Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

November 16, 2013
Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

Bit by bit and piece by piece, the Evergreen Line is starting to take shape. The construction of a new SkyTrain takes time and includes moving utilities, reconfiguring roads, building at-grade and elevated guideways, tunnels, stations, and installing train operating systems. Oftentimes this work unfolds behind the scenes, but recently a number of important...

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Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

November 15, 2013
Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

We receive a lot of questions about our highwaycams.  We’ve talked about some of the more popular ones in You Asked: The Top Five DriveBC WebCam Questions. But lately there’s been another question that’s come up: why do highwaycams go down when there’s been a traffic incident nearby? Just to be clear, highway cams...

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Saluting a Century of Usk’s Skeena River Ferrymen

November 7, 2013
Saluting a Century of Usk’s Skeena River Ferrymen

The Usk ferry recently celebrated a century of service, and while the watercraft was recognized, long-time area residents say it’s the ferryman they will never forget. Usk (pronounced like “tusk” – without the “t”) sprang up 16 kilometres east of Terrace after the end of the riverboat era and the completion of the Grand...

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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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