January 6, 2013
VIDEO: The Evergreen Line in 2013
The Evergreen Line, which will connect the cities of Port Moody and Coquitlam to the existing SkyTrain system spanning the Lower Mainland, has made steady progress as it ramps up to full construction in 2013.
The initial completion times of 2014 and 2015 slipped as questions arose between the various municipalities and other levels of government as to how the project would be funded. Those questions were resolved once the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation voted to raise a regional gas tax to fund the project.
Pre-construction of the Evergreen Line started last year with the installation of power lines and preparation of railroad tracks for eventual relocation. More power lines will be installed early this year.
The project is projected to be complete by 2016.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association recently held its annual general meeting, and ICBA president Philip Hochstein was on hand to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the past year and his hopes for the industry in the year to come.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 9th, 2013.
Jeff Lyth of the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance was the final speaker at Bridging the Gap 2013, held recently in Richmond, British Columbia.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 2nd, 2013.
Werner Hofstatter, the products and markets advisor for the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Works! BC Program, spoke to the Journal of Commerce at the Wood Solutions Fair, recently held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.