Take the Shift Into Winter Test, Win New Treads

November 1, 2013
Take the Shift Into Winter Test, Win New Treads

Are you prepared for winter? And, by that, I mean fully prepared? Getting ready for the wintry months ahead requires a significant shift in vehicle, mind and soul. Well, maybe just those first two. Point is, properly equipping your vehicle is just as important as possessing the necessary winter driving skills to safely handle...

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween!

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Shift into Winter: The Inside Scoop on Winter Tires

October 29, 2013
Shift into Winter: The Inside Scoop on Winter Tires

What is a winter tire? Is it one with a mountain snowflake symbol?  How about M+S (mud and snow) tires? With the changing technology around winter tires, there has been a bit of confusion around this question. Because of that, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is going to assess the existing definition of...

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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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Learn How Now: The Metro Vancouver Traffic Map on DriveBC

October 11, 2013

Do you travel in the Metro Vancouver area? If so, there’s a great new DriveBC feature you need to know about called the Metro Vancouver Traffic Flow map. You’ll find it by clicking on the picture of the map on the DriveBC homepage, or by clicking the Map View tab near the top of...

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What Lurks Beyond – The Untold Story of the McIntyre Passing Lanes

October 10, 2013
What Lurks Beyond – The Untold Story of the McIntyre Passing Lanes

In many ways, the McIntyre Passing Lanes project is much like any of our other projects. We’re widening a section of Highway 97, just north of Oliver, so we can put in passing lanes and wider shoulders, and make things generally safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. It’s just another way we’re making it...

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A Bit of BC History: Jet-Setters in Winter Maintenance

October 8, 2013
A Bit of BC History: Jet-Setters in Winter Maintenance

Have a good look at the picture below. It’s a shot of a snow plow on Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 between Creston and Salmo in the mid-sixties. Notice anything unusual? Probably not, because what makes this plow so unique isn’t immediately obvious. So here’s a hint. Ever hear of a Pratt and Whitney?...

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Winter is Coming: Make Like a Stark and Shift Into Winter

October 7, 2013
Winter is Coming: Make Like a Stark and Shift Into Winter

As House Stark so often reminds us in that oh so solemn tone: “winter is coming.” (Yes, our Game of Thrones geek flag is waving proudly in the cold, blustery air). We’ve entered October, which means we’ve popped the clutch on our annual Shift Into Winter campaign. Over the next few weeks, the Ministry...

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