Tenders to be awarded for local infrastructure work

Town officials are pleased with what they’ve seen from the asphalt, concrete and deep services contractors that made submissions

Tenders to be awarded for local infrastructure workKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley is about to award the tenders to asphalt, concrete and deep services contractors for infrastructure projects to be completed in 2018. Kim Vogel, the town’s director of transportation and environment, said the tender process has closed for contractors to bid on the work. According to Vogel,…

Traffic survey focuses on Highway 7 through town

Traffic is expected to continue to increase so the ministry wants to identify and prioritize improvements along the busy stretch of highway

Traffic survey focuses on Highway 7 through townKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley residents are being given an opportunity to complete an online survey that will help to determine future improvements on Highway 7 in Kindersley. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has released a survey as part of a public consultation. The survey focuses on the section of Highway 7 that…

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructure

Council has also renewed an agreement for the digital billboard on the south side of Highway 7

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructureKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have adopted a new set of design standards and master specifications for infrastructure projects. Council members passed a resolution to approve the documents at their meeting on March 12. Mayor Rod Perkins said all previous standards and specifications would be replaced after the new documents were…

Water main breaks keep town staff busy

The town’s annual operating budget includes money for anticipated water main repairs and reserve funds could also be accessed

Water main breaks keep town staff busyKenneth Brown of The Clarion There have been three water main breaks during the 2017-18 fall and winter season with the most recent one at the corner of Eighth and Third Street West. Water service was disrupted on Jan. 5 to several residents of Eighth Street West, all residents of King Drive and to one…

Putting a price on the movement of people and goods

Introducing tolls on roads and bridges to help pay for transportation upgrades is an equitable solution to a vexing urban problem

Putting a price on the movement of people and goodsRoad rage has almost become a defining characteristic of life in and around our cities. In the best of circumstances, it’s frustrating and time consuming to drive anywhere. Throw in bad weather, construction or an accident, and it becomes nearly impossible. Why can’t something be done so we can drive unimpeded on our roads? The…

Building a clean, green and smart Canada

Canada’s polytechnic institutions are developing the talent to drive the nation's dramatic next-generation infrastructure expansion program

Building a clean, green and smart CanadaBy Nobina Robinson CEO Polytechnics Canada and Glenn Feltham President and CEO NAIT We are on the verge of another pivotal moment in Canada’s infrastructure history – one that will reshape our economy. But we need next-generation talent to build that infrastructure. Canada’s economy is inextricably linked to our infrastructure and it’s always been so. Our…

Trudeau selling Canadians false bill of goods on infrastructure

Little of the federal government's new spending over the next decade is earmarked for projects that will actually improve Canada’s core infrastructure

Trudeau selling Canadians false bill of goods on infrastructureBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute You’d think the prime minister would be intimately familiar with one of his government’s signature policy initiatives. But a recent statement by Justin Trudeau suggests he’s detached from the details on Ottawa’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan. He told the House of Commons: “We’re going to continue to invest historic amounts in…

China offers a lesson on financing infrastructure

China built 20,000 km of high-speed rail infrastructure without raising taxes or becoming indebted to international bond markets

China offers a lesson on financing infrastructure As members of a developed western economy, Canadians think we know all about capitalism. And, obviously, we believe our way of doing things is the best – we have nothing to learn from countries like China. Or do we? How did a country with an emerging economy like China build 20,000 km of high-speed rail infrastructure without raising…