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It Takes an (Eco) Village: Summerland Energy Centre

The new Summerland Energy Centre in Okanagan, British Columbia, is a big step towards a more environmentally friendly future. It’s the first utility-scale solar and battery storage facility in the region! Utility-scale power plants are large energy systems that combine solar power with battery storage technology. Energy is harnessed from the sun, while the battery storage system stores extra energy produced during sunny periods. Plus, the Summerland Energy Centre helps lower energy costs for residents!

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Branching Out and Turning Over a New Leaf at the Maple Community Centre and Library

Whether you are looking to play a new sport, or get comfortable with a new book, upgraded community infrastructure in Vaughan has got it all. The recently revitalized Maple Community Centre and Library in Vaughan, Ontario is providing residents of all ages with modernized and accessible spaces to come together as a community, get active and learn.

Publication date: July 15, 2024
Region: Ontario
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Ontario Community, culture and recreation Article 2024-07-15

Rising from the Ashes: The Winnipeg River Heritage Museum

Along the picturesque edge of the Winnipeg River, lies the small rural town of St-Georges – home to the Winnipeg River Heritage Museum in St-Georges, Manitoba. Built with the community in mind, the new museum brings history to life in an interactive way.

Publication date: July 9, 2024
Region: Manitoba
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Manitoba Community, culture and recreation Article 2024-07-09

The Nancy Pauw Bridge: 100 Years in the Making

In the heart of charming Banff, Alberta, the Nancy Pauw Bridge is connecting communities and encouraging sustainable, active transportation by providing residents and visitors with a safe, efficient, and scenic passage across the Bow River.

Publication date: Juy 3rd, 2024
Region: Alberta
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Alberta Transit and Mobility Article 2024-07-03

Planted in Winnipeg, Blooming With Cultural and Natural Diversity

With support from the federal government, The Leaf opened its doors in 2022 to provide visitors with captivating environmental and cultural learning opportunities. The facility includes multiple biomes and gardens, representing different climates and featuring a wide array of plant life from Canada and around the world.

Publication date: June 25, 2024
Region: Manitoba
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Manitoba Community, culture and recreation Article 2024-06-25

Splash into Summer at the Fort Simpson Park

The Fort Simpson Park and Splash Pad is an example of how federal investments in public recreational spaces can create healthier, happier, and more united communities. Imagine a place where laughter fills the air, where children can play, and families and friends meet to spend quality time together. This vision has come to life in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.

Publication date: June 18, 2024
Region: Northwest Territories
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Northwest Territories Community, culture and recreation Article 2024-06-18

A Safe Place for Shaping Young Lives

For over half a century, Wyndham House, located in Guelph, Ontario, has been providing a safe place to which youth in need can turn. Strengthened by federal funding, Wyndham House offers tailored programs and services through their Youth Hub, Youth Emergency Shelter, and Supportive Housing Programs to prevent, reduce, and ultimately end youth homelessness in the community.

Publication date: June 11, 2024
Region: Ontario
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

Ontario Housing and Homelessness Article 2024-06-11

A Bus Station is Driving Chicoutimi Forward

The federal government invested in an accessible and efficient bus station in Chicoutimi, Québec: Station Cégep. The station’s strategic location near the hospital and the college campus connects the community to higher education and healthcare while reducing road congestion and air pollution.

Publication date: May 28, 2024
Region: Québec
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Québec Transit and Mobility Article 2024-05-28

Aunt Leah’s House: Helping Families Stay Together and Thrive

Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Aunt Leah's House, is helping prevent homelessness and family separation in the community with a goal of building brighter futures for mothers and their children.

Publication date: May 21, 2024
Region: British Columbia
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

British Columbia Housing and Homelessness Article 2024-05-21

Yorkton’s Path to a Greener Future

An existing stretch of just over 2.2 kilometres of gravel trail at the Logan Green Pathway in Yorkton, Saskatchewan has been transformed to smooth asphalt. This upgrade enhances accessibility, ensuring people of all ages and abilities can fully enjoy the space.

