deployment for telecommunications operators, is pleased to provide an update on its Canadian operations. Brooks, Alberta The Company reports that Brooks Alberta City ...

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Resolute Prices $300 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 20, 2021 US $ MONTRÉAL – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that it priced the private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) at 4.875% and 100% of par value. The 2026 Notes will be unsecured and will be guaranteed by all of Resolute’s material ...

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RFP for school bus services pushed back due to emergency declaration

There appears to be some breathing room for local school bus operators who were concerned about their contract with the province running out at the end of the 2020/21 school year. In a Tuesday news release, Tri Board Transportation says the RFP process for student transportation services has been postponed because of Ontario’s emergency declaration and the current agreement will be extended ...

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Park designer wanted

City of Vernon published a public tender to procure a design team for a new park City of Vernon Wanted: someone to design a new park in Vernon. On Jan. 15, the City of Vernon published a request for proposal (RFP) to find a design team for a park at the former Civic Arena site. “The park site is in ...

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Burnaby looks at equipping bylaw officers with body cams

This comes after a trial period with the city’s bike patrol using body-worn cameras The City of Burnaby is seeking proposals for implementing and maintaining body-worn cameras for its bylaw officers. The City of Burnaby is looking to equip its bylaw officers with body-worn cameras. Body cameras have increasingly been in the spotlight in recent years, with calls growing for police ...

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EnerDynamic Provides Update on their JVs Cat5 Companies Endeavors in Puerto Rico

NIAGRA FALLS, ON / EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (TSXV: EHT) (“EHT”) is pleased to provide an update on initiatives with its Puerto Rican JV partner, Brieke Family Assets Ltd (“BFA”), and their endeavors with their Cat5 companies in Puerto Rico. On January 15th, 2021 the Cat5 companies received their license (#2020-ASP-000382) from the permit management office (OGP) in Puerto Rico with ...

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Canada launches clean electricity procurement process with emphasis on Alberta solar

On January 7, 2021, the federal government, through Public Services and Procurement Canada (Procurement Canada), announced the launch of two Alberta-specific and two Canada-wide procurement processes designed to further the Government’s Clean Electricity Initiative plan to use 100% clean electricity by 2022. The announcement includes the launch of: two requests for proposals (RFPs) for the purchase of solar electricity in ...

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Project Arrow Reaches Supplier RFP Point in Development of All-Canadian EV

An all-Canadian effort to design, develop, and built a new electric vehicle has reached a major step in the process. Project Arrow, a joint project lead by Canadian trade group the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association, has launched a formal RFP process for suppliers wanting to be a part of it. The APMA says that the all-Canadian effort has the interest ...

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TransLink to study transition to electric-battery ferries for SeaBus

The Burrard Chinook, TransLink’s newest SeaBus ferry vessel, arriving in Vancouver on May 19, 2019. (Western Stevedoring/Instagram) The electrification of the SeaBus fleet is being considered to help meet TransLink’s objective of achieving its 2050 targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and utilizing 100% renewable energy for all vehicles and facilities across the entire transit network. The transit authority is currently seeking ...

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Loopio’s Annual Trends Report Reveals State of RFP Management in 2021

Loopio’s research of 650+ RFP response teams shows a 6% decrease in RFP revenue, despite response volume remaining steady. TORONTO, JANUARY 11, 2021: Loopio, the leader in Request For Proposal (RFP) response software, announced today the release of their second annual RFP Response Trends & Benchmarks Report. This in-depth research project offers the industry’s most comprehensive view of the RFP response ...

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City of Cornwall Council Meeting Notes from the Chamber – January 11, 2021

City Council received a delegation from the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network (EOAN), an update from Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)’s Dr. Paul regarding a vaccine rollout plan for Cornwall, and discussed parking for the Downtown BIA and Le Village BIA. Delegation by Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network (EOAN) by Tom Manley: ·        The EOAN is requesting $35,000 of funding to help continue ...

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Canadian govt launches RfP for renewable power in Alberta

Cowley Ridge wind park in Alberta, Canada. Author: Gavin Schaefer. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic. The Government of Canada is seeking to purchase renewable energy from new power projects in Alberta for the needs of federal government buildings, vehicle fleets and other operations. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) announced on Thursday the launch of the request for proposals ...

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Kick Off 2021 with Money-Making Resolutions

A New Year offers a fresh start, and one area where that is most welcome is in our personal finances. After all the losses suffered in 2020, wouldn’t it be nice to recover, or even come out ahead in 2021? Here’s what our Math experts have to say about their planned money moves in 2021. Melvin Esteban, CFP, FLMI, AFSI, ...

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Public Services and Procurement Canada initiates an international design competition

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has launched the Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 International Design Competition. PWGSC is initiating a process to pre-qualify Respondents for a two-stage design competition related to the redevelopment of Block 2 in the Parliamentary Precinct. Photograph courtesy of PSPC via raic.org. The RAIC is endorsing this procedure and providing Professional Advisors and competition management advisory services to PSPC. The ...

