Construction

A vehicle drives over a pothole along King George Boulevard, near 60 Avenue, in 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

4,000 pothole-repair requests: City plans for repairs to be finished by June 1

Staff say this is more than twice the usual number of requests in a season

 

Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

New multi-million-dollar feed mill under construction in Chilliwack

‘95 per cent of feed produced is consumed within 50-km radius,’ says Trouw official

 

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

 

B.C. government photo

Surrey making ‘significant progress’ on permit processing times for building houses

This is according to a corporate report that came before council recently

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B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Water-main installation leads to road closure on 64 Avenue

Road expected to reopen Monday, March 28 at 6 a.m.

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Forge Properties has been nominated for a number of HAVAN awards, some recognizing its Fantom property in White Rock. (Forge Properties photo)

White Rock, Surrey companies among nominees for homebuilder awards

HAVAN Awards to be handed out in Vancouver in April

Forge Properties has been nominated for a number of HAVAN awards, some recognizing its Fantom property in White Rock. (Forge Properties photo)
Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to tackle illegal construction by doubling fines

Current fine to rise to $1,000 from $500 for preventing inspection, constructing without permit, occupancy without permit, and ignoring stop work order

Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Former NHL hockey player Corey Hirsch in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.

Former NHL-er Hirsch coming to Surrey to talk about mental health

Two-hour event Jan. 21 hosted by Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

Former NHL hockey player Corey Hirsch in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives with CEO Ann Squires Ferguson

Reshaping the construction and design industries

  • Oct 15, 2021
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
A rendering of the new addition for White Rock Elementary, which is set to open in September 2022. (Image: surreyschools.ca)

Construction begins on Surrey, White Rock school additions

The expansions will add eight new classrooms to each school

A rendering of the new addition for White Rock Elementary, which is set to open in September 2022. (Image: surreyschools.ca)
Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fire erupts following gas-line rupture at South Surrey road construction site

Gas main near 32 Avenue hit by third party: FortisBC

Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey city Councillor Jack Hundial. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey councillor presents motion to curb illegal, unauthorized construction

Jack Hundial says illegal and unauthorized construction in Surrey ‘presents real dangers to life’

Surrey city Councillor Jack Hundial. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey council awards $16.2M in 84th Avenue connector contracts

The project, at the south end of Bear Creek Park, was originally estimated to cost $12.25M to $13M

Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Temporary road closures are coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway and area as crews prepare for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. (Image: Google Maps)

Temporary months-long road closure coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway as part of SkyTrain construction

Part of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension’s early works program

Temporary road closures are coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway and area as crews prepare for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. (Image: Google Maps)
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph