Ontario

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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Grey-Bruce will soon begin seeing benefits of SWIFT

A largely rural part of Ontario that includes Grey-Bruce is now a “major step” closer to having homes and businesses connected to high-speed broadband internet as part of the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology network. Provincial officials have announced that request-for-proposals for up to $36.8 million in broadband infrastructure have now been issued in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. “What this ...

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Expanding Broadband Access in Bruce-Grey-Huron

Last week, Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey, and Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a major step in the expanding of broadband internet in Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties with the Request for Proposals (RFP) by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Inc. This program is part of the ...

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Northern P3 infrastructure projects moving forward

Ontario announces updated infrastructure project list The construction of a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex, is slated to replace the existing correctional facility (pictured). A pair of northwestern Ontario public infrastructure projects are among those slated to move forward this spring through the province’s public-private partnership (P3) program. The province applies the P3 program to major, complex public infrastructure projects ...

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LONG-AWAITED RURAL INTERNET PROJECT IS A STEP CLOSER

The Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) rural internet project was a topic of discussion before Essex County council Wednesday. It was a timely one, as the province announced on Wednesday the next measures to improve internet access in rural areas. “It was a good day for SWIFT today,” said executive director Barry Field. A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been ...

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“Major step” taken for expansion of broadband internet in Perth County

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece. (Supplied by MPP Randy Pettapiece’s office) The MPP for Perth-Wellington calls it “a major step” in the expansion of broadband internet in Perth County. On Wednesday, Randy Pettapiece, on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a Request for Proposals by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. SWIFT is a not-for-profit corporation ...

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PROVINCE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEP TO IMPROVE INTERNET ACCESS IN ESSEX COUNTY

The province has taken a $12.8-million step to improve internet access in Essex County. Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued by the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology initiative or SWIFT. Officials noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for reliable internet for work and play. The RFP for Essex County closes on July 31 and the contract ...

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Broadband internet to be expanded to rural areas of Waterloo Region

The province will spend close to $12 million The Ontario government has put out a request for proposals to expand broadband internet to the rural areas of Waterloo Region. $11.9 million is being made available through the expansion plan. The announcement was made Thursday by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris and Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, ...

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Additions to Junction project could cost up to $12 million

City hopes to have decision on request for proposal by August Project changes including the possible addition of an underground parking structure have bumped up the total cost of the city’s Junction project by an estimated $8-12 million. Project changes including the possible addition of an underground parking structure have bumped up the total cost of the city’s Junction project by an estimated ...

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‘Huge benefit’ to using batteries in Ontario’s industrial peak reduction opportunity

SunGrid deploying commercial energy storage systems using Powin Energy’s battery storage racks at a site earlier this year. Reducing peak demand for commercial and industrial (C&I) electric utility customers in Ontario remains a big opportunity for using battery energy storage to reduce costs and decarbonise, three partner companies working on a 2MWh project have said. Energy-Storage.news spoke with battery storage technology ...

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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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