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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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School bus operators want to change to the service bid process

Phil Roeder / CC The group of school bus operators that serves the Quinte Region is pushing the Provincial Government to reconsider the process of awarding a new service contract which would begin next June. Tri Board School Bus Operators Association Co-Chair Sean Payne says a request for proposals is set to go out within days but each of the group’s 25 ...

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Niagara Falls seeking proposals for Gateway District development

The City of Niagara Falls is circulating a request for proposals locally and nationally for projects or investments in and around the Gateway District. The RFP package was released earlier this month and does not have a return date. That was by design. “We’re being very open-minded,” said Tom DeSantis, Niagara Falls’ acting director of planning and economic development and Niagara ...

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Quinte school bus drivers worry new Tri-Board contract talks may cost them their businesses

Several Quinte-area bus drivers say they are worried for their jobs as their contract with the Ontario government is set to end. More than 20 school bus operators in the Quinte region are sounding the alarm that they could lose their businesses if a request for proposal is sent out by Tri-Board Student Transportation Services. With a negotiated contract expiring in June, ...

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​Meet Nick Jay, OAA: Principal & Founder

Nick Jay, OAA Nick Jay, OAA is the practice’s principal and sole proprietor having founded Nicholas Jay Architect in 2016. He has over fifteen years of diverse professional experience throughout Canada and the United States. Always ready to help. Feel free to reach out to Nick; whether it be for a quick Building Code (OBC) question or to inquire about a Request for ...

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Build Our Ships Here At Home – Canadian Marine Industry Opposes Federal Offshore Used Ship Purchases

OTTAWA, ON, – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, strongly objects to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard, where it is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at home https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-MB-007-27889. Our members are quite capable of designing, engineering, supplying material ...

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Kontrol Wins Order for Smart Building Technology

The Globe and Mail Ranks Kontrol 81st in Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2020 TORONTO, ON / Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol” or “Company“) is pleased to announce it has won a new order for its smart building technology across four buildings and has been recognized as one of Canada’s top growing companies by the Globe and Mail Top Growing Companies 2020. ...

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EnerDynamic Provides Update on Puerto Rico – RFP $51.5m

NIAGARA FALLS, ON : EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (TSXV:EHT)(OTC PINK:EDYYF) (“EHT”) is pleased to provide an update on initiatives with its Puerto Rican JV partner, Brieke Family Assets Ltd (“BFA”), and their jointly-owned subsidiary, Cat5 Solar and Microgrids LLC (the “JV”). The JV has assembled a professional management team consisting of WG Pitts Caribbean LLC, Expo Caribe, and Young & de ...

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South Niagara hospital project update to be provided via online session

Niagara Health, in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, will host an online session next month to update residents and businesses about the status of the new south Niagara hospital in Niagara Falls. The Zoom webinar is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cliff Harvey, chief planning officer for Niagara Health, said participants will learn more about a ...

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Company bails on plans for Welland waterpark

COVID-19 has punctured plans for an inflatable waterpark next summer on the Welland Recreational Canal, says a report headed to city council Tuesday night. City staff will ask politicians to consider reissuing a request for proposals (RFP) to operate a facility on the north end of the waterway, at the Community Boathouse on Thorold Road. In May, PT Watersports was ...

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Leamington seeks greater accountability from next police service provider

Leamington town council has agreed upon its requirements of the municipality’s next policing provider. “Quite honestly, if the OPP would look at this, they could find a new service model,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “This covers the areas that we lack.” Leamington, Ontario. June 10, 2020. OPP Leamington cruisers are parked at the headquarters on Clark Street West Wednesday. The ...

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Investors Are Craving More from Resolute Forest Products Inc. [RFP] Stocks: Here is Why

Resolute Forest Products Inc. [RFP] shares are up more than 10.51% this year and recently decreased -0.08% or -$0.37 to settle at $4.73. Analysts expect RFP to grow earnings at a 0.21% annual rate over the next 5 years. RFP has a short ratio of 1.02. This implies that the market is currently less bearish on the outlook for RFP. ...

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‘New era’: NOTL council approves motion to hire consultant for future tourism strategy

The future of Niagara-on-the-Lake tourism remains unclear due to COVID-19. This file photo showcases the number of tourists who come to Niagara-on-the-Lake in a normal year for the town’s many festivals. The town has previously had more than three million visitors in a single year.  Niagara-on-the-Lake’s town council approved a motion at their Aug. 25 council meeting to begin working toward ...

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OMERS, Actis eye stake in SB Energy

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which had earlier shown interest in the solar portfolio, is also expected to submit its bid NEW DELHI : Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS), private equity fund Actis Llp and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. have submitted bids to buy SoftBank Group Corp.’s stake in SB Energy Holding, two people aware of ...

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Centre Wellington council hits the brakes on new $2 million roof for its wastewater facility

Director of infrastructure services warned the town could be found in non-compliance, ordered to do the work anyways and charged if they didn’t proceed Centre Wellington’s municipal building at 1 Macdonald Square, Elora. CENTRE WELLINGTON – A Request for Proposal (RFP) to replace the Fergus Wastewater Treatment Plant’s secondary digester roof is not going forward after some councillors felt there ...

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Procurement Bids for Municipality and Education Telecom Services Up More than 100% In Response to COVID-19

Bonfire 2020 State of Public Sourcing Report Highlights Need For Immediate Digital Transformation in Public Procurement KITCHENER, Ontario– Bonfire Interactive Ltd. (“Bonfire”), a subsidiary of GTY Technology Holdings Inc. and a leader in strategic sourcing and procurement software, today announced the release of its 2020 State of Public Sourcing Report, a benchmarking study using anonymized platform data and survey responses, that provides insights ...

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RFPs issued for Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West tunneling projects

The projects are part of Ontario’s largest ever transit expansion and include a combined 8.6 miles of tunnels. Toronto area subway expansion map Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for advance tunneling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects. Three teams were shortlisted for each project and these teams have ...

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Ontario Moving Forward with Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Province Set to Issue Request for Proposals to Advance Tunnelling Work TORONTO ― The Ontario government is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground on part of the largest subway expansion in Canadian history with the planned release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) tomorrow to advance tunnelling work on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The announcement was ...

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Billings council accepts bid for Main Street Hill engineering

KAGAWONG – Billings township council has awarded a contract for the engineering work involved in the reconstruction of Main Street in Kagawong. At a meeting last week, council passed a motion to accept the proposal from EXP Engineering Services for design and associated engineering services related to the reconstruction of Main Street in Kagawong. “I would like to thank staff ...

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Council allows wiggle room on fire hall budget

Cornwall Fire Services truck  CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall City Council agreed at their meeting on Monday, July 13 to allow for some wiggle room in their budget for a new fire hall. The decision was made as a part of finalizing a Request for Proposal (RFP) asking architectural firms to bid on the design of the new building. Council had ...

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Slaughterhouse shortage a challenge in region

For farmers, especially those with small farms, finding a place to have livestock slaughtered and meat packed is a challenge. In April, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) announced the creation of an innovative food hub for Eastern Ontario.  Part of that food hub includes a plan for a $36 million dollar federally licenced slaughterhouse with the processing ...

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Island councils support municipal-owned broadband study

IRON BRIDGE – Following the withdrawal of Blue Sky Net (BSN)’s proposal to bring broadband internet to Manitoulin Island and the North Shore after the sole bidder did not meet its criteria, a grassroots effort has emerged to cover the same area with a municipal-owned network led by Huron Shores Mayor Georges Bilodeau and the lone applicant to the original ...

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