Publication date: May 14, 2024
Region: Saskatchewan
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Saskatchewan Transit and Mobility Article 2024-05-14

From Sand Dunes to Shorelines: The Cedar Dunes Project’s Epic Battle Against Erosion

Innovation and beauty go hand in hand in West Point, Prince Edward Island. An innovative shoreline project at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is helping to reduce the impacts of climate change and erosion, while rebuilding beautiful sand dunes for which PEI is known.

Publication date: May 9, 2024
Region: Prince Edward Island
Category: Climate Resilience
Media: Article

Prince Edward Island Climate Resilience Article 2024-05-09

The Story Behind Pond Inlet's New On-Demand Bus Service

Pond Inlet, Nunavut, also known as the "Jewel of the North" for its scenic mountain sides, has a new on-demand bus service. With a population of around 1,600 residents, the rural community previously relied on personal transportation for getting around. Made possible with federal and municipal funding, the new service fills a crucial gap, particularly for those with mobility restrictions or without personal vehicles.

Publication date: April 29, 2024
Region: Nunavut
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Nunavut Transit and Mobility Article 2024-04-29

A Home for Every Hero in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, Alberta is proud to have achieved Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness through collaborative efforts with partners. This important milestone means that Veterans in the community of Fort McMurray are able to access safe and affordable housing.

Publication date: April 8, 2024
Region: Alberta
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

Alberta Housing and Homelessness Article 2024-04-08

Kashgêk’: Connecting Cultural, Healing, and Sustainability

The Kashgêk’ building is a symbol of cultural pride, healing, and sustainability. The state-of-the-art building not only serves as a central gathering place for the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, but also pays tribute to Chief Johnnie Smith’s impactful legacy. The building’s design integrates important elements of the community and landscape with sustainable innovations like solar panels. It stands as an important sanctuary for healing, resilience, and inclusivity.

Publication date: April 2, 2024
Region: Yukon
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Yukon Community, culture and recreation Article 2024-03-25

Modernizing Water Treatment Plants in the Northwest Territories

Thanks in part to Infrastructure Canada funding, 16 communities across the NWT are now benefiting from new modern water treatment plants and existing plants have been upgraded to meet modern standards, including upgrades to water filtration.

Publication date: March 12, 2024
Region: Northwest Territories
Category: Drinking water and wastewater
Media: Article

Northwest Territories Drinking water and wastewater Article 2024-03-12

The Theodore O'Hara Sets Sail for Smoother Journeys in Nova Scotia

A cable ferry in Nova Scotia is doing things a bit differently! The Theodore O’Hara isn’t your typical boat; instead of a regular motor engine, it uses cables to cruise across the water. This helps the ferry easily handle tricky currents while also contributing to lower levels of pollution. The ferry connects Port Bickerton and Isaacs Harbour, providing residents and visitors with a safer and more reliable transportation option.

Publication date: March 5, 2024
Region: Nova Scotia
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Nova Scotia Transit and Mobility Article 2024-03-05

It Takes an (Eco) Village: Summerland Energy Centre

The new Summerland Energy Centre in Okanagan, British Columbia, is a big step towards a more environmentally friendly future. It’s the first utility-scale solar and battery storage facility in the region! Utility-scale power plants are large energy systems that combine solar power with battery storage technology. Energy is harnessed from the sun, while the battery storage system stores extra energy produced during sunny periods. Plus, the Summerland Energy Centre helps lower energy costs for residents!

Publication date: February 26, 2024
Region: British Columbia
Category: Climate Resilience
Media: Article

British Columbia Climate Resilience Article 2024-02-26

Transforming Lives and Empowering Youth in Calgary

The Triveri House in Calgary, Alberta is working to prevent and eliminate homelessness among young people across the city. Through Reaching Home funding, the program doesn’t only provide shelter, it also helps address individual needs. The Triveri House offers services that focus on personal empowerment to help break the cycles of homelessness and make sure every young person has a chance at a brighter future.

