The BC Avalanche Program

January 20, 2012
The BC Avalanche Program

Keeping You Safe From the (Tons of) Falling Snow Mountains are one of British Columbia’s most defining features, but those majestic snow-capped peaks can create some pretty hazardous driving conditions on our mountain passes during avalanche season, which typically runs from November to April. Thankfully, we have a team of fully qualified avalanche professionals...

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3 Ways Fish and Fowl Will Love the Colony Farm Restoration Project

January 18, 2012
3 Ways Fish and Fowl Will Love the Colony Farm Restoration Project

Fish and fowl in the Lower Mainland can flip, flop and flap for joy because of habitat enhancements being done at the Colony Farm Regional Park, one of many projects being undertaken as part of the Port Mann Highway 1 Project (PMH1). Although our focus is highway safety, the PMH1 project has given us...

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Night Lights Brighten Darkened Roads for BC Highway Webcams

January 16, 2012
Night Lights Brighten Darkened Roads for BC Highway Webcams

The arrival of winter brings with it many things, from cooler temperatures to (gasp!) snow. Another sign of the arrival of Old Man Winter – travelling during winter often means travelling in the dark. Finding ways to make travel safer for you, especially during the darker months of the year, is what keeps us...

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Start Your Career in Transportation and Infrastructure

January 13, 2012
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The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is currently looking for recent technical school graduates for the Technician Entry Level Program (TELP) and recent engineering graduates and masters students for the Engineer In Training (EIT) program. Both are great opportunities to start your career in the public service. Check out these videos from the...

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Safe Winter Driving Starts with Safe Winter Tires

January 12, 2012

Do your tires make the grade? The Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch are out in force to remind travellers that winter driving conditions on our highways mean winter driving restrictions are also in effect. Your tires are one of our top priorities. Are you ready to shift into winter? Here’s a video with information...

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From Saturated to Solid – Peace Roads Repaired for Winter

January 9, 2012
Peace River Flood

It was an epic rainstorm and a marathon recovery…but things have firmed up nicely in the Peace. After massive rainfalls damaged more than 140 roads in the Peace Region this summer, the highway system is now about 85 per cent repaired, thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of people including ministry staff, maintenance...

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Thinking Bear Smart to Protect Wildlife

January 5, 2012
Thinking Bear Smart to Protect Wildlife

You might have heard us talk about bear awareness before, but today we have some breaking bear news to share with you. Two new initiatives have been put in place to increase the safety of motorists and wildlife on Highway 99. This year saw a large increase in the number of bears foraging for...

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Five Things Not to Do When Winter Driving

January 3, 2012
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Winter is here, but depending on where you are, you may have already been driving through the snow and ice for a while now. If you’ve had a lot of experience driving in those conditions, you know there’s a lot you can do to prepare yourself and your vehicle to make your travels easier....

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Maintenance by the Numbers Adds Up to Safer Roads

December 29, 2011
Maintenance by the Numbers Adds Up to Safer Roads

It’s winter, the snow’s falling, and you’re busy packing the car getting ready for your trip to visit friends and family for the holidays. Finally, you’re ready to head out and, as you wait for your windshield to defog, you notice the snow is starting to stick on the road. This better not impact...

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