February 18, 2018

VSB wants money for seismic upgrades

The Vancouver School Board is asking the provincial government for 850 million dollars as part of its latest capital plan, to help make schools safer in the event of an earthquake. In a presentation to city council, school board officials say more than half of its buildings are more than 50 years old, many of which are at a high risk for earthquake … [Read more...]

Company whose sawmill exploded last year promises upgrades for collecting wood dust

The company whose sawmill in Burns Lake exploded last January, says they're still analyzing recommendations released by the BC Safety Authority Tuesday. Many of the recommendations were focused on dealing with wood dust. Babine Forest Products say the scope of hazards surrounding the residue was not fully understood before the explosion that killed … [Read more...]

BC’s Mayors get together to talk about how to fund infrastructure upgrades

A majority of mayors from across the province met today in only the second caucus of its kind to be held.  A top priority on their agenda was finding new revenue sources for infrastructure spending.  Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese says municipalities shoulder the bulk of costs to update aging infrastructure.  Froese was asked how … [Read more...]