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Remontowa launches BC Ferries’ fourth Salish Class vessel

BC Ferries continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan with the launch of its fourth LNG-fuelled Salish Class vessel. The ship entered the water over the weekend at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland, with work continuing there until scheduled sea trials in late 2021. Following successful sea trials, the vessel will make the 10 440 nautical mile journey ...

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Ontario government issues RFPs for Ontario Line subway project

The Ontario government earlier this month issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Ontario Line, a 10-mile, 15-station subway extension in Toronto. Following a request for qualifications process that began in June, teams on the short list are now invited by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to bid on two RFP packages for the project, which will be the largest ...

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2020 in review: Town of the Blue Mountains’ quest to build attainable housing

An overview of the progress made on the Town of the Blue Mountains’ attainable housing project in 2020 and project expectations for 2021 Currently, construction at TBM’s Gateway Site is forecast to begin in early 2022 and expected to be completed by 2023. Jennifer Golletz/ CollingwoodToday This year, the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) has undertaken its first attainable housing ...

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UPDATED: Design tender for third fire station in Charlottetown called into question

The City of Charlottetown says it plans to build a third fire station by November or December 2022, barring any unforeseen delays. CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —  Efforts to design a third fire station in Charlottetown have hit a snag. SableArc Studios had been awarded the tender to supply design and consulting services in the amount of $328,000. However, Bill Chandler with ...

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Call for Entries: The ICONIC Residence in the City of Brantford, Canada.

Deadline: January 22nd, 2021 About the Project:The City of Brantford is revitalizing the Downtown region as an emerging Urban Growth Centre and has delegated this high-profile location for an ICONIC residence building. The site is a gateway arrival point to the Downtown area overlooking the Grand River and is clearly seen when crossing the Lorne Bridge or travelling southward along ...

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Ottawa Co. taking RFPs for broadband analysis plan

Ottawa County is launching a Digital Inclusion Strategy, an initiative designed at understanding gaps in internet service across the county. WEST OLIVE — Expanding internet service has long been a priority for Ottawa County officials. It’s for that reason the county is taking request-for-proposals (RFPs) on data collection and analysis to determine the current status and future of broadband service ...

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RFP issued to build investment case for offshore wind in Nova Scotia

A request for proposals (RfP) has been issued seeking to build an understanding of what economic and policy stimuli could be used to attract investment in offshore wind developments in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada The RfP was issued by Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) in Halifax, Canada, which focuses on energy research and sustainable resource and economic development. ...

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‘Shortcomings’ exposed in Invest North Bay’s $1M request

Use of funds for TWG marketing campaign ‘never formally’ communicated to council — integrity commissioner North Bay Mayor Al McDonald, left, and former Invest North Bay president George Burton have been cleared of allegations by the city’s acting integrity commissioner. On Monday, council will formally receive a report from the city’s acting integrity commissioner, George Valin, about allegations that Mayor ...

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TechNL, industry organizations team up for Newfoundland and Labrador innovation centre

TechNL and a group of industry organizations are partnering on a project to create what’s billed as an innovation centre for Newfoundland and Labrador. – SaltWire Network Will aim to create opportunities to collaborate, avoid duplicating services of existing resources A new project in Newfoundland and Labrador is all about helping technology companies collaborate, create and lead the way in ...

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Council ok’s RFP for downtown modular units

The modular units would be placed at strategic downtown locations. The City of Sault Ste. Marie is issuing an RFP to see what types of modular units would work in the downtown area. Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown could see a number of ‘pop up’ modular retail units at key locations next summer. City staff presented a report to council earlier ...

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Resolute Announces Appointment of Hugues Simon as President of Wood Products

MONTRÉAL – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that Hugues Simon will join the company and be appointed as president of the wood products division as of March 1, 2021. His term will begin as of the date on which Remi G. Lalonde, currently Resolute’s chief financial officer, assumes the position of president and chief executive officer. Mr. Simon will report ...

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Ontario Line Subway Project Reaches Major Milestone

Requests for Proposals Issued to Deliver New Transit Infrastructure and Vehicles Table of Contents ContentQuick FactsAdditional ResourcesRelated Topics TORONTO – The Ontario government is a step closer to getting shovels in the ground to build the Ontario Line, the signature project in the largest subway expansion program in Canadian history. The province issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement ...

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ITI minister says construction of new fish plant in Hay River may begin in spring

Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Caroline Wawzonek was recently in Hay River for two days of discussions about the commercial fishery on Great Slave Lake. Caroline Wawzonek is expressing some optimism that a new fish plant in Hay River may be built sooner than anticipated. Wawzonek, the minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), noted the government’s mandate document for ...

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