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

 

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

 

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
Serving the needs of the community in Guatemala, from left: Tom Andrews, Chemainus Rotary Club, building an addition to a home, providing stoves for several families and nutritional supplements for 50 children for five months; Jacqueline Sheppard, former Rotarian who coordinates linking Rotarians with local Mayan volunteers and families; Gerry Beltgens from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, who is coordinating an educational program for Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan; and David Sheppard, Chemainus Rotary Club, who is building beds and tables for a local Mayan family. (Photo by Erin Mooney)

Building blocks back in place for Rotary Guatemala project

Presence of club members helps boost the infrastructure and spirits of Mayan villagers

Serving the needs of the community in Guatemala, from left: Tom Andrews, Chemainus Rotary Club, building an addition to a home, providing stoves for several families and nutritional supplements for 50 children for five months; Jacqueline Sheppard, former Rotarian who coordinates linking Rotarians with local Mayan volunteers and families; Gerry Beltgens from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, who is coordinating an educational program for Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan; and David Sheppard, Chemainus Rotary Club, who is building beds and tables for a local Mayan family. (Photo by Erin Mooney)
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
Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)

Town eliminates water bill for residents due to discolouration

Residents report discoloured water after weather prevented town staff from flushing water main

Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)
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 Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Parts recycled, life returning to inlet as old Port Alice mill decommissioned

Bankruptcy company oversees de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring

  • Mar 7, 2021
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Motorists can expect traffic delays at the Davis Lagoon bridge. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Davis Lagoon bridge undergoing repairs

Work continues each day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and motorists can expecte delays

Motorists can expect traffic delays at the Davis Lagoon bridge. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)