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

 

Alison Nicholson, the CVRD’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, has concerns around a proposal by Telus Communications to construct a new cell tower in Sahtlam. (File photo)

New cell tower proposed for Sahtlam

Telus looking to improve cell coverage

 

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)

City of Duncan adds voice to opposing commercial anchorages in local waters

Authorities particularly concerned about Cowichan Bay where treatment plant’s outflow is planned

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)
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

Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)
North Cowichan to hold alternative approval process on borrowing $4.8 million to build a new Crofton firehall. (File photo)

North Cowichan to hold AAP on borrowing for new $4.8-million Crofton firehall

10% of eligible voters must sign forms against project to stop the plans to borrow

North Cowichan to hold alternative approval process on borrowing $4.8 million to build a new Crofton firehall. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $7.3-million government grant to help pay for the final phase of upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan applies for $7.3-million grant to upgrade wastewater plant

Work needed to clean up discharges into Cowichan River

The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $7.3-million government grant to help pay for the final phase of upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant. (File photo)
North Cowichan is looking for a government grant that would pay for more than 77% of the costs of a planned $3.5-million upgrade at the Crofton sewage treatment plant. (File photo)

North Cowichan applies for grant for upgrades to sewage treatment plant in Crofton

Government grant would cover 73% of $3.5-million cost of project

North Cowichan is looking for a government grant that would pay for more than 77% of the costs of a planned $3.5-million upgrade at the Crofton sewage treatment plant. (File photo)
North Cowichan wants more information on plans for the new Crofton fire hall before proceeding with the project. (File photo)

As costs jump, council wants more info on Crofton fire hall rebuild

Council wants more information on cost implications

North Cowichan wants more information on plans for the new Crofton fire hall before proceeding with the project. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is extending three grant programs intended to assist the city’s businesses, residents, and property owners maintain and improve their properties. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan extends grant programs to assist with improving properties

Programs impacted by COVID-19 pandemic in 2021

The City of Duncan is extending three grant programs intended to assist the city’s businesses, residents, and property owners maintain and improve their properties. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Coun. Rob Douglas’s motion for a staff report on the long-term costs of infrastructure in the Bell McKinnon area, where thew hospital is to be built, was voted down at a recent North Cowichan council meeting. (File photo)
Coun. Rob Douglas’s motion for a staff report on the long-term costs of infrastructure in the Bell McKinnon area, where thew hospital is to be built, was voted down at a recent North Cowichan council meeting. (File photo)
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
Ali Falsafi stands in front of a mudslide on Cowichan Bay Road that pushed the concrete barriers into the middle of the road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Staff report sought on drainage and stormwater issues in Cowichan

Committee wants to know what options available

Ali Falsafi stands in front of a mudslide on Cowichan Bay Road that pushed the concrete barriers into the middle of the road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society is looking for donations for its pier reconstruction project. (File photo)
The Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society is looking for donations for its pier reconstruction project. (File photo)
Drivers on Renfrew Road in Shawnigan Lake can expect single-lane alternating traffic in a section of the road on Dec. 3 as contractors repair a sinkhole. (Screen shot)

Final repairs on sinkhole on Renfrew Road today

Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during repair

  • Dec 3, 2021
Drivers on Renfrew Road in Shawnigan Lake can expect single-lane alternating traffic in a section of the road on Dec. 3 as contractors repair a sinkhole. (Screen shot)
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 City of Duncan is planning to construct its first roundabout at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The City of Duncan is planning to construct its first roundabout at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)