2007: Plan to fix the crumbling facade of Public Safety Building is placed on hold due to rising costs.
2008: City of Winnipeg officials start considering former Canada Post building warehouse and tower on Graham Avenue as new home for Winnipeg Police Service.
2009: Council approves purchase of the building for $31.6 million, as well as a $105-million renovation.
2010: The city assigns a $50,000 construction-management contract to a joint venture between Caspian Projects Inc. and Akman Construction Ltd. Akman later walks away from contract, which is assigned to Caspian.
July 2011: The city reveals design problems, scope inflation and other construction issues have taken the total project cost to $194 million.
November 2011: A full construction contract, initially worth $137.1 million, is awarded to Caspian by then-Winnipeg chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl.
Fall 2013: Executive policy committee is told of further cost overruns that have taken the project cost up to $210 million. Council orders an external audit.
Fall 2013: Sheegl resigns. The Free Press obtains documents showing Caspian was awarded a "guaranteed maximum price" contract based on a design that was 30 per cent complete and subject to change. The Free Press reports a last-minute change was made to the construction-management tender that would benefit smaller firms.
July 1, 2014: The audit by consulting firm EY concludes city conducted no appraisal of the former Canada Post building before buying it.
July 10, 2014: A letter is sent to Manitoba Justice alleging doctored invoices in the police HQ project and a payment to a member of city council.
July 15, 2014: The KPMG audit of the police HQ project confirmed concerns about the "guaranteed maximum price" construction contract and noted Caspian did not bid for the construction contract it was awarded.
Aug. 15, 2014: Manitoba Justice announces it had handed over three city audits and other documents to RCMP.
Dec. 17, 2014: RCMP execute a search warrant at Caspian on McGillivray Boulevard, announce the force is conducting a formal investigation due to allegations of possible fraud and forgery.
August 2017: RCMP tell the Free Press they are investigating possible fraudulent billing related to the project. At this point, they had interviewed more than 130 witnesses and executed at least 15 search warrants.
May 2018: The city serves notice to two firms — Caspian and Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd. — seeking arbitration due to alleged deficiencies in the police HQ building.
Dec. 13 2019: Province of Manitoba announces RCMP investigation is complete; no charges will be laid.