30 Results for B.C.

Contractors responsible for British Columbia’s transportation and infrastructure projects were recognized at the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards ceremony. “Every day, hard-working people are delivering on highway, road and bridge projects, creating robust infrastructure to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, throughout B.C.,” said Minister of…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:19am

The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a residuals treatment facility for the Capital Regional District (CRD). The facility is one of three parts of the $765-million Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Plant project. HRMG is…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:23am

The British Columbia government will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill—with nothing in return­—resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important infrastructure. “Megaproject mismanagement by…

December 11, 2017 @ 2:57pm

After 20 years, the Government of British Columbia’s procurement portal is in need of an overhaul. A recently posted negotiated request for proposals (NRFP) is looking for submissions to update the BC Bid system with a focus on improved transparency and better access so more companies, especially small- and medium-sized…

December 07, 2017 @ 11:06am

As part of the provincial cabinet’s deliberations on the Site C hydroelectric project, Don Wright, deputy minister to Premier John Horgan, has invited an expert advisory panel to provide its views on Site C and the BC Utilities Commission’s final report. Expert views are sought from various perspectives – BC…

November 27, 2017 @ 8:00am

Health Minister Adrian Dix was joined by individuals from throughout the South Okanagan at Penticton Regional Hospital to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its new patient tower. With the concrete phase of the David E. Kampe Tower now complete, the structural-steel phase underway and the overall tower construction…

October 30, 2017 @ 10:31am

Newborns, children, and expectant mothers from all around British Columbia will be cared for in the new Teck Acute Care Centre, located on the campus of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, officially opened by Premier John Horgan, health-care workers, and patients. “When children need hospital care, they should…

October 23, 2017 @ 8:59am

The Government of B.C., under the leadership of premier John Horgan, has issued its first budget update stating financial priorities for the months ahead. The Budget Update outlined current public sector infrastructure investment commitments: $2.6 billion for post-secondary institutions around the province to invest in priority projects to build capacity…

September 13, 2017 @ 7:16am

The Port of Prince Rupert can now accommodate the largest container vessels in the world, following DP World’s expansion of its Fairview Container Terminal that increases the Port’s container-handling capacity to 1.35 million TEUs annually. The $820-million expansion, ranked #58 on ReNew Canada’s 2017 Top100 Projects report, grows Fairview Container…

August 30, 2017 @ 6:52am

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has initiated an inquiry into BC Hydro’s Site C project, as directed by the provincial government in an Order‐in‐Council (OIC) on August 2, 2017. The scope of the inquiry is set out in the government’s Terms of Reference for the OIC, which is available…

August 04, 2017 @ 12:07pm

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet. The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named…

July 20, 2017 @ 8:26am

Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design, build, partially finance, operate, and maintain the Residuals Treatment Facility over a 20-year term for the Wastewater Treatment Project. Residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will be piped…

April 11, 2017 @ 8:31am

The Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $66.6 million and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is providing $11.7 million towards the four-storey, 10,355 square metre (111,460 square-feet) new Health Sciences Centre for Advanced Simulation (HSCAS). The new $78.3 million centre will be one of the largest centres for…

March 30, 2017 @ 6:25am

The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Province of British Columbia is building on its continued commitment to increase capacity and improve efficiency of the Cariboo Connector with a further $200 million of provincial funding, announced Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett. “Today I’m announcing funding for Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector…

March 28, 2017 @ 8:49am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced a combined $373.2 million for 144 new projects in B.C. through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding—more than $186.6 million— and the province is investing nearly $123.2 million.…

March 20, 2017 @ 6:55am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced up to $40 million in joint funding to upgrade a stretch of Highway 97 that is prone to accidents and landslides. Highway 97 is the primary route connecting British Columbia with Alaska and the Yukon. It is a main route for…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:48am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing a total of approximately $459 million in wastewater infrastructure investments in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Construction gets underway in April on the redesigned McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Township of Esquimalt. The $385 million project is being funded…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:25am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility, estimated to cost approximately $700 million, will be relocated from the Squamish Nation Reserve to a new Metro Vancouver-owned…

March 13, 2017 @ 7:05am

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government of…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:54am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province. These investments cover a wide range of community infrastructure projects including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges, disaster…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:30am

The Government of B.C. has issued a tender for the new Mountain Highway Interchange along Highway 1 through the Lower Lynn Corridor, just north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, will…

February 17, 2017 @ 7:49am

Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it has executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This news follows successful negotiations with Fraser Health after being named…

February 15, 2017 @ 9:02am

An Environmental Assessment Certificate has been issued to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project. The project includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span bridge over the South Arm of the Fraser River; replacing the Westminster Highway, Steveston Highway and Highway 17A interchanges; widening…

February 13, 2017 @ 7:08am

The ramp-up of major projects in B.C., from proposed transportation, pipeline, and LNG projects to highway and bridgework will bolster the province’s construction workforce by 24 per cent, or almost 17,000 workers over the next five years, according to the latest labour market forecast released by BuildForce Canada. “It’s potentially…

February 03, 2017 @ 7:02am

A legal challenge filed by two B.C. First Nations regarding the Site C hydroelectric project has been unanimously denied by the Federal Court of Appeal. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the challenge from the West Moberly First Nation and the Prophet River First Nation called for…

January 24, 2017 @ 10:32am

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project will go to tender this week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract for work in Delta and one for work in…

January 13, 2017 @ 8:24am

Plans are in motion to explore improved transit service for the Sea to Sky corridor — a growing region that the B.C. government has identified as a priority area for expansion. “As the population along the Sea to Sky corridor continues to increase, our transit services must keep pace,” said…

October 21, 2016 @ 6:53am

The start of construction on the much-anticipated Highway 1 Admirals Road/ McKenzie interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Victoria has begun, said B.C. transportation and infrastructure minister Todd Stone. This, just over a year after it was first announced. The new interchange will be located on the Trans-Canada Highway…

September 30, 2016 @ 8:20am

Premier Christy Clark has announced $148.5 million in provincial funding for the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is an infrastructure program that will enable critical investments in local government infrastructure to get underway, specifically supporting long term benefits in the rehabilitation of water,…

September 29, 2016 @ 7:25am