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Youth trades programs receiving $9-million equipment funding boost

April 5, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Skilled trades students in B.C.’s rural regions will benefit from the majority of funding from a three-year, $15-million investment by the provincial government with the purchase of new trades training equipment to support youth trades programs. The Youth Trades Capital

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Construction starts on new trades centre at TRU

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ground was officially broken February 9 to mark the start of construction for the new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Kamloops-South-Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone was joined by Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag,

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Bird Construction executed a fixed-price contract to construct new mental health facility and energy centre

February 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Bird Construction Inc. has executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This

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Bird selected as preferred proponent for mental health facility in B.C.

January 3, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. as the preferred proponent to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.    The 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use

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B.C. wood products’ contribution to reconstruction efforts in Japan

November 29, 2016 BC Gov News

Forestry Asia Trade Mission delegates viewed first-hand how British Columbia wood products are contributing to the socio-economic recovery of Japan’s Tohoku region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Mission delegates had the opportunity to visit the

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$6.21M investment will create jobs, puts students first and supports skills training

November 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $6.21-million investment in a new trades training centre at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College in B.C. This joint federal-provincial investment was

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Funding for new Parsnip River Bridge to improve safety and access

October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia announced financial support on Oct. 27 to replace the Parsnip River Bridge near Mackenzie, B.C., which will improve safety and capacity on Highway 97 North, a significant provincial transportation route. Parsnip

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Important upgrades coming to BC Transit Facility in Whistler

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jordan Sturdy, Member of Legislative Assembly of West Vancouver Sea to Sky, were at the BC Transit Facility in

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Connecting students with skills training opportunities

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Students need to connect with the skills required in our changing world – and two Ministry of Education programs aim to do just that by helping school districts connect kids with opportunities in skilled trades and tech training. Applications are

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Government of Canada delivers more than $132.9M to B.C. for infrastructure projects

September 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Investing in infrastructure is vital to creating middle class jobs today and sustained economic growth for years to come. Modern, efficient community infrastructure contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, improve water systems, and

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Doosan adds authorized dealer locations serving B.C.

August 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Doosan has expanded its dealer network with the addition of three new locations for Wesgroup Equipment — an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment in British Columbia, Canada. Wesgroup Equipment is the parent company of Williams

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Highway 5 resurfacing project is complete

August 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The project to pave 48.5 kilometres of Highway 5 between the North Thompson Bridge in Avola and Whitewater Bridge is now completed, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Highway 5 between Kamloops and Valemount is a major north-south

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Construction begins on building patient care in Penticton

July 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Premier Christy Clark and MLA Dan Ashton led the official groundbreaking for the new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) with hospital staff, community members and health-care partners. “We all know someone who has needed hospital

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$3.34M contract has been awarded to Green Roads Recycling of Fernie, B.C.

March 3, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A $3.34-million contract has been awarded to Green Roads Recycling of Fernie, B.C. to resurface two sections of highway east of Chase. This work will use innovative made-in-B.C. hot-in-place paving technology that produces 50 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions