Construction

Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Plans to develop farmland, build condo tower preemptively rejected by Langley Township council

Council made it clear to developers that the projects won’t find a warm welcome

 

Tony Gore with children Naomi (left) and Wyatt (right). Tony and his sister, Jill Hall, started sounding the alarm about radon after he found alarming levels of the radioactive gas in Naomi’s second-floor bedroom. Naomi is seen here holding a home radon test. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack brother and sister wage war against radon

Jill Hall’s push for radon awareness has found allies with the City of Chilliwack and FVRD

 

From left, Langley MLA Megan Dykeman, Minister of Transportation Rob Fleming, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the replacement of the Glover Road highway overpass. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Work begins to replace battered Glover Road Overpass

Change is part of new highway upgrades to six lanes from current four

 

An LNG Canada employee shows off a model of what the natural gas company’s massive terminal in Kitimat will look like once complete. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Changes to Kitimat skyline on the horizon as LNG terminal comes online

Residents can expect the sight of natural gas being flared off into the atmosphere

An LNG Canada employee shows off a model of what the natural gas company’s massive terminal in Kitimat will look like once complete. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Feds announce $21 million in funding to hire more than 2,100 apprentices in B.C.

B.C. Construction Association to administer project focused on increasing, diversifying workforce

Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

September looms for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work in Chilliwack school fields

Pipeline runs through sports fields at Vedder Middle and Watson Elementary in Sardis

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: Memorial marks one year since deadly crane collapse shook Kelowna

Five horn blasts were aired to mark the one year anniversary

A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Fourth round of extended Highway 1 closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
A stop-work order has shut down demolition work on a Langley City site for a month, after WorkSafe found the contractors weren’t following asbestos safety rules. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Asbestos threat shuts down Langley demolition site

Contractor wasn’t following safe procedures for handling hazardous materials: WorkSafe

A stop-work order has shut down demolition work on a Langley City site for a month, after WorkSafe found the contractors weren’t following asbestos safety rules. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Brookswood smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Langley prize home is the primary part of $2.5M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: How high should Langley’s buildings be?

Should there be a height limit on highrises in Langley?

  • May 20, 2022
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

New multi-million-dollar feed mill under construction in Chilliwack

‘95 per cent of feed produced is consumed within 50-km radius,’ says Trouw official

Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders scoop up industry kudos

Brookswood Mills was one of the projects that earned multiple homebuilder awards in the region

  • May 14, 2022
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)
Latimer Heights development could get a 45-storey tower at the corner of 82nd Avenue and 200th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Developer to answer questions about planned 45-storey Langley tower

If approved, it will be the tallest building in Langley

Latimer Heights development could get a 45-storey tower at the corner of 82nd Avenue and 200th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Excavators work in a construction site where a retaining wall appears to have partially collapsed over the weekend of April 2-3 in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Excavation collapse closes Langley City community garden

Part of the garden appears to have slumped when a retaining wall broke

Excavators work in a construction site where a retaining wall appears to have partially collapsed over the weekend of April 2-3 in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Teragon Developments work on this Lower Mainland custom home in Vancouver has put them in contention for national accolades through the Canadian Home Builders Association. The project is called Moderne • Reflection. (@latreillephotography @jhainc/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley builder shortlisted for national home award

Teragon Development is a finalist for a CHBA honour for a custom home

Langley’s Teragon Developments work on this Lower Mainland custom home in Vancouver has put them in contention for national accolades through the Canadian Home Builders Association. The project is called Moderne • Reflection. (@latreillephotography @jhainc/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)