Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

July 18, 2013
Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Are you curious about how things are progressing on the Evergreen Line? Do you wish you could see what happens behind the scenes as construction unfolds? Well then, today is your lucky day! Starting today, you can watch Evergreen Line construction progress online thanks to the launch of two new BC ConstructionCams in Port Moody. The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be...

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What it’s Like to be a Traffic Controller in the Cone Zone

July 18, 2013
Sharon

In order to respect the Cone Zone, drivers need to respect the people it is designed to protect. A big part of the Cone Zone BC safety campaign is showing the faces behind the signs and pylons. Without further ado, we’d like to introduce traffic controller Sharon Harris. She’s a pro when it comes to keeping construction crews, special event participants, drivers, pedestrians and many others safe when there’s action on B.C. roads. We recently chatted with Sharon to...

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Highway 37 Stewart-Cassiar – Scenic Road to Northern Adventure

July 16, 2013
Highway 37 Stewart-Cassiar – Scenic Road to Northern Adventure

Take a road trip where wildlife appears in and on the landscape, signs from around the world sprout in a forest and flowers grow on roofs. This is Highway 37 – the Stewart-Cassiar Highway – where you’ll discover the unexpected, experience the freedom of being off the beaten track, and be awed by dramatic northern landscapes. Here are a few photo highlights you might see on this wilderness route. (For detailed travel information,including travel tips and available services, see...

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UPDATE: When to Expect Delays on the Malahat

July 12, 2013
malahat Delays

If you’ve driven between Victoria and Duncan lately, you may have experienced delays along the Malahat. We apologize for any inconvenience. The congestion is caused by increased summer traffic volumes and the remaining safety improvement work soon to be completed. To help you plan your trip, please review the following work schedule for multiple sites between Goldstream Provincial Park and Shawnigan Lake Road. The main work remaining includes barrier installation and microsurfacing, which requires laying a thin layer of...

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South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

July 5, 2013
South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

Great news for those waiting to travel the entire South Fraser Perimeter Road (known in local circles as the SFPR): your wait will be over December 2013. If you live or drive in the Lower Mainland, you probably already know what this project is all about, but if you’ve never heard of it before, here are a few details to give you an idea about its size and what it means for local communities and the rest of us....

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New Webcam for Lougheed Highway

July 5, 2013
BC highway webcam

FYI, if you’re travelling Highway #7 between Chilliwack and Agassiz , you’ve got a new way to get a sneak peak at weather conditions or traffic concerns. We’ve added a new Lougheed Highway webcam at Highlands Boulevard, about three kilometres east of Harrison Mills. At an elevation of 70 metres, this cam will give you a view looking east. Whether you’re a local or from out of town, you can find it on the DriveBC website. There’s lots of...

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A Closer Look at Commercial Passenger Transportation Licencing

July 3, 2013
A Closer Look at Commercial Passenger Transportation Licencing

If you operate a taxi, limo or similar kind of commercial passenger service, you’ll know about the Passenger Transportation Branch and the Passenger Transportation Board. If you don’t, or if you’re just wanting to get started in the industry, chances are pretty good you might have never heard of them before. So who are they, and what do they do? If you’re looking for the Coles Notes version, it basically comes down to this: if you’re driving people around,...

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