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Dec 16, 2014 –
Crown review finds Partnerships BC fulfilling its mandate
Dec 16, 2014 –
Surrey Organics Biofuel Processing Facility moves ahead
Nov 25, 2014 –
North Island Hospitals Project wins award for innovation and excellence
Nov 3, 2014 –
Emily Carr University names preferred proponent and prospective designer
Nov, 2014 –
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Releases Report: Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies
Oct 31, 2014 –
B.C. supports wood innovation with opening of WIDC
Oct 30, 2014 –
Partnerships BC Appoints Vice Presidents
Oct 28, 2014 –
Three British Columbia Projects Winners at 17th Annual CCPPP Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s
Oct 28, 2014 –
17th Annual Awards Celebrate Exceptional Innovation and Excellence in P3s
Sep 17, 2014 –
RFQ release for new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital
Sep 3, 2014 –
BC Hydro Procurement Update: Worker Accommodation RFP Issued to Three Shortlisted Proponents
Aug 7, 2014 –
Breaking ground on North Island Hospitals Project
July 2, 2014 –
North Island Hospitals Project green bond issue a first
June 16, 2014 –
Critical care tower at Surrey Memorial Hospital officially opens
June 6, 2014 –
Partnerships BC appoints new president and chief executive officer
June 4, 2014 –
Construction begins on top floors of VJH tower
May 29, 2014 –
Dana Hayden Appointed Chair of Partnerships BC
May 23, 2014 –
Okanagan Correctional Centre breaks ground
May 9, 2014 –
New Teck Acute Care Centre for B.C.’s children moves forward
May 2, 2014 –
Harbour Resource Partners Selected as Preferred Proponent for the Region’s New Wastewater Treatment Plant
May 2, 2014 –
Construction begins for new RIH Clinical Services Building
Apr 28, 2014 –
PHSA and Affinity Partnerships complete financial close for BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital Redevelopment Project
Apr 15, 2014 –
OCC construction on schedule, hiring underway
Apr 10, 2014 –
National and Community Surveys Show Canadians Strongly Support P3 Projects
Apr 4, 2014 –
Selected proponent identified for North Island Hospitals Project
Mar 25, 2014 –
New perinatal unit added to Interior Heart and Surgical Centre
Mar 21, 2014 –
Design builder named for RIH’s Clinical Services Building
Mar 13, 2014 –
Public-Private Partnerships Generate Over $51 Billion for Canadian Economy

Mar 7, 2014 –
Design builder named for completion of VJH tower
Mar 4, 2014 –
BC Hydro Procurement Update: Procurement Initiated for Worker Accommodation
Feb 28, 2014 –
BC Hydro signs major contract for John Hart project
Feb 26, 2014 –
John Hart project business event announced
Feb 25, 2014 –
Teams Shortlisted for the Surrey Organics Biofuel Processing Facility
Feb 5, 2014 –
B.C.’s largest corrections centre locks up safety gains
Jan 13, 2014 –
BC Children’s & BC Women’s hospitals redevelopment project move ahead
Jan 10, 2014 –
Okanagan Correctional Centre nears construction
Dec 21, 2013 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road, B.C.’s newest highway, opens
Dec 13, 2013 –
Another milestone for Emily Carr University redevelopment project
Nov 14, 2013 –
Local contractors and businesses connect with McLoughlin Point Treatment Plant bidding proponents
Nov 12, 2013 –
John Hart project update email notice: preferred contractor announced
Nov 12, 2013 –
John Hart site plan and profile
Nov 1, 2013 –
16th Annual Awards Celebrate Exceptional Innovation and Excellence from Sea to Sea to Sea
Nov 1, 2013 –
Ground-breaking P3 Project Wins Silver Award for Social Housing Innovation
Nov 1, 2013 –
BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North celebrates first anniversary
Oct 24, 2013 –
Local workers well represented on Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre construction project
Oct 8, 2013 –
Premier officially opens Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department
Sep 17, 2013 –
Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project moves forward with signing of contract
Sep 13, 2013 –
Site preparation for RIH Clinical Services Building underway
Aug 30, 2013 –
VSB’s Kitsilano Secondary Renewal on Track with Selection of Firm to Design and Build the School
Aug 6, 2013 –
Interior Health issues Invitation to Tender for Clinical Services Building site preparation
Aug 21, 2013 –
