infrastructure

District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to emphasize the need to prioritize and expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project due to safety hazards in its current state. (District of Sicamous photo)

Province urged to prioritize Highway 1 bridge replacement at Sicamous

RCMP sergeant calls Bruhn Bridge a hazard drivers have had to endure for too long

 

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Feeling like we’re drowning’: Tenants of rundown B.C. building fear for future

Tenants living in “shocking” conditions fear losing what little they have left

 

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

 

Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood left behind in playground planning

Yorkson area needs more amenities for kids, local resident says

  • Sep 25, 2022
Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)
Ken Keffer drove his 1933 Dodge along the 100-year-old portion of Old Yale Road in Murrayville, just a few days before the actual anniversary. His car was the youngster, being built more than 10 years after the road was hard-surfaced. (Wally Martin/Special to The Star)

Hard-surfacing of road 100 years ago a revolutionary step

Yale Road concrete paving meant that cars, trucks were here to stay

  • Aug 13, 2022
Ken Keffer drove his 1933 Dodge along the 100-year-old portion of Old Yale Road in Murrayville, just a few days before the actual anniversary. His car was the youngster, being built more than 10 years after the road was hard-surfaced. (Wally Martin/Special to The Star)
Rows of planters lining Glover Road are the final touches to a $2.9 million overhaul of Glover Road between the Langley City boundary and the downtown core. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Why there are planters along Glover Road in Langley City

They are the finishing touches to a $2.9 million overhaul of the road, above and below ground

Rows of planters lining Glover Road are the final touches to a $2.9 million overhaul of Glover Road between the Langley City boundary and the downtown core. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
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

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)
Jacob Johnson of Horizon Earthworks, a Langley City contractor, puts a high pressure hose into a sewer entrance on Michaud Crescent. High pressure water is needed to clean out grease buildup. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jacob Johnson of Horizon Earthworks, a Langley City contractor, puts a high pressure hose into a sewer entrance on Michaud Crescent. High pressure water is needed to clean out grease buildup. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City fights sewer clogs with education, powerful machinery

FOGs – fats, oils, and greases – can block up sewers and cost cities a lot of money

Jacob Johnson of Horizon Earthworks, a Langley City contractor, puts a high pressure hose into a sewer entrance on Michaud Crescent. High pressure water is needed to clean out grease buildup. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jacob Johnson of Horizon Earthworks, a Langley City contractor, puts a high pressure hose into a sewer entrance on Michaud Crescent. High pressure water is needed to clean out grease buildup. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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
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
Large sections of 208th Street are single lane, while sections that are multiple lanes are closed off, a letter writer complains. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood’s development causing headaches for drivers

Long-time resident wants Langley Township to provide better infrastructure

  • Oct 13, 2021
Large sections of 208th Street are single lane, while sections that are multiple lanes are closed off, a letter writer complains. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley City has posted notice of paving work from Sunday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 2. (Langley City graphic)

Langley City plans overnight paving of busy roadway

A section of 200th Street will be milled and repaved starting Sunday

  • Aug 28, 2021
Langley City has posted notice of paving work from Sunday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 2. (Langley City graphic)
Visitors remarked on how much brighter the W.C Blair pool feels after renovations that installed white cieling sound deflectors and tile as part of an extensive re-do of the 1986-era facility. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Expansion of Langley’s W.C. Blair Rec Centre funded as COVID recovery project

Federal and provincial funding will be used for the renovations

Visitors remarked on how much brighter the W.C Blair pool feels after renovations that installed white cieling sound deflectors and tile as part of an extensive re-do of the 1986-era facility. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Township seeks $2.8 million in federal funds for new construction

The COVID-recovery funding could go towards a new walking track and flood prevention

Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
A report to Langley City Council says the 206A Street pedestrian overpass needs replacing (Langley City image)

Updated: Langley City seeks federal-provincial funding to replace aging pedestrian bridge

Wooden crossing at 206A Street said to be too narrow and in ‘poor’ condition

A report to Langley City Council says the 206A Street pedestrian overpass needs replacing (Langley City image)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
Crews replaced water, sanitary and storm water pipes in Langley City along 200 Street between Fraser Highway and 50 Avenue in 2015 (Langley Advance Times file)

A closer look sought for Langley City’s aging water pipes

Some sections are nearly 60 years old and their condition is unknown, council was told

Crews replaced water, sanitary and storm water pipes in Langley City along 200 Street between Fraser Highway and 50 Avenue in 2015 (Langley Advance Times file)
216th interchange will open by end of summer

216th interchange will open by end of summer

Walnut Grove residents opposed the project for years

216th interchange will open by end of summer
LETTER: Langley’s Old Yale Road needs to be replaced

LETTER: Langley’s Old Yale Road needs to be replaced

Murrayville man describes historic road as unduly lumpy and bumpy

  • Mar 5, 2020
LETTER: Langley’s Old Yale Road needs to be replaced