infrastructure

Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)

Highway resurfacing, patching, begins this week in Duncan area

Resurfacing and patch repairs scheduled for Highways 1 and 18

  • Jun 22, 2022

 

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

New timeline announced for the reopening of the District of Port Hardy’s swimming pool

The mayor stated he is confident they will be able to finish the project by the end of the timeline

 

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

 

Mavis Wang, the Outreach Worker of the new Immigrant Welcome Centre office in Port McNeill. (Supplied photo)

The North Island Immigrant Welcome Centre opens a new location in Port Mcneill

The new office opened on Monday, April 4, and it’s located at 311 Hemlock Street in Port McNeill

Mavis Wang, the Outreach Worker of the new Immigrant Welcome Centre office in Port McNeill. (Supplied photo)
This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)

‘Predictable and preventable’: Engineer says abandoned logging road contributed to fatal B.C. landslide

Fingers pointed only at intense storms when resource roads may be at root of many slides in province

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)
Carrot/Rotary park in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cultural and gathering space enhancements to promote downtown vitality in Port Hardy

Reconfigured area will honour ancestral history while driving visitor attraction

Carrot/Rotary park in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Vancouver Island constable sets record straight on how to use a roundabout

Campbell River highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 16, 2021
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island’s only indoor swimming pool turned down for grant funds

Refurbishing the pool would have cost around $8.5 million to revitalize the entire aquatic centre

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Alice and Port Hardy get funds for tourism infrastructure development

Two North Island towns are receiving funds to help support tourism infrastructure…

Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

The Port Alice pulp mill site is being ‘recycled’

Bankruptcy company is overseeing de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring.

  • Mar 4, 2021
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council

Council discusses Highland Manor sale

Port Hardy council debates what approach to take to Highland Manor after sale.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council
A new bridge is being put in place over the Quatse Estuary Trail breach. (Port Hardy Bulldozing photo)

Quatse Estuary Trail renovations nearing completion

Port Hardy Bulldozing and Onsite Engineering have contracts on the project.

A new bridge is being put in place over the Quatse Estuary Trail breach. (Port Hardy Bulldozing photo)
The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy council will decide fate of pool revitalization project at next meeting

The pool revitalization project will be on the agenda at the Dec. 8 meeting for council to vote on.

The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy to ‘revitalize’ old aquatic centre for 8.5 million

‘If everything goes as planned, there will be no tax increase to cover our portion of the costs’

The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air

Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air

Roads to the pristine north west coast Vancouver Island beach at risk of being deactivated

Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air
The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Future uncertain for the shuttered Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice

The dormant pulp mill still owes the village over two million dollars in unpaid taxes.

The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)