“Delivering value through public private partnerships at home and abroad”, Conference Board of Canada
Aug 19, 2013 –
British Columbia Intelligence Update
Aug 16, 2013 –
Partnerships BC – a new pipeline of deals
Aug 20, 2013 –
Royal Inland redevelopment RFQ short list announced
July 30, 2013 –
Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital project breaks ground
July 26, 2013 –
B.C. sows seeds of new wood engineering master degrees at UNBC
July 12, 2013 –
Request for Proposals Released to Design and Construct McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
July 12, 2013 –
SMH emergency department open for sneak preview
July 5, 2013 –
Construction starts on Oak Bay High replacement
July 4, 2013 –
The Case for Public-Private Partnerships
July 4, 2013 –
Province of Saskatchewan and Cypress Health Region Announcement – New Swift Current Long-Term Care Facility Plan Moves Forward
July 3, 2013 –
Government of Nunavut announces Preferred Proponent for Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project
July 2, 2013 –
Emily Carr University Announces Shortlist Proponents for their New Campus at Great Northern Way
June 28, 2013 –
Capital Regional District Announcement: Shortlist named for McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
June 28, 2013 –
Polson Tower project moves to next stage at Vernon Jubilee Hospital
June 25, 2013 –
Design of new Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital unveiled
June 20, 2013 –
Greater Victoria School District announces preferred proponent for Oak Bay High School
June 19, 2013 –
Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital project moves ahead
May 30, 2013 –
Public-private partnerships an important option for improving Canada’s transportation infrastructure
May 16, 2013 –
Surrey Moves Forward on Organics Biofuel Facility
Apr 12, 2013 –
Ground broken for new Lakes District hospital
Mar 27, 2013 –
Design of new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre unveiled
Mar 27, 2013 –
Shortlist named for acute care centre at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals
Mar 22, 2013 –
Preferred proponent selected for Wood Innovation and Design Centre
Mar 20, 2013 –
Okanagan Correctional Centre takes major steps with historic signing, RFP
Mar 14, 2013 –
Request for Qualifications Released to Design and Construct McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
Mar 12, 2013 –
Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre moves ahead
Mar 8, 2013 –
Milestone reached for new Comox Valley Hospital
Mar 7, 2013 –
Emily Carr University of Art + Design one step closer to new campus
Mar 7, 2013 –
Site preparation contract awarded for Haida Gwaii hospital replacement
Mar 5, 2013 –
RFQ released to complete two floors at Polson Tower
Mar 4, 2013 –
Redevelopment of BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals moves ahead
Feb 21, 2013 –
Milestone reached in cardiac surgery 100 open heart surgeries performed in the Interior
Feb 8, 2013 –
B.C. Utilities Commission approves John Hart generating station replacement
Feb 2013 –
Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Public-Private Partnerships? By Ryan Holeywell, Governing Magazine, with commentary from Sarah Clark, President & CEO of Partnerships BC
Jan 29, 2013 –
Evergreen Line major contract awarded, creating jobs, transit choices
Jan 25, 2013 –
Working Together: BC & BCCA Launch Infrastructure Forum
Jan 22, 2013 –
Construction tender for Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital released
Jan 10, 2013 –
Agreement will revitalize 13 Downtown Eastside hotels
Dec 21, 2012 –
Request for Proposals released for new Haida Gwaii hospital
Dec 12, 2012 –
Major step forward for Okanagan Correctional Centre
Dec 3, 2012 –
Contract Signed with Bombardier to supply Evergreen Line SkyTrain cars
Dec 1, 2012 –
New Port Mann Bridge opens to eight lanes of traffic
Nov 30, 2012 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road opens Dec. 1
Nov 23, 2012 –
15th Annual Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Awards for Innovation and Excellence
Nov 22, 2012 –
Shortlist selected for new hospital on Haida Gwaii
Nov 15, 2012 –
West Coast Infrastructure Exchange – Pacific states and British Columbia announce joint effort to make it easier to finance, build infrastructure projects
Oct 29, 2012 –
Premier Clark opens BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North
