Construction

Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)

Slow down and move over, Emcon reminding motorists to keep crews safe

Crews are working on the West Shore along the Trans-Canada Highway repairing delineators

 

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

 

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

West Coast highway closures resume as lengthy improvement project hits home stretch

Ministry says $53.96 million project is roughly 90% complete

 

WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)

Vancouver Island companies fined for high-risk safety violations

WorkSafeBC issued administrative penalties for confined space, elevated work area violations

WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)
Kalin Summer, with Irrigation Supply Company, checks on a joint being formed between two lengths of water pipe on a fusing machine that heats the ends of the pipes to form a seamless joint. The work was happening at Beban Park Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Work intensifying on water supply and road reconstruction projects in Nanaimo

City warns of noise and possible traffic delays in Bowen and Northfield area

Kalin Summer, with Irrigation Supply Company, checks on a joint being formed between two lengths of water pipe on a fusing machine that heats the ends of the pipes to form a seamless joint. The work was happening at Beban Park Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
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)
Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)

City about to break ground on mid-town water supply project

Work set to start Monday, July 25, near Nanaimo Parkway

Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘A familiar tale:’ City of Nanaimo copes with rising construction costs

Infrastructure projects delayed by soaring inflation, supply chain issues and labour shortages

Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)

Island operator hospitalized after excavator tumbles down a 50-foot cliff

Worker taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning

An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)
Garry Oak Park won an award of excellence in the Industrial category at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board commercial building awards, which took place in Parksville on April 28. (Image submitted)

Awards draw attention to some of Nanaimo’s best new buildings

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board hands out commercial building awards

Garry Oak Park won an award of excellence in the Industrial category at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board commercial building awards, which took place in Parksville on April 28. (Image submitted)
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)
A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s population starting to trend younger, says state of economy report

Pandemic and housing market lead to swings in construction and labour

A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)
#lunchboxchallenge Construction Month 2021 participant

April is Construction Month in B.C.

For five years BC has celebrated the skilled tradespeople who build our province. They deserve it.

  • Mar 28, 2022
#lunchboxchallenge Construction Month 2021 participant
Vancouver Island University’s carpentry program students will help build a grand prize dream home that will be raffled to raise money toward a new stand-alone facility for Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Image courtesy Nanaimo Community Hospice Dream Home Lottery)

VIU carpentry students to work on Nanaimo Hospice lottery dream home

Home raffle ticket sales will help create stand-alone hospice facility

Vancouver Island University’s carpentry program students will help build a grand prize dream home that will be raffled to raise money toward a new stand-alone facility for Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. (Image courtesy Nanaimo Community Hospice Dream Home Lottery)
Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo-based Atlas Engineered Products buys Hi-Tec Industries

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer acquires Lantzville-based competitor

Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo preparing to test new fast-track building permit program

City partnering with development industry representatives on improvements to permit process

Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)