Posts Tagged ‘ Revelstoke ’

This is What You Liked Most in 2016

A disaster, time-machines, intrepid bridge workers, and a great Canadian invention. Yes, that sounds like the formula for a sci-fi action film. It also happens to be your top picks of tweets, photos, videos, and blogs that we shared with you in 2016. Here’s a rundown of the best of what made you ooooh, aaahhh, click, tap, and share this year:     One of your favourite ways of reaching out to us is on Facebook. We read all your...

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How to Keep Traffic Moving in Avalanche Country

  It looks like something out of Star Wars. Large metal towers dominating a vantage point over a frozen cliff face that suddenly drop explosives charges, triggering a wall of snow that cascades down the mountain. But this isn’t science fiction. It’s a new technology designed to make roads safer and cut down on traffic headaches. It’s called a Remote Avalanche Control System, or RACS, and this winter we’re piloting it along a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway called...

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Woodenhead a Solid Monument to Highway Safety

  A man with a wooden stare is watching over the Trans-Canada Highway at Revelstoke, to see if motorists are driving safely. The man, with his unblinking gaze, was once stationed along the Big Bend Highway and now resides in a park, named in his honour. Just who is this man? Why it’s Woodenhead – BC’s highly original roadside attraction that started as a cedar stump! In the 1940s, a large stump was spotted by Peter Fuoco who was...

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BC Road Trip Time Machine: Lytton to Revelstoke, circa 1966

You asked for this one and we are happy to deliver it. Step back in time with us as we travel BC Highway 1 from Lytton to Revelstoke, circa 1966. This super cool, historical photolog video captures one of the most important transportation routes in BC – the Trans-Canada Highway. It’s the primary east-west route through the province, a big part of our Pacific Gateway program and a vital link between British Columbia and the rest of Canada. We...

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Bridging the Week: 50 Years of Trans Canada, Smooth Rides and Thinking Fiscal

Bridging the Week: 50 Years of Trans Canada, Smooth Rides and Thinking Fiscal

Last week it was one milestone on the Trans Canada Highway, and this week another but on the other side of British Columbia. We’ve been building up to this event for a few weeks now: The Trans Canada Highway 50th anniversary and we hope you’ve enjoyed our trip down memory lane (see what I did there?). We really want to thank those who helped clarify some of our historic photos on our Facebook page. Couldn’t have done it without...

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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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Projects of the Week: Southern Interior

Projects of the Week: Southern Interior

This was a busy year for projects in the province’s southern interior. We built bridges, widened highways, paved roads and made travel safer, regardless of how you get around. Here’s a quick recap of some of the recent highlights: Highway 20 Chilcotin Bridge Neel-co Builders Ltd. were busy resurfacing the Chilcotin Bridge on Highway 20. The new surface will keep out moisture and prevent deterioration, extending the bridge’s service life and providing drivers with a better ride to boot....

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