Oct 26, 2012 –
Renovation project moves ahead on Downtown Eastside
Oct 12, 2012 –
Building begins at Interior Heart and Surgical Centre
Oct 4, 2012 –
RFP released for new hospital at Burns Lake
Oct 4, 2012 –
Preferred proponent selected for Evergreen Line
Oct 4, 2012 –
Shortlist announced for North Island Hospitals Project
Oct 1, 2012 –
Surrey Memorial Hospital gets topped off
Sep 25, 2012 –
Shortlist Selected for Kitsilano Secondary Schoolw Renewal
Sep 10, 2012 –
Request for Proposals released for Wood Innovation & Design Centre
Aug 31, 2012 –
RFP shortlist for new hospital at Burns Lake
Jul 18, 2012 –
RFQ for new hospital on Haida Gwaii released
Jul 12, 2012 –
Premier Opens Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa
Jul 6, 2012 –
Companies shortlisted to build new John Hart generating station
Jun 22, 2012 –
Agreement reached for Interior Heart and Surgical Centre
Jun 6, 2012 –
RFQ issued for North Island Hospitals Project
May 31, 2012 –
RFQ released for new hospital at Burns Lake
May 25, 2012 –
Premier opens Centennial and Anderson Buildings at KGH
Apr 13, 2012 –
RFQ for Wood Innovation and Design Centre Released
Apr 11, 2012 –
Interior Heart and Surgical Centre moves ahead
Apr 10, 2012 –
Countdown is on to better patient care in Fort St. John
Apr 3, 2012 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road Expansion Key to Getting B.C. Goods to Marke
Mar 22, 2012 –
Surrey corrections centre expansion underway
Mar 13, 2012 –
John Hart Project brings jobs and reliable electricity to Vancouver Island
Mar 2, 2012 –
Partnership to renovate hotels in Downtown Eastside
Feb 24, 2012 –
Kelowna General Hospital starts countdown to opening of new buildings
Jan 25, 2012 –
First Evergreen Line construction contracts awarded
Dec 16, 2010 –
Contract signed to build East Pandosy Clinical Support Building
Dec 13, 2010 –
Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project continues to take shape
Dec 3, 2010 –
100-Day Countdown to Patient Care at Royal Jubilee
Nov 25, 2010 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road Wins National Award
Nov 24, 2010 –
Larry Blain named P3 Champion at National Conference
Oct 21, 2010 –
Partnerships BC: Executive Search for Vice-President of Projects
Oct 7, 2010 –
Surrey Memorial Hospital Expansion Moves Ahead
Oct 7, 2010 –
B.C. Company to Build Full Day K Modulars, Create Jobs
Sept 23, 2010 –
Last Bricks Laid at New RJH Patient Care Centre
Sept 3, 2010 –
Classrooms for Full-Day Kindergarten Move Forward
Aug 17, 2010 –
Canada Line Celebrates First Year of Service
Aug 12, 2010 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road Agreement Signed
Aug 10, 2010 –
Request for Proposals Issued for KGH Clinical Support Building
Aug 4, 2010 –
Partnerships BC Appoints New President and CEO
July 29, 2010 –
Construction Starts at Cancer Centre for the North
July 22, 2010 –
New Port Mann Bridge Takes Shape: Project 1/3 Complete
July 22, 2010 –
Teams Shortlisted for KGH Clinical Support Building
July 5, 2010 –
Evergreen Line Competitive Process Opens
June 25, 2010 –
Canada Line Recognized as World-Class Project
June 18, 2010 –
Milestone reached in Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project
June 14, 2010 –
More Than $144-Million Investment Delivers Full-Day K
June 10, 2010 –
Cancer Centre for the North Project Report Released
May 20, 2010 –
Victoria’s Patient Care Centre Wins International Award
May 7, 2010 –
South Fraser Perimeter Road Moves Forward
May 7, 2010 –
New, Green Duchess Park Secondary Officially Opens
May 5, 2010 –
New Patient Care Centre Powers Up
Apr 29, 2010 –
RFQ for Clinical Support Building at KGH Released
Mar 31, 2010 –
Construction of BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North Providing Local Economic Benefits
Mar 5, 2010 –
Dainard Demolition Kicks Off Surrey Memorial Expansion
Feb 15, 2010 –
Surrey Memorial Hospital Expansion Moves Forward
Jan 28, 2010 –
Conference Board of Canada — Dispelling the Myths: A Pan-Canadian Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Investments
Jan 25, 2010 –
UBC Clinical Teaching Facility Opens at KGH
Jan 25, 2010 –
Funding Approved for Interior Heart & Surgical Centre
Jan 15, 2010 –
Agreement Signed for Cancer Centre for the North
Jan 15, 2010 –
VJH Celebrates ‘Topping Off’ of New Patient Care Tower

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