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Skilled trades training facility opens in B.C.

A new $7.4-million skilled trades and technology centre has officially opened in Kamloops, B.C. The facility, known as the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre, will provide training workshops, lectures, hands-on learning opportunities and access to specialized equipment for secondary school students.
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$21-million detox centre planned for the Yukon

A new $21-million detox centre is set to enter construction in Whitehorse, Yukon this spring. The facility will replace the existing Sarah Steel Building, built in 1961, to provide services for individuals with alcohol and drug addictions.

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Bridgepoint is T.O.’s first LEED silver hospital

Bridgepoint Hospital (Bridgepoint) in Toronto, Ont. recently became the first hospital in the city to receive a LEED silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Finished in 2013, the purpose-built hospital provides rehabilitative care and health care for individuals living with complex health conditions.

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$2.5-mil medical clinic opens in Newfoundland

A new $2.5-million medical facility has officially opened near Boat Harbour on the Burin Peninsula, N.L. The 4,000-square-foot building, known as the Placentia West Medical Clinic (Placentia West), will provide medical and community health services to approximately 3,000 residents in the surrounding communities.

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Casey House redevelopment enters construction

Casey House, a pioneer in HIV/AIDS health care and palliative care in Toronto, Ont., recently announced that construction of a 58,000-square-foot redevelopment project has begun at Jarvis St. and Isabella St. The $32-million development involves the renovation of an existing heritage property and the construction of a new and improved contemporary health care addition.

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St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame relocated

As a result of a $150,000 donation from the Fallsview Resort and Casino, the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame has been relocated to the concourse level of the City’s Meridian Centre. The hall features the achievements and accomplishments of St. Catharines, Ont. athletes who have participated in sporting events at the provincial, national and international level.
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Quebec data services centre nears completion

A new state-of-the-art Cogeco Data Services Centre is on track to open in Kirkland, Que. this spring. The 100,000-square foot facility will be the fifth Cogeco project of its kind in Canada, bringing the company’s total data centre capacity to over 200,000 square feet.

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B.C. mental health facility accepts $1-mil in funds

The new Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is one step closer to reality thanks to a recent donation of $1-million from Bell Let’s Talk. Once complete, the $82-million, eight-storey development will be the largest purpose-built mental health facility in British Columbia.

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Research facilities receive $25-mil in funding

Nine national research facilities have received a total of $25-million in funding for ongoing operations and maintenance from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund. This fund allows researchers to undertake world-class research and technology development leading to social, economic and environmental benefits for Canadians.

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Manitoba ACCESS centre enters construction

The Government of Manitoba has invested $8.9-million into the construction and development of a new bilingual ACCESS centre in St. Boniface, Man., scheduled for completion in summer 2016. ACCESS centres offer health and social services to community residents. These include public health, primary care, mental health, employment and income assistance, early learning and child care, children’s disability, community living disability, and home care services.

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New Royal Alberta Museum enters construction

The new Royal Alberta Museum, a 419,000-square-foot development, has entered construction in downtown Edmonton, Alta. The facility, which will become the largest museum in western Canada, will feature over 82,000 square feet of exhibition space focused on the natural and human history of Alberta. It replaces and doubles the size of an existing facility, built in 1967.
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New Yukon Dept. of Environment building opens

A $2.46-million Department of Environment building has officially opened in Watson Lake, Yukon. The 3,000-square-foot energy-efficient building includes four offices, a meeting room, work bays, a biological submission room, storage room, washrooms, and space for seasonal staff.

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Phase one complete for Winnipeg health centre

Winnipeg’s Misericordia Health Centre is currently undergoing extensive renovations, upgrades and additions and phase one is now complete. The $43-million project, set to open in stages, includes the Buhler Eye Care Centre, PRIME program, and Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre. During phase one of construction, an existing facility, known as the Maryland South building, was demolished to make way for a two-storey complex housing the aforementioned programs and centres.
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A new community ice rink for T.O.’s Regent Park

Toronto’s new and improved Regent Park ice rink has officially opened at 480 Shuter St., boasting new lighting, dasherboards and fencing. The rink is part of a larger project, the Regent Park Athletic Grounds, which is currently under construction. The state-of-the-art sports facility is slated for completion later this year.

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Winnipeg sporting facility to enter phase two

A 124,000-square-foot Sport for Life Centre in Winnipeg is set to enter the second phase of construction in spring 2015. The first phase of construction opened in April 2010. The one-of-a-kind facility, which will feature space for sport training and programs, recreational pursuits and youth leadership development, will be used as a venue for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.