Publication date: February 13, 2024
Region: Alberta
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

Alberta Housing and Homelessness Article 2024-02-13

Creating Wetlands for Environmental Sustainability

An aerial view of a wetland in a valley

An Okanagan Falls wetland is leading the way in environmental sustainability and community well-being. Located next to the Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant, the wetland showcases how thoughtful planning and environmentally friendly initiatives can lead to significant positive impacts.

Publication date: January 29, 2024
Region: British Columbia
Category: Climate Resilience
Media: Article

British Columbia Climate Resilience Article 2024-01-29

How the Reaching Home Program is Providing Support to Indigenous Clients in Regina

In Regina, Saskatchewan, the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre is making a lasting impact in its clients' lives. Funded under the federal government's "Reaching Home" program, the centre provides critical support to those facing homelessness that goes beyond shelter. With increased housing staff and dedicated supportive housing spaces, the centre has been focusing its efforts on better identifying the specific needs of each and every client, as well as enhancing their overall wellbeing and stability within the city.

Publication date: January 8, 2024
Region: Saskatchewan
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

Saskatchewan Housing and Homelessness Article 2024-01-08

Carving a Winter Legacy with Upgrades to the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park

The Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park underwent a transformation with expansion, modernization, and accessibility improvements, turning it into a premier winter sports destination. This investment was pivotal in ensuring the park's readiness for the 2023 Canada Winter Games, providing state-of-the-art facilities and upgraded infrastructure.

Publication date: December 18, 2023
Region: Prince Edward Island
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Prince Edward Island Community, culture and recreation Article 2023-12-18

Bridging History and Infrastructure: Ross River Suspension Bridge

The Ross River suspension bridge stood as a historical gem until a 2013 inspection revealed its imminent failure. Threatened by demolition, public outcry led to the effort to salvage the 70-year-old bridge. With repairs that stabilized its towers and enhanced the overall safety, the bridge reopened in the summer of 2018. Beyond preserving its history, the bridge fosters a healthier, more connected community.

Publication date: December 12, 2023
Region: Yukon
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Yukon Transit and Mobility Article 2023-12-12

Preserving History and Ensuring Safety: The Mesachie Lake Fire Hall

After over 80 years of serving the community of Mesachie Lake in the Cowichan Valley Regional District of British Columbia, the historically significant Mesachie Lake Fire Hall faced the inevitable challenge of aging infrastructure. Extensive renovations brought the Fire Hall back to life, ensuring not only a modern and safe space for the community’s brave volunteer fire fighters but also longstanding community safety.

Publication date: December 5, 2023
Region: British Columbia
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

British Columbia Community, Culture and Recreation Article 2023-12-05

From Isolation to Inclusion: Reaching Home's Impact in Dufferin County

Dufferin County, Ontario strides toward ending homelessness through Anchor Social, a transformative program fostering vital connections for the county’s most vulnerable. The program bridges gaps by offering support, services, and warm meals. This initiative, bolstered by Reaching Home partnerships, exemplifies community power, empathy, and dedication. Together, they're crafting a space where everyone finds a home, proving that no one is left behind in the journey toward functional zero homelessness.

Publication date: November 20, 2023
Region: Ontario
Category: Housing and Homelessness
Media: Article

Ontario Housing and Homelessness Article 2023-11-20

Innovating Urban Living: Montréal's Smart City

In the City of Montréal, innovation is the driving force behind transformative solutions for urban challenges. A collaborative effort to enhance the quality of life of and meet the fundamental needs of residents has united local project owners and partners to set sights on two pivotal areas: mobility and food accessibility.

Publication date: November 17, 2023
Region: Québec
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Québec Community, Culture and Recreation Article 2023-11-17

From Challenge to Change: Nunavut's Smart Cities Success Story

Nunavut communities are prioritizing the well-being of Nunavummiut youth through the innovative Katinnganiq Makerspace Network (KMN). Their mission addresses a pressing issue: Nunavut's suicide rate, which stands at a staggering ten times the national average. Through strengthened support networks and mental health initiatives, they are helping create a brighter future for the youth of Nunavut.

