Posts Tagged ‘ golden ’

What is So Important about Phase Four of the Kicking Horse Canyon?

Rushing rivers and soaring mountains make for a beautiful road trip, but when it comes to widening and improving highways, those same breathtaking features can pose an incredible challenge. Few highways in BC are more beautiful or challenging than the Kicking Horse Canyon along Highway 1. Constructed through Kicking Horse Pass in 1962 and following basically the original Canadian Pacific Rail route, this portion of the Trans-Canada Highway reaches its highest point at an elevation of 1,643 metres or...

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“Smart” Signs Shine for Safety

“Smart” Signs Shine for Safety

New intelligent transportation systems have recently landed on B.C. highways. While these might sound like extra-terrestrial time-travelling devices, they are actually human-created combinations of advanced and emerging technologies like computers, electronic sensors and communication devices. We’re using them in the ministry to save lives, time, money and energy, and protect the environment. Sensing Slippery Conditions What makes these systems so smart is that they can automatically warn motorists, about conditions in areas that might require extra care to drive....

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Projects of the Week: Tales of Volunteering and Trails

Projects of the Week: Tales of Volunteering and Trails

Walking trails connect people to recreation, services and each other in a healthy, active way. Fresh air is nice too. The ministry and its maintenance contractors have been building these connections over the last few months by volunteering their time, equipment and materials for 10 projects that support community trails. These, and 18 other projects, are enhancing life in B.C. communities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and feel good about making a difference....

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The Tow Plow

A tow plow being pulled behind a plow truck

Clearing More Lanes If you’re driving in the Castlegar, Golden, or North Vancouver Island areas this winter, keep an eye out for the new tow plows being used by our maintenance contractor, Emcon Services. A tow plow is a trailer that attaches behind a traditional plow truck. The plow truck driver can angle the tow plow into the next lane, making it possible to clear two lanes in a single pass. While the trailer may look wide and difficult...

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