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Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)

Slow down and move over, Emcon reminding motorists to keep crews safe

Crews are working on the West Shore along the Trans-Canada Highway repairing delineators

 

(Black Press Media file photo)

Crews paving in River’s Edge subdivision just outside of Parksville starting Oct. 20

Work to be done 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday until Oct. 28

 

An LNG Canada employee shows off a model of what the natural gas company’s massive terminal in Kitimat will look like once complete. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Changes to Kitimat skyline on the horizon as LNG terminal comes online

Residents can expect the sight of natural gas being flared off into the atmosphere

 

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

West Coast highway closures resume as lengthy improvement project hits home stretch

Ministry says $53.96 million project is roughly 90% complete

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)

Vancouver Island companies fined for high-risk safety violations

WorkSafeBC issued administrative penalties for confined space, elevated work area violations

WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)
Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Feds announce $21 million in funding to hire more than 2,100 apprentices in B.C.

B.C. Construction Association to administer project focused on increasing, diversifying workforce

Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The 2022 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a construction zone. (photo supplied)

‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down in PQB road construction areas

WorkSafeBC statistics show two B.C. roadside workers killed last year

The 2022 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a construction zone. (photo supplied)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Rev. Andrew Twiddy, of the Anglican Parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, shows off one of the new cedar shingles bound for the log church’s roof on July 25 in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

St. Anne’s Log Church in Parksville getting new roof

128-year-old building gets first new roof since late 70s

Rev. Andrew Twiddy, of the Anglican Parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, shows off one of the new cedar shingles bound for the log church’s roof on July 25 in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: Memorial marks one year since deadly crane collapse shook Kelowna

Five horn blasts were aired to mark the one year anniversary

A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Fourth round of extended Highway 1 closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)

Island operator hospitalized after excavator tumbles down a 50-foot cliff

Worker taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning

An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)
(City of Parksville photo)

New 4-way stop installed at Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue in Parksville

Recommendation of city’s 2016 transportation master plan

(City of Parksville photo)
Paving work started as planned early Wednesday morning (May 11), with Hirst Avenue West from McMillan Street South to the Alberni Highway receiving its final pavement layer. (City of Parksville photo)

Alberni Highway 4-way stop installation in Parksville delayed

City: Mechanical breakdown holds up work schedule

  • May 12, 2022
Paving work started as planned early Wednesday morning (May 11), with Hirst Avenue West from McMillan Street South to the Alberni Highway receiving its final pavement layer. (City of Parksville photo)
Mainroad Mid Island Contracting crews will be out mowing on Highway 19 between Ware Road and Cook Creek Road from Tuesday, May 10 to Friday, May 13 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Mainroad North Island Contracting LP/Facebook)

Mainroad crews out mowing on Highway 19 shoulder

Work underway through Friday, May 13 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Mainroad Mid Island Contracting crews will be out mowing on Highway 19 between Ware Road and Cook Creek Road from Tuesday, May 10 to Friday, May 13 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Mainroad North Island Contracting LP/Facebook)
A chart that show a comparison of the distribution of building permits issued by the Regional District of Nanaimo in the first quarter of 2022 in the electoral areas. (RDN illustration)

Building activity in the Regional District of Nanaimo up compared to 2021

189 building permits issued in first quarter of 2022

A chart that show a comparison of the distribution of building permits issued by the Regional District of Nanaimo in the first quarter of 2022 in the electoral areas. (RDN illustration)
Crews will install a new four-way stop at Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue West on May 10. (City of Parksville photo)

Parksville to install new 4-way stop at Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue

Crews will begin paving and installation at 4 a.m. on May 10

Crews will install a new four-way stop at Alberni Highway and Hirst Avenue West on May 10. (City of Parksville photo)
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
An aerial shot of an abandoned dug well discovered in the parking lot between Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue west by work crews in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Abandoned well discovered as crews work on downtown Parksville upgrades

Professional direction provided for safe decommission

An aerial shot of an abandoned dug well discovered in the parking lot between Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue west by work crews in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
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