Publication date: November 16, 2023
Region: Nunavut
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Nunavut Community, Culture and Recreation Article 2023-11-16

Serving Success: Guelph-Wellington’s Food Solutions

The City of Guelph and County of Wellington have been stirring up positive change with their initiative, Our Food Future. Their efforts have yielded impressive results, preventing over 168,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, serving close to 170,000 nutritious meals, and transforming over 84,000 tonnes of surplus food diverted, recycled or upcycled into new products.

Publication date: November 15, 2023
Region: Ontario
Category: Climate resilience
Media: Article

Ontario Climate resilience Article 2023-11-15

Energize Bridgewater: Illuminating the Path to a New Energy Economy

In 2017, nearly four out of ten residents in the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia experienced energy poverty, a challenge that affected the lives and well-being of its residents. Today, the community is at the forefront of an innovative transformation with their initiative, Energize Bridgewater. Their vision is nothing short of revolutionary: striving for a future where energy services are not only universally accessible and affordable, but also clean, efficient, and secure.

Publication date: November 14, 2023
Region: Nova Scotia
Category: Climate Resilience
Media: Article

Nova Scotia Climate Resilience Article 2023-11-14

An Ontario Township Is Turning the Tap On to Clean Water Once Again

Drinking water now reaches 5,700 residents in Glencoe, Ontario, thanks to a vital infrastructure upgrade. The municipality has experienced water crises due to aging infrastructure, particularly the Main Street water main. In 2018, a pipeline break prompted a boil-water advisory. With $780K from federal funding in 2021, the drinking water mainline was reconstructed, including the installation of a wider pipe. This ensures reliable water for Glencoe’s current and future residents.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Ontario
Category: Drinking water and wastewater
Media: Article

Ontario Drinking water and wastewater Article 2023-10-26

Safeguarding the Ottawa River through Innovative Sewage Solutions

The Ottawa Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel Project is a $230 million infrastructure initiative that is fortifying the city against the impacts of climate change while protecting Canada's vital waterways, ensuring a cleaner, safer future for its residents and the Ottawa River.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Ontario
Category: Drinking water and wastewater
Media: Article

Ontario Drinking water and wastewater Article 2023-10-26

The Chief William Commanda Bridge: A Symbol of Unity and Sustainability

The rehabilitated Chief William Commanda Bridge symbolizes unity, accessibility, and environmental stewardship. Originally built in 1880 as a railway link connecting Ontario and Quebec, it has been revitalized into a year-round interprovincial multi-use pathway. This transformation enhances the community's active transportation options, promoting a cleaner, faster, and more sustainable way of life. By honoring Chief William Commanda, a bridge builder between communities, the bridge embodies our shared values of unity, understanding, and collaboration in shaping a better future.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Ontario
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Ontario Transit and mobility Article 2023-10-26

All-Season Access Road Marks a New Era of Connectivity and Prosperity

The Tłıchǫ All-Season Road is a 97-km gravel highway that now links Whatì to Highway 3 year-round, revolutionizing accessibility in the Northwest Territories. Formerly reliant on seasonal air travel, Whatì now enjoys uninterrupted access to vital services, reducing costs and opening doors to economic opportunities. Beyond infrastructure, this road is a testament to collaborative vision and innovative-thinking.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Nunavut
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Nunavut Transit and Mobility Article 2023-10-26

Revitalized Yarmouth Ferry Terminal: A Gateway to Nova Scotia's Charm

The Yarmouth Ferry Terminal now offers reliable, efficient, and enjoyable travel between Nova Scotia and the United States. Upgrades include streamlined toll booths, enhanced safety measures, and smooth transit enhancements. These improvements not only ensure a seamless travel experience but also give a significant boost to local tourism.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Nova Scotia
Category: Transit and Mobility
Media: Article

Nova Scotia Transit and Mobility Article 2023-10-26

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Future - FortWhyte Alive’s Green Transformation For the Love of Nature

Exterior of the Richardson Interpretive Centre building at FortWhyte Alive in Manitoba

The Richardson Interpretive Centre at FortWhyte Alive in Manitoba has undergone a remarkable transformation, becoming a beacon of sustainability and environmental education. With a deep energy retrofit, it's now a greener space, reducing electricity consumption by 36%. The expansion promises an enriched experience for visitors and schoolchildren, fostering a deeper connection with nature and heritage.

