Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

     July  2005

Ontario Infrastructure Investments
Queen's Park is creating a new provincial agency to manage its major public infrastructure projects.  Read more here...

- More Money Available
Meanwhile, a second round for the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund has been announced, allowing smaller Ontario municipalities  to apply for infrastructure funding.  Read more here...

Feds Finally Deliver Gas Tax

And rural municipalities aren't the only ones with access to a new pool of infrastructure cash in Ontario. The Prime Minister has signed a new deal with Ontario cities, giving them access to over $2 billion over the next five years.

US Green Building Council gives Vinyl Thumbs Up
A United States group (USGBC) advocating sustainable buildings has issued a draft report on vinyl in building infrastructure.  The USGBC says building materials made from vinyl are fine.

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.





Tragedy in Alberta
photo courtesy Globe & Mail

Clean, safe infrastructure is designed to do one thing - improve the quality of life.  But in Alberta, hundreds of thousands of residents are left scrambling to hold on whatever they can salvage, after flood waters have ravaged entire communities.  To make a donation via the Red Cross, click here.

Saskatoon saves over $300,000
by Spending Smarter with Vinyl

A 1050mm pipeline is one of the larger infrastructure upgrades in Saskatoon history - and it's going to save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars by using PVC.  The 'Taylor Street pipeline' is expected to be completed this fall.  The pipeline passed a 150 PSI pressure test on the first attempt.



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