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  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Phase 2 of the Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project in Hamilton, Ontario – one of the largest environmental remediation projects in Canada – is moving forward according to schedule, Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD) said in its latest release.  This project, conducted by FRPD and their partner Milestone Environmental Contracting, is located in the […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Toxic releases into surface waters in the Great Lakes Basin increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Toxics Release Inventory report published yesterday. Nationwide, toxic surface water discharges decreased by 3 percent. “This is a significant increase in toxic releases to our waters – and an […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York Sea Grant are hosting a series of public workshops across New York’s Great Lakes basin to provide information on the Great Lakes Action Agenda, Commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday. “The Great Lakes Action Agenda is an important tool to help achieve our shared vision […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, Ontario, Canada, has announced funding for a disaster mitigation initiative along Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. Under the plan, the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority will rehabilitate the shoreline at select locations along Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. In recent years, high water […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Building upon historic changes undertaken earlier this year to improve Lake Erie water quality, Ohio has reached an agreement with Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario to achieve a 40 percent reduction in the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie’s western basin by 2025.  “Lake Erie is one of our state’s crown jewels for […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has received $41.859 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan, to complete projects across the District’s area of responsibility.  This is in addition to the $54.956 million the District has already received in the Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget. “This is a critical time for investments […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water. In an article published online December 17 in the Proceedings of […]

  • 26 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Associated Engineering has announced that they have received an Award of Excellence for the Burnaby Lake Rejuvenation Project at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala held last night in Ottawa, Ontario. Judges noted that the project demonstrates excellence in engineering, innovation, and environmental management. Jointly sponsored by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) and […]

  • 30 September 2013

    An important milestone for the Randle Reef sediment remediation project has been reached, with the partners announcing today that all legal agreements to fund and implement the project have been completed and signed. The Governments of Canada and Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U.S. Steel Canada, the City of Burlington, and […]

  • 1 December 2011

    Prior to leaving Douglas in June, dredging around the Keewatin is about to start as part of the preparation work on the ship. The owner of the 350-foot-long ship, R.J. Peterson sold it to Gil Blutrich, Chairman and president of Skyline International Development Inc., a private Canadian investment and management company, on Wednesday. Blutrich is […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met yesterday to discuss their ongoing partnership to grow the economy and create jobs. On behalf of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, they released the first-ever regional strategy to jumpstart the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system. The strategy’s objectives are to […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Karl Jansen to announce a $2.179 million dredging project in the Black Rock Channel yesterday. Work will focus on three areas of the channel. Dredging in the first area, closest to the Black Rock Channel entrance – water adjacent to LaSalle […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released a new article named “Randle Reef Sediment Remediation: Current Status of Construction and Next Steps”, introducing some very interesting facts about the Hamilton Harbor remediation project. As Canada’s largest port on the Great Lakes, Hamilton Harbor has a long history of industrial activity, especially steel-making, said IADC in the […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter pushed congressional leaders yesterday to support Rochester area workers and businesses by including critical support for the Rochester Harbor in a must-pass government operations bill. Slaughter’s push would secure $2.32 million to support the operation and maintenance of Rochester Harbor, and would allow the harbor to undergo critical dredging operations to preserve its effectiveness […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA has announced new senior staff appointments that will focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality. Karl Gebhardt, currently Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) chief and deputy director for water resources, will focus his efforts solely on being the deputy director for water resources to complete two main tasks. One is to […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Tom Reed announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide over $3 million in federal funds to update flood warning systems and prepare for flooding in communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region. “The federal government has a responsibility to protect public safety and I am committed to ensuring our communities […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Toronto Mayor John Tory together with other government officials and local residents yesterday attended a ground-breaking ceremony in the city, to mark the start of excavation on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project. Over a decade in planning, the project is implementing a comprehensive strategy for flood protection of […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter yesterday announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will complete dredging at Rochester Harbor this week. This season’s dredging operation included removal of over 180,000 cubic yards of material from the Port of Rochester and 5,000 cubic yards from Irondequoit Bay. Slaughter has secured more than $5 million since 2013 for […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), the administration of Mayor Tom Richards, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Essroc celebrated the docking of Essroc’s cargo ship, the Stephen B. Roman, in the Port of Rochester. The ship, which has a capacity of 7400 metric tons, was unable to dock for over two-and-a-half years due […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    WEDA’s Chair of the Environmental Commission, Craig Vogt, announced the 2014 winners of the WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards at the organization’s annual conference held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually in two categories: navigation dredging and environmental dredging. For navigation dredging: The 2014 […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Minister of Natural Resources and the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Member of Parliament for Kenora, Greg Rickford on behalf of Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday announced the completion of a harbor improvement project at Vermilion Bay Harbor.   The enhancements at Vermilion Bay included replacing the concrete deck […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The communities of Bayfield, Lion’s Head, Port Elgin, Dyer’s Bay, Howdenvale, Meaford, Big Bay (North Keppel), White Cloud Island, Pembroke, and Silver Water in Ontario are welcoming important federal investments that will benefit their local harbor infrastructure. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey, has announced that […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The 2019 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting is set to begin next week at the Embassy Suites Memphis, Tennessee. The event – taking place March 6-8, 2019 – will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management and re-use, surveying, etc. According to […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, and Mayor of the City of Toronto, John Tory, joined Waterfront Toronto CEO Will Fleissig earlier this week to announce joint funding of $1.185 billion for Waterfront Toronto. The Government of Canada will contribute up to $384 million to this project, and […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have announced that Mississauga will be receiving almost $10 million in combined funding under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement. City projects approved through the CWWF include flood storage facilities that will mitigate flooding risks, sediment removal from stormwater management ponds to improve […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    On behalf of the Government of Canada, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha and the Minister of Status of Women, has announced four contract awards totaling $330 million for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program in Central Ontario. The contracts include the canal restoration works, repair of dams, locks, canal walls and other […]