Publication date: October 26, 2023
Region: Manitoba
Category: Community, Culture and Recreation
Media: Article

Manitoba Community, Culture and Recreation Article 2023-10-26

A New Footbridge Is Paving the Way for a More Sustainable and Connected Urban Experience

Providing a crossing point over the historic Rideau Canal, the Flora Footbridge in Ottawa, Ontario promotes biking and walking and improves access to public transit. The Footbridge is one of the many infrastructure projects that supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to environmentally friendly commuting options, and gives Ottawa’s population more options for how to get around their community

Publication date: June 8, 2022
Region: Ontario
Category: Transit and mobility
Media: Video

Ontario Transit and Mobility Video 2022-06-08

Bike Parkades Are Ensuring Confident Cycling and Secure Transit Hubs

The new TransLink Bike Parkades in Vancouver, British Columbia are propelling green transportation and giving more people the choice to bike to get around in their everyday lives. With over 40% of metro Vancouver's population eager to cycle more often, this new, safe and secure parking provides residents the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of confidently cycling to transit hubs, knowing their bikes are stored safely and securely.

Publication date: November 16, 2022
Region: British Columbia
Category: Transit and mobility
Media: Video

British Columbia Transit and mobility Video 2022-11-16

A New Recreation Center Fosters Community Connections

The Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre provides a gathering space for residents in Niverville, Manitoba – one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities. The Centre houses a full-size arena, running track, two-storey indoor playground, meeting spaces, and childcare services. This infrastructure project supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring Canadian communities continue to be great places to call home. The Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre will help foster community connections for many years to come.

Publication date: September 7, 2022
Region: Manitoba
Category: Community, culture, and recreation
Media: Video

Manitoba Community, culture, and recreation Video 2022-09-07

Accommodating International Athletes in Saskatoon 365 Days a Year

Saskatoon's Gordie Howe Sports Complex expansion has redefined local sports. With indoor and outdoor facilities accommodating athletes year-round, including artificial turf fields, baseball training, and Nordic ski trails, the complex has already hosted international athletic events. This investment enhances sports and underscores Saskatoon's commitment to active living and global sports recognition.

Publication date: July 5, 2022
Region: Saskatchewan
Category: Community, culture, and recreation
Media: Video

Saskatchewan Community, culture, and recreation Video 2022-07-05

Fueling Scientific Innovation at St. John's Memorial University Core Science Facility

St. John’s Memorial University’s Core Science Facility paves the way for current and future students, and faculty. With innovative research and lab spaces, including 3,500 lab fixtures, 190 fume hoods, 21 biosafety hoods, and 380 adaptable benches, this 480,000 square-foot facility is the campus’s largest infrastructure project since 1961. Beyond a building, the state-of-the-art Core Science Facility signifies an investment in a brighter future.

Publication date: June 15, 2022
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Category: Community, culture, and recreation
Media: Video

Newfoundland and Labrador Community, culture, and recreation Video 2022-06-15

Solar Panels Are Illuminating the Path Towards a Greener Tomorrow

The Transit Facility Rooftop Solar Project in Airdrie, Alberta embraces the power of renewable energy sources. As the community’s second rooftop solar panel system, it includes 1,024 solar panels and is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 63 passenger vehicles from the road each year.

Publication date: September 6, 2022
Region: Alberta
Category: Climate resilience
Media: Video

Alberta Climate resilience Video 2022-09-06

An Urban Forest Project Is Growing Every Day, and So Are the Benefits

The Urban Forest project in York Region, Ontario takes root, aiming to plant more than 400,000 trees and shrubs. The Urban Forest is just one of the many infrastructure projects that proactively reduces the impacts of climate change. By strengthening the region's tree canopy, this initiative addresses air quality concerns while functioning as a natural defence against flooding, keeping residents safe and fostering a resilient community.

Publication date: June 8, 2022
Region: Ontario
Category: Climate resilience
Media: Video

Ontario Climate resilience Video 2022-06-08