infrastructure

Saik’uz First Nation is a Dakelh community a short distance from the geographical center of British Columbia. (Saik’uz First Nation image)

Saik’uz-Joseph Street emergency services extension road closer to reality

The community is currently split into two neighbourhoods that straddle Kenney Dam Road

 

Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nations are receiving funds to support sports. Photo from the All Native Basketball Tournament in 2020. (Alex Kurial/Black Press)

Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nations to improve sports facilities

Federal infrastructure funds support sports and recreation upgrades

 

The next application deadline is July 29, 2022. (Photo - NKDF/website)

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society grants $110,000 for new projects

NKDF approved funding for five new projects in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

 

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)
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)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said in a release that continued use of forest service roads by heavy industrial traffic has resulted in severe and unprecedented damage across the Omineca Natural Resource Region. (B.C. government photo)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said in a release that continued use of forest service roads by heavy industrial traffic has resulted in severe and unprecedented damage across the Omineca Natural Resource Region. (B.C. government photo)
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)
New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof Public Works update for July

Here is a list of completed and ongoing scheduled projects in the district

New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Residents take a walk at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof during the 20th annual walkathon organized by the St. John Auxiliary group in May 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof receives funding for Riverside Park multi-use path project

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastruture announced $1.8 million in funding to six communities in northern B.C.

Residents take a walk at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof during the 20th annual walkathon organized by the St. John Auxiliary group in May 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)