Province to twin David Thompson Highway from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House

The David Thompson Highway is getting a makeover.

Premier Jason Kenney was in Sylvan Lake Friday morning to announce a project to twin and divide 66 kilometres of Highway 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House.

Approximately 5,800 vehicles travel on this section of Highway 11 daily.

The $120 million project will create an estimated 582 jobs — 344 direct and 248 indirect.

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New development to open businesses in Lacombe by the end of 2020

The new development in Lacombe located on the corner of Highway 12 and Highway 2 on the west side of the city is gearing up for construction to prepare for a couple of new businesses. The development, called the Midway Centre, has completed infrastructure development and is now ready for the construction buildings and new businesses. 

Right now, YFL Development’s Kanwal Sandhu is looking for locals in the area interested in opening a business in this area of the city. […]

Lowe’s strikes deal to build $120-million Calgary distribution centre

CALGARY — Lowe’s Canada says work will start this month on a new distribution centre located northeast of Calgary designed to improve its in-store and online operations in Western Canada.

The company says the project will cost about $120 million, with investment shared with Calgary-based real estate developer Highfield Investment Group.

The 114,000-square-metre facility is expected to open in the fall of 2021, joining several other recently built distribution centres — including Amazon, Walmart and Costco — in Rocky View County near the Calgary […]

COVID-19 – Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites – Canadian Construction Association

The Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites outlines the best practices for construction sites in order to maintain the health and safety of all workers required to perform duties during the COVID-19 crisis. The protocols, which include prevention, detection and response measures, will minimize the impacts of the crisis and ensure business continuity in the construction industry. This is not a legal document. Some provinces and municipalities have implemented stricter measures than those found in this document, and […]

Update – Pandemic Planning Guide For The Construction Industry – Version 4.0

For those who had been tracking the progress of the COVID-19 Pandemic for some time it was becoming obvious that we were moving into unknown territory from a safety and health perspective. Just as with society in general we, as an industry, were likely going to have to develop new protocols and best practices for this emerging reality and in the week leading up to March 16th this began to ramp up significantly. We needed to respond as […]

Stimulus plan boosts school upkeep and renewal

Capital funding for school divisions has been increased by $250 million to help boost the economy, while also accelerating important maintenance to existing schools. This funding will support hundreds of projects in all school divisions across the province. The work will create about 3,750 jobs and see more Albertans working again sooner.

The province will work with school divisions to invest dollars in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Specific projects will be confirmed by the start of June. […]

Alberta announces $2B to protect jobs, maintain and improve road, school infrastructure

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday a $2-billion investment in infrastructure maintenance and renewal projects to keep people working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the projects would include repairs on K-12 schools (roofs, doors, windows), HVAC updates and mechanical retrofits to post-secondary facilities, upgrading information technology and audio systems in courthouses, work on roads and bridge decks, and filling potholes.

“Construction season is upon us,” Kenney said. “We cannot afford to lose a day when we need the money to […]

Kentwood selected as site for new Catholic middle school

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) have announced the location of its next capital project. Identified as the district’s top capital priority, a new 6-9 Catholic middle school for Red Deer will be located in Kentwood – at Kingsgate, just north of Kingston Drive. “We are pleased to have secured a site for this new middle school and look forward to quickly moving into the design process, once the government has informed us of that budget,” says Anne Marie […]

City of Red Deer – Call for PPE Resources

The City of Red Deer is in urgent need of sourcing some PPE (masks, gloves, etc). Many social agencies are on the verge of having to discontinue operations if more PPE cannot be found. We are looking for support. If you have any of these items, please contact us.