The mayor of New Westminster has mixed feelings about the provincial government’s plan to remove tolls from the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.
In the short term, removing the tolls will alleviate some of the congestion that has built up on the aging Pattullo Bridge over the years, said Jonathan Cote.
Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut for the Cranbrook Timber Supply Area (TSA) is set at 808,000 cubic metres, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced Thursday.
The Capital Regional District is polling the construction industry to determine if it’s ready for a change to the provincial building code.
The CRD is doing a survey on behalf of the region’s municipalities to get feedback from builders on how ready they are for the B.C. Energy Step Code, and to determine what support may be needed to implement the change.
Jim Stanford is an Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Ontario, currently based out of Sydney, Australia and he says based on what he’s seen in Australia, B.C. should count itself lucky it missed the LNG boat.
B.C.’s new NDP government has referred the largest construction project in the province’s history, the Site C dam, to an independent review to see whether it should continue, be paused or completely cancelled.