46 Results for British Columbia

The Government of Canada has announced a $9.2 million investment for a project at Ashcroft Terminal in British Columbia that will help local businesses compete by moving local goods to market and by making improvements to terminal infrastructure. “Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local,…

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00am

Construction has begun on a project to improve safety and increase capacity by expanding the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, between Donald and Forde Station Road, near Golden. “I am very pleased to see that construction has begun to upgrade this busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, which is vital…

April 25, 2018 @ 9:45am

Premier John Horgan has announced that the replacement for the original Richmond Hospital tower is moving ahead, and a new patient care tower is on the way for people living and working in Richmond. “Richmond has been waiting for good news about replacing the original tower, which has served the…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:56am

The Mayors' Council and the Province of British Columbia have agreed on a plan to fund the regional share for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. This regional funding is another step forward to secure an historic investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver. "This is a huge win…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:25am

A preferred proponent team has now been selected for the Abbotsford law courts project, which will represent the first new courthouse built in British Columbia in the past 20 years. Plenary PCL Justice has been selected to enter into final negotiations with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry…

March 01, 2018 @ 10:15am

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are going out to tender this week for three of British Columbia's 28 contracted highway, road, and bridge service areas. The new maintenance contracts will include increased standards, resulting in enhanced winter maintenance, expanded sweeping along cycling routes and more communication with the public regarding rapidly…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:46am

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

Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver has officially opened its new campus. The 92-year-old institution relocates to the east side of downtown Vancouver from Granville Island to a purpose-built facility. This 26,700-square-metre (290,000 sq. ft.) landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone and is a…

September 05, 2017 @ 10:00am

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

Yesterday, BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone as the turbines and generators contractor, Voith Hydro Canada, mobilized to the construction site. Voit, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply, and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for Site…

April 04, 2017 @ 9:38am

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

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

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins announced the acquisition of a majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road from ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., the Star America Infrastructure Fund, and Ledcor Infrastructure Investments Inc. ACS will retain a minority equity interest in South Fraser Perimeter…

December 12, 2016 @ 7:55am

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 Province of British Columbia is collaboratively working with all partners in the strategy and the Fraser Basin Council by investing $1 million to develop Phase Two of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Action Plan. In July 2014, British Columbia provided $124,000 to support Phase One of the Strategy, which…

May 31, 2016 @ 12:08pm

BC Hydro today signed the contract with InPower BC for the John Hart Generating  Station Replacement Project in Campbell River, British Columbia, which includes the construction of an innovative, underground powerhouse that will enhance public safety and improve the site’s environmental footprint. John Hart has provided clean, reliable power to…

February 28, 2014 @ 2:15pm

The Province of British Columbia and TransLink have entered into cost-sharing agreements for planning and developing the rapid transit line to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a rapid transit expansion from the Expo Line in Surrey. The work will be undertaken over the next 16 to 24 months.…

December 17, 2008 @ 2:24pm

TransLink has adopted a $1.3 billion budget for 2009 that will follow through on committed projects to expand transit capacity in Metro Vancouver and improve its major arterial road system. The Capital Plan, also adopted this week, will see TransLink invest nearly $28 million to add seven more cars to…

December 09, 2008 @ 8:42am

The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved an application from Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission, (Westcoast) to construct the South Peace Pipeline Project. The proposed South Peace Pipeline Project is an approximately 92 kilometres extension of Westcoast's existing raw gas gathering system near Fort St.…

November 19, 2008 @ 12:20pm

Seacliff Construction Corp. has announced that Dominion Construction, its construction contracting division, has been awarded the $40 million construction management contract for the replacement of the roofing system at the Talisman Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The Talisman Centre is the second busiest multi-sport facility in North America, and a Calgary…

October 23, 2008 @ 7:19am

Port Metro Vancouver has announced it will contribute $2 million to the Corporation of Delta for the acquisition of the Seven Seas Fishing Company site in Ladner. The purchase of this property will help Delta secure public waterfront land to revitalize Ladner Harbour. The $2-million contribution is being made by…

October 02, 2008 @ 1:27pm

Stantec has been named part of the Infusion Health consortia engaged to deliver the largest single investment on record in the health system for the Interior of British Columbia. The $432.5-million expansion project is being undertaken as a public-private partnership (P3) between Infusion Health and the Interior Health Authority of…

October 02, 2008 @ 12:09pm

The government of British Columbia and the Squamish First Nation signed an historic Sea-to-Sky agreement on September 12, 2008. The agreement allows the province to widen the Sea-to-Sky Highway through portions of the Squamish claimed traditional territory, while enabling the Squamish to pursue economic development opportunities created by the Sea-to-Sky…

September 19, 2008 @ 6:30am

Cyclists throughout British Columbia will benefit from new, safe and high-quality cycling trails, bike lanes, bike lockers and more, thanks to Bike BC, a $31-million program for cycling infrastructure, Premier Gordon Campbell announced earlier this week. "Cycling is a great option for people who want to stay healthy, save money,…

September 18, 2008 @ 10:35am

[caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Nexterra biomass gasification system for ORNL."][/caption] Nexterra Energy Corp., a Canadian company based in Vancouver, has received an order from Johnson Controls Inc. for a multi-million dollar biomass gasification system at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge,…

