Construction

A volunteer tears down fencing in front of the grandstands at Westshore Motorsports Park Saturday, Sept. 24, a week after the track held its final race before shutting down.

PHOTOS: Volunteers start tear down of Westshore Motorsports Park

A week after the track fell silent, work is underway to preserve as much of it as possible

 

The BC Construction Association has launched a new mentorship program aimed at supporting 300 early career trades workers per year for at least the next three years. (Pixabay photo).

BC Construction Association building builders through new mentorship program

300 mentee positions are open for applications as industry paves the way for beginning builders

 

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)

Two Greater Victoria companies fined for 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)
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)
Aerial maps show the initial sections of Tillicum Road to be targeted for protected bike lanes. Top diagram shows Saanich section leading to Tillicum Bridge, bottom shows continuation across Gorge Road and toward Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Construction on Saanich’s Tillicum Road bike lanes underway soon

Delays, partial road closures expected along corridor until early September

Aerial maps show the initial sections of Tillicum Road to be targeted for protected bike lanes. Top diagram shows Saanich section leading to Tillicum Bridge, bottom shows continuation across Gorge Road and toward Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Unbuilders removes the brick walls of a building on Fort Street in Victoria. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Unbuilders removes the brick walls of a building on Fort Street in Victoria. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New Langford middle school opening pushed back to November

Students will instead start the school year at other schools

Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich gets rolling on Tillicum Road protected bike lanes

Work to start this month with completion expected late this year

Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Traffic delays expected along Island Highway in View Royal this week

Gas service work near View Royal Avenue sees single-lane alternating traffic in effect

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

No construction noise exemptions yet granted in Langford

3 applications made since bylaw was adopted May 16, none approved

A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Road work will begin in early August from North Dairy Road to Elm Street. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Road work will begin in early August from North Dairy Road to Elm Street. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Delays are expected this week due to the construction of a roundabout at Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway. (Courtesy City of Langford)

Delays expected this week with Millstream roundabout construction in Langford

Millstream Road/Bear Mountain Parkway intersection down to single lane alternating traffic

Delays are expected this week due to the construction of a roundabout at Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway. (Courtesy City of Langford)
A worker toils on a construction project on Orono Avenue in Langford. Council will vote July 18 on whether to charge a fee for applications for construction noise bylaw exemptions. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Companies seeking exemption from construction noise bylaw may be charged in Langford

Application fee proposal would see companies charged $500, or $750 for short notice

A worker toils on a construction project on Orono Avenue in Langford. Council will vote July 18 on whether to charge a fee for applications for construction noise bylaw exemptions. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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

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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)
Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Pricier home rebuilds targeted at start of Victoria deconstruction bylaw

Owners will be refunded a fee based on the amount of building materials salvaged

Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood begins construction on new double roundabout

Construction at Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway to finish by fall 2023

The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
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)
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