infrastructure

The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)

$1.8-million worth of bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks coming to Sooke

Grant to implement Active Transportation Plan on Otter Point Road

 

Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney, Central Saanich benefit from B.C. funding for active transportation plans

Grants allow smaller municipalities to fund public works like those seen in larger centres

 

Non-toxic red dye may be observed in Gorge Creek and the Gorge Waterway as the Township of Esquimalt performs routine storm and sewer drain testing next week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt to test storm, sewer infrastructure with dye near Gorge waterway

Non-toxic tabs will help show cracks in underground network, red dye may show up in water

 

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island’s only indoor swimming pool turned down for grant funds

Refurbishing the pool would have cost around $8.5 million to revitalize the entire aquatic centre

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Miranda Aloma (with dog Sherlock) stands in front of what she jokingly calls her water tank ghetto. She has already used up the auxiliary water she’d reserved in the spring, and is relying on water deliveries earlier than she ever has before. Three tanks in the back are not-potable; she rigs up hoses and buckets and uses that water for plants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Sooke residents say rock blasting is impacting water wells; Ministry points to dry weather

‘This isn’t my first dry year. I’ve never had to order water in June. That’s not normal.’

Miranda Aloma (with dog Sherlock) stands in front of what she jokingly calls her water tank ghetto. She has already used up the auxiliary water she’d reserved in the spring, and is relying on water deliveries earlier than she ever has before. Three tanks in the back are not-potable; she rigs up hoses and buckets and uses that water for plants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
A map of the closed section of Quadra Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Quadra Street block closing July 12 for four weeks

All traffic will detour around Greenridge and Reynolds

A map of the closed section of Quadra Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
New sections of Highway 14 in Sooke will include culverts that double as animal crossings thanks to public feedback. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Safe animal crossings added to Sooke highway design

Public feedback made a difference in many areas of Highway 14 project

New sections of Highway 14 in Sooke will include culverts that double as animal crossings thanks to public feedback. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt’s borrowing plan authorized for new public safety building

Alternate approval process didn’t garner enough opposition to warrant public vote

Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
Improving safety at Keating Cross Road and the Pat Bay Highway is the goal of the flyover project currently in the works. The province aims to reveal the final cost and design this fall. (Screencap/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Final budget, design of Keating flyover in Central Saanich still in the works

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says information coming by this fall

Improving safety at Keating Cross Road and the Pat Bay Highway is the goal of the flyover project currently in the works. The province aims to reveal the final cost and design this fall. (Screencap/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Conflicting accounts of connectivity speed has created a hurdle for the Connected Coast project. File photo, Black Press

Connected Coast disconnection fires up Vancouver Island officials

Conflicting accounts of connection speeds throws wrench into plans SRD directors say

Conflicting accounts of connectivity speed has created a hurdle for the Connected Coast project. File photo, Black Press
Some recommendations from the Downtown Safety Select Committee have been approved by Campbell River City Council, including removing the glass stage covering at Spirit Square. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River proceeds with ‘mean-spirited’ Spirit Square stage covering removal

But mayor acknowledges need for ‘welcoming, warm place with support services’

Some recommendations from the Downtown Safety Select Committee have been approved by Campbell River City Council, including removing the glass stage covering at Spirit Square. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Alice and Port Hardy get funds for tourism infrastructure development

Kayaking facilities among the projects funded for Port Hardy and Port McNeill

Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)

Flood closes Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters for two weeks

Duncan offices significantly damaged on three floors

  • Mar 30, 2021
The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)
(Westerly News file photo)

Tofino condemns ‘racist’ responses to ecosystem service fee proposal

1 per cent fee would have supported Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s Tribal Park Allies program.

(Westerly News file photo)
An overview of the proposed wastewater outfall for Tlowitsis First Nation – prepared by Chatwin Engineering – submitted to the Ministry of Transport.

Vancouver Island officials ‘cannot support’ sewage outfall for displaced First Nation

Strathcona Regional District wants planned Tlowitsis village to have self-contained sewage system

An overview of the proposed wastewater outfall for Tlowitsis First Nation – prepared by Chatwin Engineering – submitted to the Ministry of Transport.
Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)

Duncan-area sewage outflow moving out of the Cowichan River?

$42 million proposal on the table to relocate pipe into the sea outside of Cowichan Bay

Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Parts recycled, life returning to inlet as as old Port Alice mill decommissioned

Bankruptcy company oversees de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring

  • Mar 7, 2021
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Undersea cables are towed out into position. Photo Baylink Networks.

Quadra Island director concerned about Telus’ wireless plan

‘A rather inappropriate move by a multi-billion dollar company’ — Abram

Undersea cables are towed out into position. Photo Baylink Networks.
(Left to right) Michelle, Matthew and Simon Gowing stand on their Ernest Avenue property in front of the pit where their house once stood. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Couple’s long battle with Saanich over a $300,000 storm drain ends with a win

Council approves rock pit drainage system instead of asking residents to buy municipal storm drain

(Left to right) Michelle, Matthew and Simon Gowing stand on their Ernest Avenue property in front of the pit where their house once stood. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)

Colwood mayor pitches 10 acres for gondola, parking

Project dependent on province approving commuter ferry to downtown Victoria

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)