3D Model of Big Bar Landslide

 July 16, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

3D model of the Big Bar Landslide site developed from digital photographs collected during a helicopter flyover. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/incident-summaries/big-bar-landslide-incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xzJIBFI8Uw


Big Bar Landslide – Air bag rock removal

 July 16, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Rock removal at the Big Bar Landslide using a rubberized air bag. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/incident-summaries/big-bar-landslide-incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJUugZVZcMk


Big Bar Landslide – Sluicing

 July 16, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

A helicopter at the Big Bar Landslide site drops water on the rock below to remove loose debris. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/incident-summaries/big-bar-landslide-incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCeNirGdd_8


Fort Nelson poised for benefits from B.C.’s largest community forest

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Residents and area communities that have long fought to revive Fort Nelson’s forest sector are starting to realize the benefit of their efforts with the approval of the Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement, in partnership with the British Columbia government.Community forests are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage community involvement in the management of local forests, while expanding economic opportunities and opening doors to local job creation. They are managed by a local …


New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester.The new AAC is a 59% increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes partitions to encourage an expansion of forestry opportunities in the northwest portion of the TSA and promote a return to harvesting the deciduous timber profile.“The Fort Nelson TSA contains a vast area …


Big Bar Landslide – King Nugget removal

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Rock removal at the Big Bar Landslide using a rubberized air bag. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/incident-summaries/big-bar-landslide-incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3EJGYCjEsU


New electric vehicle charging sites add to growing network

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia’s provincewide electric vehicle charging network continues to grow with the completion of 12 charging sites and several more on the way.“We’re making it convenient for people who drive electric vehicles to travel across the province,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Our government is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Investing in green infrastructure is a necessity when it comes to tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas …


Big Bar Landslide – Air bag rock removal

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Rock removal at the Big Bar Landslide using a rubberized air bag. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/incident-summaries/big-bar-landslide-incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ywr79cEGJs


New affordable homes for Salt Spring Island families

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians by 2028.Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 21,000 new homes are completed, under construction or in the approvals process for a range of people who are struggling to find a place to live, from people who are experiencing homelessness and seniors on fixed incomes, to middle …


Construction starts on a new MRI for Langley

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The B.C. Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Strategy continues to make progress as construction begins on Langley Memorial Hospital’s first MRI machine.Patients in Langley and across the region will benefit from increased access to MRI exams and shorter wait times when the first-ever MRI for Langley Memorial Hospital opens mid-summer 2020.“Waiting for an MRI is a stress too many people face,” said Premier John Horgan. “This new MRI machine will provide 7,500 MRI exams annually, which means shorter …



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