Construction

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Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

 

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

 

Number of building permits for single family homes in Salmon Arm in 2020 exceeding number in 2019. (File photo)
Residential construction was strong in Salmon Arm in 2018, a trend that appears to be continuing into 2019. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Construction in Salmon Arm during COVID-19 climbs beyond expectations

Number and value of building permits for single family homes exceed 2019 statistics

 

As work to replace the Solsqua-Sicamous continues, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic beginning on Oct. 5. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Half-hour delays expected due to bridge replacement in Sicamous

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect for the Solsqua-Sicamous bridge.

As work to replace the Solsqua-Sicamous continues, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic beginning on Oct. 5. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)

Major Highway 1 upgrades near Golden inches closer to construction

Construction is expected to last for four years

Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)
Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Project will clear 300,000 square feet of commercial building space on Duck Lake Indian Reserve No. 7

Construction begins on new Okanagan business park
Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Emergency crews are responding to the Trestle Ridge area of Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna
Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Pleasant Valley Road closed for housing project in 4000 block, in addition to closure at Silver Star Road

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
The proposed Ross Street underpass. (City of Salmon Arm illustration)

Projected cost of Salmon Arm’s Ross Street underpass goes up by $3.5 million

Funds from downtown parkade project to be used to bolster underpass funding

The proposed Ross Street underpass. (City of Salmon Arm illustration)
Crews work on the Trans-Canada Highway near the downtown Tim Hortons and at the corner of the highway and Sixth Avenue NE on Monday morning, May 25. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Single-lane traffic on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm due to aging watermain

City says goodbye to cast-iron main while moving it off highway, into park

Crews work on the Trans-Canada Highway near the downtown Tim Hortons and at the corner of the highway and Sixth Avenue NE on Monday morning, May 25. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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Summerland construction activity slower than a year ago

Number and value of building permits issued in April show decrease from 2019 statistics

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With the intersection of Victoria Rd., Fourth St. and Townley St. closed for the construction of a roundabout, traffic going from one end of Revelstoke to the other is being rerouted to 8th St. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Stop calling 911 about new roundabout detour: Revelstoke RCMP

The detour was put in place April 30 as the construction work begins

With the intersection of Victoria Rd., Fourth St. and Townley St. closed for the construction of a roundabout, traffic going from one end of Revelstoke to the other is being rerouted to 8th St. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
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Building inspector urges renovators to get permits

Projects have been beginning without building permits during COVID-19 shutdowns

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At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

  • Mar 11, 2020
At home with Dan Sartori
Phase four of the Kicking Horse Canyon project will twin the winding stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Golden, B.C. (Photo Ministry of Transportation Photo)

‘Definitely Revelstoke will take a financial hit’: Highway 1 upgrades near Golden to begin this fall

The province said there will be no extended 24 hour closures during summer or winter

Phase four of the Kicking Horse Canyon project will twin the winding stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Golden, B.C. (Photo Ministry of Transportation Photo)
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)