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What is a Garbage Gobbler? A Kitschy, Cool and Beloved Piece of BC Highway History

April 8, 2014
BC Highway Garbage Gobbler

Let’s take a trip down memory lane shall we? Back to the days when things moved a little more slowly, perhaps around 1959. Slide into a larger vehicle, one built for style, say… an Edsel?  Bring the whole family on a motoring adventure and explore Beautiful British Columbia.Take one of our many modern highway...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

March 18, 2014
Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

When winter hits, firefighters have to achieve a delicate balance between speed and safety. As emergency responders, their goal is to arrive on scene as fast as possible without putting themselves or other drivers at risk. This is Part 3 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how various people, representing various professions,...

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The Most Unusual Tool in Our Winter Snow Fighting Tool Box

February 12, 2014
The Most Unusual Tool in Our Winter Snow Fighting Tool Box

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has many tools in its snow fighting and highway maintenance toolkit; each one specially chosen to keep highways clear and safe for motorists during the winter. Some of our tools include: Tow plows, Graders, Salt, helicopter and gas-ex avalanche control, Sanding Beets. Wait a minute. Did we say...

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Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

February 5, 2014
Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Are you a commercial driver hauling freight in British Columbia? If so, we’ve got some great news for you. DriveBC has a new tool to make your life easier – the Commercial Vehicle Route Planner. If you’ve ever used Google Maps before, it’s the same kind of idea. You enter your starting point and...

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What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

December 23, 2013
What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

It has been a while in the making, but the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now open. What does that mean to you? Well, the new route will mean different things for different drivers. New Highways Mean New Numbers Prior to the opening of the new route, Highway 17 began at the BC...

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Shift into Winter Message Sweetened for Skeena Motorists

December 4, 2013
Shift into Winter Message Sweetened for Skeena Motorists

Candies and cool freebies were delivered along with Shift into Winter safety information, to drivers at two safety checks, near Terrace on a recent Saturday. The candy sweetened the message to motorists, on Highway 16 east of town, and Highway 37 between Terrace and Kitimat, that winter is a time to be extra prepared...

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween!

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Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

October 25, 2013
Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a BC Highway Cam come to life? It’s a lot more than just a pole and camera. We documented the entire process during an installation at Liard Hwy Junction (on Hwy 97 about 28 km north of Ft. Nelson) this summer, are excited to share...

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Your Child Car Seat Safety Questions…Answered!

October 16, 2013
Your Child Car Seat Safety Questions…Answered!

Got kids? Then you’ve likely got questions…  Anything from “When should they start eating solids?” to “When are they going to start walking and talking?” But one of the most important questions you will likely ask yourself is, “Which car seat do I choose and when?” Good question! Here are the answers to five...

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Be Prepared

October 7, 2013
Be Prepared

Winter causes dangerous conditions that require preparation, knowledge and skill to navigate safely. Snow, ice, slush, rain, and fog affect driving conditions in different ways, and rapid changes in elevation can make British Columbia’s highway conditions unpredictable. REDIRECTING … We are forwarding you to the Shift Into Winter site. If you do not get...

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