New Platform Offers Nesting Opportunity for Ospreys

January 18, 2017
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What the heck do ospreys and the BC Ministry of Transportation have in common? Would you believe the W.R. Bennett Bridge? You see, we aren’t just responsible for highways and the travellers who use them; we’re also responsible for wildlife living alongside BC highways and in recent years a family of ospreys have decided to call this bridge home. Known for their dramatic dives into water to catch live fish, ospreys construct their nests on top of dead trees,...

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Why Beloved Barlee Would Smile at New Stop of Interest Signs

January 17, 2017
Bill Barlee from TV Show

What would a high-profile historian say about the 75 new BC Stop of Interest signs to be created? We asked Bill Barlee’s daughter, Veronica Barlee, a senior policy advisor with the provincial government. Veronica graciously agreed to talk with us...

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What It’s Like to Be a Transportation All-Star

January 12, 2017
Nini Long

The number one question we get about our Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) is… “What kinds of projects do graduates end up working on throughout their career with the ministry?” The engineers and technicians who joined us...

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Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be a 2017 EIT or TELP Now

January 6, 2017
TELP EIT FB AD

*UPDATE* We’ve updated this blog post to reflect the 2017 intake. Please note this if reviewing the comments. Recent grad? Now is your chance to get that career started. The Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) recruitment has...

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This is What You Liked Most in 2016

December 29, 2016
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A disaster, time-machines, intrepid bridge workers, and a great Canadian invention. Yes, that sounds like the formula for a sci-fi action film. It also happens to be your top picks of tweets, photos, videos, and blogs that we shared...

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What You Need to Know About Winter Weather on the “Coq”

December 22, 2016
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We’ve heard from a few folks recently asking how they can travel the Coquihalla safely during the winter.  Apart from our usual recommendations for proper tires, checking DriveBC, keeping a full tank of gas and driving to conditions, we...

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Highway Work That Will Keep You on the Move in Northern BC

December 19, 2016
Placing rip-rap, or rock armour, to stabilize the banks along the Fraser River

As our economy has grown, so too has the need safely connect people and cargo in Northern BC with the Interior. Here is a sampling of three projects, one in the preliminary stages and two in progress, of BC...

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