Ontario readies shovel on close to 300
The full list is available
Infrastructure Minister John Baird says the Ontario announcement is
only the beginning - there will be more funding announced for larger
municipalities with populations over 100,000 people, and of course,
infrastructure projects announced in other provinces.
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Where is YOUR infrastructure money?
Great question! Try as we might, we simply can't stay on top
of all the funding announcements. If you know of a major
announcement coming to your region, please
let us know -
we'll try to feature your story.
In the meantime, if you're curious about the state of federal or
provincial joint infrastructure announcements in your province,
this list for the infrastructure contacts of each Province and
BC, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick follow
Other provinces are right behind, following with
their bids to announce new infrastructure funding. $100 million in
British Columbia, $95
million in Saskatchewan
and $57 million in
New Brunswick mean infrastructure cash is flowing nation-wide.
Old pipes in deep trouble
Another sign of the Toronto's
aging water infrastructure became apparent when 30 south Etobicoke
homes went without water... "I can't say exactly, but it happens a lot,"
one worker said. A report in the Toronto Sun claims residents need
to get ready for
burst watermain season. "Just as we have a flu season and a
mosquito season, we have a burst watermain season in Ontario and we're
just now heading into it."
The problem isn't unique to Toronto - an article in the
Star is blaming old, cast-iron watermains on the majority of its
Failing infrastructure cannot
support a healthy economy
In the wake of massive stimulus projects
being announced, the American Society of Engineers has released their
annual report card, saying decades of underfunding and inattention have
jeopardized the ability of our nation’s infrastructure to support our
economy and facilitate our way of life.
Questions or concerns about municipal
Let's talk. I can be reached at:
Tel: (905) 670-7676
or: (800) 268-4664
Fax: (905) 670-1512
6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, On
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs