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Construction contract awarded for B.C. Immigration Holding Centre

January 3, 2018 On-Site

LEC Engineering Contracting, based in North Vancouver, B.C., has been awarded a $23.1 million contract for the construction of an Immigration Holding Centre (IHC) in Surrey, B.C. Construction work includes interior and exterior renovations, roofing replacement, structural upgrades and landscape

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B.C. public construction project owners recognized for procurement

December 18, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) awarded seven public construction project owners for excellence in procurement this year. The distinction is a first for the industry, according to the BCCA, which monitors and analyzes project information in British Columbia’s BidCentral

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A chronology of events in the Site C dam project in British Columbia

December 12, 2017 The Canadian Press

Late 1950s: The location for a third dam on the Peace River is first looked at after the locations of WAC Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam were identified. 1970s: Engineering work is done to determine the feasibility of a

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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PCA Commends BC Government decision on Site C Dam

December 12, 2017 PCA

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies employ approximately 1,000 workers at Site C, is commending the BC government for its decision to proceed with construction of this Clean Energy Project. “While we recognize that this was

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Vancouver Convention Centre is world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre

October 13, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Vancouver, BC – The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) commends the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) for demonstrating sustainability excellence with the announcement that it has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in

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Highway 3 Upper Cambie Bridge replacement complete

October 4, 2017 BC Gov News

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has completed work on the $7.7-million project to replace the Highway 3 (Crowsnest) Upper Cambie Bridge. “This bridge replacement was necessary because the previous bridge at this site had reached the end of its

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Progress continues with award of next McKenzie interchange contract

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

The second and final construction contract for the McKenzie interchange project has now been awarded for the remaining work that involves lowering the Trans-Canada Highway, constructing the ramps, overpass, and new pedestrian-cyclist bridge over the highway, and the final landscaping.

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B.C. invests $7.7 million to advance wood use and grow global markets

April 18, 2017 BC Gov News

The Government of British Columbia is investing $7.7 million to promote the use of B.C. wood, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets, Premier Christy Clark announced at the Council of Forest Industries annual convention today. Premier

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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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BC Construction Association reports healthy workforce trends

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting better than expected results for BC’s skilled workforce, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector. One of the biggest gains comes in the ratio of BC

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President of NorLand Limited announces retirement

July 28, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

After 45 years of dedicated service to NorLand Limited, including 28 years as President, Dale Bekar is setting his sights on a well-deserved retirement and spending more time with his family. Dale began his journey with NorLand Limited in 1971

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TransCanada Highway getting safety improvements near Malahat, BC

July 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Trans-Canada Highway is the main north-south corridor on Vancouver Island and serves as a critical route for moving goods, linking communities, and supporting a thriving tourism industry in the region. The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced July

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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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30th anniversary pays tribute to workers who built the Coquihalla Highway

May 26, 2016 Province of British Columbia

May 2016 marks 30 years since the opening of one of British Columbia’s largest infrastructure projects – the Coquihalla highway. This 324-kilometre project opened up the interior to economic development and improved access to the west coast of British Columbia,

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Grants connect B.C. students with skills training for jobs of tomorrow

March 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

British Columbia students will get a bit of help to give them an opportunity to connect with skills, technical and trades training opportunities, thanks to $170,000 in Skills Training Access Grants that are going to school districts across B.C. The