infrastructure

Island Community Solar Co-op is excited about receiving a start-up grant. (Photo submitted)

Start-up grant a ray of sunshine for solar co-op in Nanaimo

Island Community Solar Co-op looks at setting up mid-size solar arrays locally

 

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

 

$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another $1.4 million approved for Nanaimo’s Metral Drive project

Councillors discuss complaints and virtues of ‘complete streets’ project

 

The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)

Roundabout planned for Nanaimo’s troublesome Mary Ellen Drive intersection

City staff reports to finance committee on project costs

The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
A section of Hammond Bay Road was closed for several hours Wednesday, June 22, after a crane truck became entangled in communication lines and rolled on its side. There were no injuries reported. (Photo: Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Crane truck flips after tangling in communications wire in Nanaimo

No injuries, but incident blocked north Nanaimo road for seven hours

A section of Hammond Bay Road was closed for several hours Wednesday, June 22, after a crane truck became entangled in communication lines and rolled on its side. There were no injuries reported. (Photo: Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)

Highway resurfacing, patching, begins this week in Duncan area

Resurfacing and patch repairs scheduled for Highways 1 and 18

  • Jun 22, 2022
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)
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)

Nanaimo first Canadian city to connect to Rogers Communications’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G will benefit commercial, industrial, public-sector and home 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)
The Lenhart Bridge, spanning the Millstone River at the foot of Lenhart Avenue, is too old and too narrow to meet modern active transportation needs, but city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting, recommended cancelling a planned project to replace the bridge. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors, in tie vote, recommend cancelling bridge replacement in Bowen Park

Finance committee split on Lenhart Bridge project after it comes in $188,000 over budget

The Lenhart Bridge, spanning the Millstone River at the foot of Lenhart Avenue, is too old and too narrow to meet modern active transportation needs, but city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting, recommended cancelling a planned project to replace the bridge. (News Bulletin file photo)
Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)

Community groups call for end of anchorages in local waters

There are 33 commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands waters

Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)
Traffic was closed on Sixth Street as city workers worked to repair a rupture in a water main that occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday, March 23. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

UPDATE: Water main break repaired on Sixth Street in Nanaimo

City crews repaired break in Harewood and Sixth Street was closed to traffic

Traffic was closed on Sixth Street as city workers worked to repair a rupture in a water main that occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday, March 23. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
A water main rupture on Bowen Road in 2020 has spurred an early start to a major water supply upgrade project in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A water main rupture on Bowen Road in 2020 has spurred an early start to a major water supply upgrade project in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)

Residents of one Ladysmith neighbourhood won’t be billed for discoloured water

Weather over recent weeks prevented town staff from flushing water main

Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)
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
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Vancouver Island constable sets record straight on how to use a roundabout

Campbell River highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 16, 2021
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)

Nanoose Bay water pipe replacement costs go up by more than $500,000

Regional District of Nanaimo still completing water main work related to a 2014 referendum

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)