infrastructure

An infrastructure project for Read Island has received funding from both the provincial and federal governments. (Google Maps)

Funding announced for Read Island infrastructure project

Almost $2 million announced from provincial, federal governments

 

North Cowichan is asking the province to help the tenants of the Magdalena apartment building who are expected to be evicted from the structurally deficient building sometime in the spring of 2023. (Citizen file)

Residents of defective Duncan-area apartment face eviction into low-vacancy market

North Cowichan asks province for help for Magdalena tenants expected to have to leave by the spring

 

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

 

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)
This conceptual image shows the Tlowitsis Nation's visioning process for a new reserve off of York Road and what could it potentially look like at nighttime. Tlowitsis Nation photo.

SRD Director wants more info before consenting to Tlowitsis water supply agreement

SRD asked to give consent on agreement between First Nation and City of Campbell River

This conceptual image shows the Tlowitsis Nation's visioning process for a new reserve off of York Road and what could it potentially look like at nighttime. Tlowitsis Nation photo.
Fibre-to-home construction has been planned for Strathcona Regional District communities. (Black Press Media)

Strathcona Regional District communities to get fibre-to-home infrastructure

Technology announced for communities that were ineligible for grant funding

  • Mar 15, 2022
Fibre-to-home construction has been planned for Strathcona Regional District communities. (Black Press Media)
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 laid in northern region

SRD-led project will connect approximately 90,000 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
Construction is starting on the underground drop network for the Connected Coast project on Cortes Island. Photo supplied by SRD
Construction is starting on the underground drop network for the Connected Coast project on Cortes Island. Photo supplied by SRD
A cell tower is being proposed for Cortes Island. (File photo)

Cell tower proposed for Tla’amin Treaty Land on Cortes Island

Tower would improve emergency communications and safety for residents

A cell tower is being proposed for Cortes Island. (File photo)
A work site on Highway 19A. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A work site on Highway 19A. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
SRD Chair and Gold River mayor Brad Unger speaks at the launch event. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

Project to bring high speed internet to 139 rural and remote coastal communities

SRD Chair and Gold River mayor Brad Unger speaks at the launch event. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Campbell River constable sets record straight on correct way to use roundabout

New ocean-side highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 14, 2021
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
The City of Campbell River release drone footage of the completed Highway 19A upgrades. Image capture from City of Campbell River video.

VIDEO: Completed Highway 19A upgrades shown by drone

City video shows completed highway upgrade project from above

The City of Campbell River release drone footage of the completed Highway 19A upgrades. Image capture from City of Campbell River video.
Left to right: Councillor Colleen Evans, Mayor Andy Adams And Councillor Ron Kerr. Lee Simmons photo

Highway 19A upgrades project in Campbell River completed

Mayor says some people are referring to waterfront corridor as ‘Campbell Riviera’

Left to right: Councillor Colleen Evans, Mayor Andy Adams And Councillor Ron Kerr. Lee Simmons photo
The south side of Campbell River’s Seagull Walkway will receive surface improvements, following a decision by city council. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

City council approves upgrades for portion of downtown Seagull Walkway

South portion of walkway will have surface improvement work completed

The south side of Campbell River’s Seagull Walkway will receive surface improvements, following a decision by city council. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The Centennial Pool change house will be upgraded to improve its accessibility using one of two designs being considered. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

City launches survey on competing Centennial Pool change house designs

One design keeps overall layout, the other features shift to ‘changing village’

The Centennial Pool change house will be upgraded to improve its accessibility using one of two designs being considered. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
Road work

Delays expected in south Campbell River as sewers are upgraded

Construction will begin Monday, July 19 and is expected to last four weeks

Road work
The last mile connections go between homes and the subsea cable network. Photo courtesy SRD.

High-speed Internet coming to Cortes Island

SRD receives funding for Connected Coast last mile hook ups

The last mile connections go between homes and the subsea cable network. Photo courtesy SRD.