Construction

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

 

A collection of glass bottles dating back to the early 1900s were unearthed during a construction project at the Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Photos courtesy Cindy MacDougall)

Cheers to history: 100-year-old beer bottles unearthed at Royal Roads University

Four bottles from Victoria Brewing Co., Silver Springs Brewery date back to early 1900s

 

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps (far left) joins developers in breaking ground on Tresah, a mass timber residential development in the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Ground breaks on mass timber condo buildings in Victoria

Development kicks off Midtown neighbourhood, says Victoria mayor

 

The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paving done, finishing the concrete work the next priority on Chemainus Road

Corridor upgrade project will likely continue well into December

The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Tourism Tofino celebrates success at VIREB awards

Tourism Tofino was a big winner at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)
Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

WorkSafeBC investigating death at Victoria Customs House construction site

Prevention officer will ensure all safety issues addressed before work starts again

Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River is ‘booming’ says City’s development manager

The amount of upcoming properties may redeem the city’s reputation of having one of the worst rental vacancy records in B.C.

A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents call on province to address McKenzie Interchange safety concerns

Ministry says some desired safety improvements will be addressed by Saanich

Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Construction workers prepare the site of what will become a 40,000-square-foot warehouse at the San Group remanufacturing plant site, behind the dirt berm on Stamp Avenue. (July 23, 2020) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

San Group preps Port Alberni remanufacturing site for warehouses

Buildings will be used to store finished lumber right out of the kilns until they can be shipped

Construction workers prepare the site of what will become a 40,000-square-foot warehouse at the San Group remanufacturing plant site, behind the dirt berm on Stamp Avenue. (July 23, 2020) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A map shows where Mainroad Contracting will create a temporary access to Highway 4 near Whiskey Creek Co-Op to facilitate construction on a nearby rural road. (MAP COURTESY MAINROAD CONTRACTING)

Road construction will affect Highway 4 traffic between Qualicum and Port Alberni

Temporary detour onto Highway 4 in Whiskey Creek for culvert work starts Aug. 4, 2020

A map shows where Mainroad Contracting will create a temporary access to Highway 4 near Whiskey Creek Co-Op to facilitate construction on a nearby rural road. (MAP COURTESY MAINROAD CONTRACTING)
Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning at home construction sites in north Nanaimo, noted a VIU press release. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Learning outside the classroom suits VIU’s carpentry program just fine

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning at home construction sites in north Nanaimo, noted a VIU press release. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
San Group employees and contractors watch the first official log come out of a ring debarker before heading via conveyor to the hewsaw at the new B Mill on San’s Coulson site, Friday, May 29, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

San Group opens Island’s first new sawmill in 15 years

New Alberni operation first in the west coast in a long time

San Group employees and contractors watch the first official log come out of a ring debarker before heading via conveyor to the hewsaw at the new B Mill on San’s Coulson site, Friday, May 29, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s McKenzie Interchange project on track to finish this summer

Transit stops, landscaping, lighting yet to be completed

The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A flagger that was struck at a road construction site on the South Island Highway is expected to make a full recovery after receiving minor injuries on April 21, 2020. (Image from Pixabay)
A flagger that was struck at a road construction site on the South Island Highway is expected to make a full recovery after receiving minor injuries on April 21, 2020. (Image from Pixabay)
Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)

30-minute delays expected along TCH in Langford Wednesday overnight

Road work begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until Thursday morning

Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)
The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resurfacing begins this spring on three Island highways

Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 14 and Highway 19 to be resurfaced to improve driving conditions

The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements project that’s brought daily delays to commuters on Hwy. 4 will not be completed this summer. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Timeline pushed back for Tofino-Ucluelet highway construction project

Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel said the ministry’s announcement came as “no surprise.”

The Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements project that’s brought daily delays to commuters on Hwy. 4 will not be completed this summer. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)