infrastructure

Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)

Highway resurfacing, patching, begins this week in Duncan area

Resurfacing and patch repairs scheduled for Highways 1 and 18

  • Jun 22, 2022

 

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

 

Work on installing a new roof is slated to start in May at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. Council approved an increased budget for the project to match the nearly $1.8 million bid from Universal Sheet Metal Ltd. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Budget boost needed for new roof at Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Market conditions in oil, labour blamed for jump in costs; work likely to start in May

 

Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Funding finalized for Galloping Goose connector over busy Colwood road

Design work for Island Highway overpass starting in 2023, projected completion 2026

Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)

Community groups call for end of anchorages in local waters

There are 33 commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands waters

Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)
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)
It’s local traffic only during the day while the District of Saanich undertakes water main replacement on Forrester Road. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

Traffic flow slow on Forrester Road in Saanich during water main upgrade work

Work happening 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday to Feb. 21, local traffic only at those times

It’s local traffic only during the day while the District of Saanich undertakes water main replacement on Forrester Road. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
A project at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park will see a new washroom facility built on the site of the old building. The project calls for a number of mature trees to be removed and 16 native trees planted in their place by CRD Parks. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Planned tree removal for new washroom facility at Saanich’s Elk Lake riles park users

Residents call for alternate location, CRD says project adheres to Saanich’s tree protection bylaw

A project at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park will see a new washroom facility built on the site of the old building. The project calls for a number of mature trees to be removed and 16 native trees planted in their place by CRD Parks. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
Heavy rain flooded a bridge crossing Reay Creek in Sidney as well the path running along the creek at the bottom of Frost Avenue in mid-November. Town staff recommend eventual relocation of the sewage pump station seen here as a long-term solution. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney infrastructure performed well through November storms, despite some issues

Much of Sidney’s stormwater system needs upsizing based on growth, future rainfall projections

Heavy rain flooded a bridge crossing Reay Creek in Sidney as well the path running along the creek at the bottom of Frost Avenue in mid-November. Town staff recommend eventual relocation of the sewage pump station seen here as a long-term solution. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich has plans to upgrade Gorge Road between Tillicum and Admirals roads starting in spring, as part of its 2022 public works improvement plan. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich roadway improvements ready to roll this spring and summer

Improvements coming for Gorge Road, Shelbourne Street and other areas

The District of Saanich has plans to upgrade Gorge Road between Tillicum and Admirals roads starting in spring, as part of its 2022 public works improvement plan. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Those with mobility challenges continue to encounter utility poles on sidewalks in Saanich, like this one on an often-busy Cedar Hill Road near Mount Douglas Cross Road near two large trees. Mobility advocates say the district needs to do more work to address such safety issues in its road and sidewalk planning. (Photo courtesy of Dean Murdock)

Saanich disability advocate calls for more inclusive sidewalk, roadway designs

Utility poles on sidewalks one area of improvement needed to help those with mobility challenges

Those with mobility challenges continue to encounter utility poles on sidewalks in Saanich, like this one on an often-busy Cedar Hill Road near Mount Douglas Cross Road near two large trees. Mobility advocates say the district needs to do more work to address such safety issues in its road and sidewalk planning. (Photo courtesy of Dean Murdock)
Oak Bay needs to shift gas tax funds out of Uplands sewer separation project and use other cash instead to retain the highest level of federal grant support. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay makes prudent financial move on Uplands sewer project

Removing gas tax funds from sewer separation budget keeps federal grant portion at 40%

Oak Bay needs to shift gas tax funds out of Uplands sewer separation project and use other cash instead to retain the highest level of federal grant support. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Heavy rain flooded a bridge crossing Reay Creek in Sidney, as well the path running along the creek in mid-November. Sidney council on Monday asked staff to report back on how well the town’s infrastructure performed, and potential areas to invest further in, prior to 2022 budget deliberations. (Black Press Media file photo)

How well did Sidney’s infrastructure perform during major storm, councillor asks

Advice on future infrastructure priorities will inform upcoming budget talks: Peter Wainright

Heavy rain flooded a bridge crossing Reay Creek in Sidney, as well the path running along the creek in mid-November. Sidney council on Monday asked staff to report back on how well the town’s infrastructure performed, and potential areas to invest further in, prior to 2022 budget deliberations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney’s Beacon Wharf is staying put for the time being, after a unanimous vote at Monday’s council meeting. (Black Press Media file photo)

Replacement of Sidney’s Beacon Wharf dead in the water, for now

Coun. Peter Wainwright says municipality can’t move forward without common vision from community

Sidney’s Beacon Wharf is staying put for the time being, after a unanimous vote at Monday’s council meeting. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Vancouver Island constable sets record straight on how to use a roundabout

Campbell River highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 16, 2021
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)

$1.8-million worth of bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks coming to Sooke

Grant to implement Active Transportation Plan on Otter Point Road

The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)
Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney, Central Saanich benefit from B.C. funding for active transportation plans

Grants allow smaller municipalities to fund public works like those seen in larger centres

Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)