Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

February 2008

Feds Unveil more Details on Building Canada plan
The Federal Government has been putting the pieces in place - signing framework agreements with British Columbia and Nova Scotia already.  A list of guidelines for the multi-billion dollar "Building Canada" plan have come out, including a helpful "Frequently Asked Questions" section.  More.


Alberta Steps up to Plate...
Not to be outdone, the Province of Ontario has announced $120 billion to go towards highways, railways, hospitals, schools and low-income housing.  More.


Ontario Opens Funding Tap
Ontario municipalities can now apply for a share of new provincial funding to fix roads, bridges, community centres and other public facilities.  Heads up!  The application deadline is February 15!  For more information, including the online application form, click here.

Windy City's new Nickname:
The Soggy City

A 100-year-old, 3-foot iron pipe exploded without warning earlier this month in Chicago.  Municipal officials said they "had no warning whatsoever.  It was just a blowout."  The resulting sinkhole is going to shut down the neighbourhood for months.

To see an incredible gallery of some of the devastation, click here.

Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
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
L5T 2B6
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Ipex Inc.

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