infrastructure

District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to emphasize the need to prioritize and expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project due to safety hazards in its current state. (District of Sicamous photo)

Province urged to prioritize Highway 1 bridge replacement at Sicamous

RCMP sergeant calls Bruhn Bridge a hazard drivers have had to endure for too long

 

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Feeling like we’re drowning’: Tenants of rundown B.C. building fear for future

Tenants living in “shocking” conditions fear losing what little they have left

 

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

 

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)

‘Predictable and preventable’: Engineer says abandoned logging road contributed to fatal B.C. landslide

Fingers pointed only at intense storms when resource roads may be at root of many slides in province

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ken Hardie, Liberal MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells. (Submitted photo)

Feds, province announce $5.7M for 9 infrastructure projects in northern B.C.

Projects will include community hall retrofit and concrete sidewalk

Ken Hardie, Liberal MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells. (Submitted photo)
The Johnston Bridge has continued to see deterioration as council debates what should be done to fix it. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

City council choses direction for aging Johnston Bridge

They’ve requested a report to get a complete price tag for a comprehensive repair

The Johnston Bridge has continued to see deterioration as council debates what should be done to fix it. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)
Council will discuss the Johnston Bridge repairs at their May 11 council meeting. The bridge’s lifespan could be extended by up to 20 years, at a cost of between $2 - $2.5 million. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Quesnel council to debate Johnston Bridge repairs May 11

City staff gave four options for repair, recommends comprehensive fix

Council will discuss the Johnston Bridge repairs at their May 11 council meeting. The bridge’s lifespan could be extended by up to 20 years, at a cost of between $2 - $2.5 million. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
The Cariboo Regional District board has endorsed a NCLGA resolution from Area D director Steve Forseth asking for there to be a separate pool of grant funding for rural areas to apply for infrastructure upgrades. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

NCLGA resolution from CRD calls for separate infrastructure grant funding for rural areas

Rural areas are competing against municipalities, said Area D director

The Cariboo Regional District board has endorsed a NCLGA resolution from Area D director Steve Forseth asking for there to be a separate pool of grant funding for rural areas to apply for infrastructure upgrades. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The City of Quesnel is applying for grant funding to replace the Dragon Hill Reservoir, which staff says will improve overall water quality. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

City of Quesnel seeking grant to replace water reservoir

A new Dragon Hill Reservoir will improve overall water quality, according to City staff

The City of Quesnel is applying for grant funding to replace the Dragon Hill Reservoir, which staff says will improve overall water quality. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Part of the committee’s business plan is to give the school a new name. (District of Wells)

Wells school renovation gets funding boost from mining company

Barkerville Gold Mines has put half a million dollars into the project to renovate the school

Part of the committee’s business plan is to give the school a new name. (District of Wells)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
”Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. has a COVID-19 protocol in place that limits exposure to the community while still being able to safely complete the work required,” says Dawn Bursey, Tl’etinqox Government capital project manager. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
”Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. has a COVID-19 protocol in place that limits exposure to the community while still being able to safely complete the work required,” says Dawn Bursey, Tl’etinqox Government capital project manager. (Rebecca Dyok photo)