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Canada & FCM Launch New Asset Management Initiative

September 29, 2017 - 10:23 am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are launching a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset management...

Categories: National, News

Prov. & Fed. Governments Convene Infrastructure Consultation

September 22, 2017 - 12:40 pm

On September 21st, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, convened the second federal, provincial, and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Minister Sohi and Minister Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, co-hosted the meeting. “The...

Categories: National, News

Saint-Isidore, Que. Invests in Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems

September 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration with municipalities to help them renew their public infrastructure,”...

Categories: News, Quebec

ScaleUP Ventures closes $100 Million Venture Fund

September 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

ScaleUP Ventures Inc. has announced the third and final close of its first fund, over-achieving on the original target of $50 million, bringing the fund's total capital commitment to over $100 million. The final closing brings fresh capital out of B.C., including funds from the Province of British Columbia...

Categories: National, News

FCM Annual Report Highlights Water & Wastewater Projects

September 8, 2017 - 11:20 am

Last week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released the annual report on its Green Municipal Fund (GMF), which through 2016 and 2017 informed FCM’s work on capacity building in the water and wastewater project space. In a letter addressed to its stakeholders, FCM’s president, Jenny...

Categories: National, News

Nfld. and Labrador Announces Funding for Wastewater, Water Systems

September 5, 2017 - 11:41 am

Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced $38.8 million for projects that will support improvements in municipal wastewater and water systems. The money is being allocated under the Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works program. Premier Ball made the...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

EDC Issues First Green Bond in Canadian Dollars

August 30, 2017 - 1:07 pm

Canadian export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), has priced its first Green Bond in Canadian dollars in response to global interest in climate financing. Priced at CAD 500 million, the 1.80% Fixed Rate Green Bond is due September 1, 2022. The lead underwriters were B of A Merrill...

Categories: National, News

Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results

August 29, 2017 - 11:52 am

The federal government has an announced the creation of an expert panel to address adaptation to climate change. Today, Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the launch of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results. “Acting now...

Categories: National, News

Development Bank Continues to Accelerate Canadian (Water) Tech Growth

August 23, 2017 - 10:52 am

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is supporting more Canadian entrepreneurs than ever before, with 49,000 business owners receiving its services, up 17 per cent from the year before, according to BDC's 2016–17 annual report. "Helping entrepreneurs thrive is our greatest ambition. BDC...

Categories: National, News

FCM President's Statement on Infrastructure Investment

August 17, 2017 - 10:05 am

Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg, issued the following statement after addressing delegates at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference on infrastructure priorities, water systems, and climate change: I...

Categories: News, Ontario

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