September 12, 2008 @ 9:33am

Vancouver, B.C.- Last week, the federal government, under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative Transportation Infrastructure Fund, announced an investment of a total of up to $20.9 million in five shortsea shipping projects and two road projects in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. This represents a potential $43.5-million joint investment…

September 08, 2008 @ 9:13am

Quesnel, B.C.—Highway improvement initiatives along Highway 97 today received $21.5 million in joint funding from the federal and British Columbia governments. The highway improvements will involve creating four lanes along a 3.2-km stretch of Highway 97 from Dale Lake Road to Dragon Lake Road as well as replacing the existing…

September 04, 2008 @ 1:59pm

The federal government, under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, is investing $3.5 million in two road projects in Prince George, B.C. This represents a joint investment in excess of $7 million with the City of Prince George. Richard Harris, MP for Cariboo-Prince George, made the announcement yesterday on behalf…

September 03, 2008 @ 7:51am

Seven renewable energy projects across Canada will see funding as investments from the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program. In British Columbia, the Kwalsa low-impact hydro project near Harrison Lake will benefit from an investment of up to $35 million. When complete, the Kwalsa Energy Project will have a total capacity…

August 22, 2008 @ 1:05pm

Today, the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their National Energy Efficiency Report Card and analysis of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. "We're pleased that all jurisdictions received passing grades and remain optimistic that the federal government is beginning to move in the right direction," said Ken Elsey, CEEA…

August 12, 2008 @ 9:00am

Oak Bay, nearby Victoric, B.C., is attempting to become the first city in Canada to allow electric cars on streets, reports Vancouver's The Province. Today marked an updated federal definition of low-speed vehicles (LSVs), making manufacturers of small LSV trucks able to market them across Canada. Low-speed trucks are designed…

August 06, 2008 @ 12:34pm

Another in a series of Building Canada announcements today: the governments of Canada and British Columbia will jointly fund up to $231 million worth of National Highway System improvements in the province. The first project to receive funding involves constructing a 9-kilometre four lane highway west of the existing 2-lane…

July 24, 2008 @ 11:46am

For the first time, smaller British Columbia communities with populations of less than 100,000 can now access more funding for cleaner water, better waste management and flood mitigation, thanks to a $272-million investment through the Building Canada Plan. Until 2014, the federal and provincial governments will each invest $136 million…

July 09, 2008 @ 12:13pm

The commercial real estate industry honoured 14 commercial properties with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Award at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's annual conference and The Office Building Show held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in…

July 07, 2008 @ 12:17pm

Communities across British Columbia will benefit from more than $1 billion from the Gas Tax Fund (GTF) between 2010 and 2014, due to an agreement signed yesterday by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). British Columbia is the first…

March 18, 2008 @ 1:54pm

On February 25, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced B.C.’s new $10-million remediation fund, established to “create green opportunities for communities as they revitalize inactive or unused lands.”“These funds will allow the redevelopment of both Crown and private sites,” said Bell. “Our goal is to support projects that create…

February 29, 2008 @ 6:58am

The community of Summerland will improve the quality and reliability of its water supply with an upgraded water system. An investment of more than $3.1 million from the federal and provincial governments will be provided through the Canada B.C. Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CBCMRIF), which supports the continued growth of…

January 15, 2008 @ 8:32am

Premier Gordon Campbell, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and other dignitaries marked a construction milestone for a major Olympic venue today as the final section of the Richmond Oval’s massive 6.5-acre roof was lifted into place. “Today marks an important step forward as B.C. prepares to play host to the world…

January 15, 2008 @ 8:29am

Premier Gordon Campbell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon unveiled a $14-billion public transit plan to be completed by 2020 today. The plan is seen as a key measure in the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction plan. “Our new plan will double transit ridership by increasing choice for people around the province,…

January 14, 2008 @ 11:54am

[caption id="attachment_179" align="alignright" width="450" caption="From left to right: MP Betty Hinton; Merritt Mayor David Laird; the Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services; and UBCM President Brenda Binnie."][/caption] Sixteen rural and small communities on British Columbia are receiving $1.5 million to create new and expanded services for transit. The receiving…

October 05, 2007 @ 10:55am

The government of British Columbia has decided to proceed with a $400 million transmission line in northern part of the province. "The electrification of the northwest region will benefit all British Columbians by building new infrastructure that will improve access to clean, green electricity sources," said Premier Gordon Campbell during…

October 02, 2007 @ 10:58am

The inaugural annual Green City Awards for demonstrating leadership and action in environmental sustainability were presented on Wednesday. The awards were created by the province of British Columbia and the winning municipalities share up to $500,000 in award funding. Premier Gordon Campbell presented the awards that went to the following…

September 28, 2007 @ 11:05am

As a part of British Columbia’s target to be electrically self-sufficient by 2016, on June 27th the government announced terms for a Standing Offer Program. Projects eligible for the program must generate 10 megawatts of power or less; use market-available, proven technologies; and provide either clean, renewable, or cogeneration energy…

June 29, 2007 @ 7:40am