|2/24/2014 - Asset Management BC - Winter Edition
Asset Management BC has released its Winter Newsletter.
The attached link will bring you to the copy:
- Asset Management BC - Winter Edition ( AMBC Newsletter Edition 10 Winter 2014.pdf )
|2/13/2014 - CPWA Press Release - CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure
For Immediate Release : February 13, 2014
Contact: Alan Young,Tactix Government Relations and Public Affairs, Ottawa, ON, Direct Line: 613-696-0866
CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire)--The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA)
commends the government’s announcement today regarding the New Building Canada Plan.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the parameters of their flagship infrastructure program and
reiterated the importance of investing in long-lasting infrastructure that improves the quality of life
of all Canadians.
The 10-year New Building Canada Plan will inject $53.5 billion in public infrastructure throughout
“The Government’s commitment to stable, long-term infrastructure funding will help
all sectors thrive” said Darwin K. Durnie, president of the CPWA. “The Government has clearly
recognized infrastructure as a social and economic driver and has continued to invest to make it
“Furthermore, the 2014 budget announced this week provides additional funding for key projects
that will improve the vitality of our economy. The added focus on core economic infrastructure is
the right thing to do, and it will contribute to Canada’s long-term prosperity,” added Durnie.
“We applaud the government for this strong commitment which will provide predictable and
flexible funding to communities of all sizes and needs across Canada,” said Durnie.
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), or Association Canadienne des Travaux Publics, was
founded in 1986 to enhance the services of APWA to the Canadian public works community and to
improve the quality of public works products and services to Canadian citizens. CPWA’s 2200 members
in Canada, plan, build, operate, maintain and sustain the public works and infrastructure that improve our
quality of community life.
- CPWA Press Release - February 13, 2014 ( CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure FNL3 02 13 14 .pdf )
|1/27/2014 - CPWA Announces Criteria for 2014 National Public Works Week Awards
CPWA is pleased to announce the CPWA National Public Works Week awards program for 2014.
This is the 54th year of celebration for National Public Works Week in North America. Since its beginning in 1960, agencies, municipalities, and regions have used this week to educate and inform the public about the essential role that public works plays in the quality of their community life. Equally important are promoting the choice of public works as a career choice for the working force of the future and recognizing those whose who currently serve in these crucial public roles.
We invite and encourage your agency and community to join in the celebration and to join the CPWA National Public Works Week awards program.
Artwork to accompany the theme will be ready in February 2014.
The criteria is outlined in the document linked here:
- 2014 CPWA NPWW Criteria ( National Public Works Week 2014 Awards Criteria and Application.docx )
|1/8/2014 - CPWA has a new mailing address
The Canadian Public Works Association has changed our address in Ottawa. Please note that as of January 1, 2014 CPWA can be reached at the following address:
Canadian Public Works Association
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1150
For e-mail, the most efficient way to reach CPWA is to e-mail Peter King, Executive Director at:
|12/12/2013 - CPWA/APWA Announce Theme For 2014 National Public Works Week
CPWA and APWA have announced the theme for 2014 National Public Works Week!
Building for today, Planning for tomorrow.
The message is the classic theme of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it. Focusing on the communities; "building" points out the day to day aspect of public works that is quality of life, while "planning" references the sustainable practices that ensure that quality of life for future generations.
National Public Works Week (NPWW) will be celebrated in Canada and the United States during the week of May 18-24, 2014. Details on CPWA's annual NPWW competition will be available in January. New artwork and posters will also be introduced in January 2014.
For more information on National Public Works Week, visit the link below:
- National Public Works Week 2014 ( http://www.apwa.net/discover/national-public-works-week )
|12/11/2013 - Richmond Hill Receives Award for National Public Works Week Events
OTTAWA, ON – Richmond Hill, Ontario received a top honours award yesterday from the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) for its 2013 National Public Works Week (NPWW) events. The Town was presented with the first place award in the Medium Centre category for municipalities with populations between 75,001 and 250,000 in the nation-wide NPWW awards program. CPWA National Public Works Week Chair Kealy Dedman, P.Eng, presented the Award to Richmond Hill’s Mayor Dave Barrow last night at Richmond Hill’s Council Meeting.
More than 1,000 residents and many local dignitaries, including Mayor Dave Barrow, Members of Council and representatives from the Federal and Provincial Governments, attended Richmond Hill’s NPWW Open House.
Richmond Hill’s Public Works Week Open House featured interactive displays, equipment and demonstrations, as well as guided van tours of the Operations Centre. In addition to Public Works displays and information, a Healthy Yards event and backyard composting workshop taught residents about waste diversion and resource management. The annual Open House Charity Barbecue raised funds for two Richmond Hill charities (Hospice Richmond Hill and Hill House Hospice).
Richmond Hill’s NPWW also hosted a York Region Municipal Challenge, providing a unique opportunity for public works staff from the nine York Region municipalities and the Regional Municipality of York to showcase their skill levels and expertise in four events - a backhoe challenge, a five-ton truck course, a truck and trailer challenge and a water main repair challenge. The events are arranged by staff and take place at Richmond Hill’s award-winning snow storage facility.
CPWA was particularly impressed by Richmond Hill’s outreach to fifth graders in the community. Approximately 320 students from six schools participated in tours that highlighted the benefits of public works services. Through demonstrations about water and wastewater, heavy equipment use, and the creation of municipal street signs, students were able to increase their knowledge and understanding of public works and its role in the broader municipal government context. Students were also invited to submit an entry into the Paint a Plow contest.
“Richmond Hill hosted its 16th National Public Works Week this year and we couldn’t have done it without our dedicated staff,” said Mayor Dave Barrow. “Day in and day out, they demonstrate their commitment to providing exceptional service to our community by raising awareness about the services and impact public works has on the Town and the quality of life they help to maintain.”
National Public Works Week is celebrated annually in May to recognize the thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.
For more information about Richmond Hill’s National Public Works Week events and services, visit RichmondHill.ca/NPWW or contact Grant Taylor, Director, Public Works Operations, at 905-780-2966 or email@example.com.
For more information about CPWA/APWA, visit apwa.net.