This past summer saw the passing of two men, Jack Cewe of Coquitlam, B.C. and Ian Jennings, P. Eng., of Oakville, Ont., whose outstanding leadership in the Canadian aggregates industry along with a deep commitment to both their family and their community over many decades won’t soon be forgotten.
Aggregates & Roadbuilding recently visited Ottawa to see at first hand how contractors are turning the capital’s ambitious infrastructure program into reality.
A look at this month's top industry news stories.
Capping one of the busiest construction seasons in its history, Alberta invested more than $4.1 billion during 2007 on new roads, new and upgraded schools, expanded post secondary institutes and health facilities.
Premier Gordon Campbell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon recently announced a massive $14 billion transit plan for British  Columbia. The plan calls for $11.1 billion in new funding, with the province committing $4.75 billion, and the remainder coming from partners including the federal government, TransLink and local government.
The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works recently announced that the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador will invest $182 million in road improvements, the largest such funding in the province’s history.
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