Hydroseeding – What’s up with the Weird Green Stuff?

January 15, 2019
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Passing through new construction, you may have noticed an odd greenish-grey-coloured coating, alongside the road. What is that weird-looking stuff?  And why is it there? The answer is – hydroseeding – a mix of grass seed, mulch, fertilizer, water and a few ingredients to make all that stick together. (The mulch is coloured with a natural and biodegradable green dye to help see where the product has been applied.) This concoction is sprayed on newly excavated or filled slopes...

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Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be a 2019 EIT or TELP

December 21, 2018

 *UPDATE* We’ve updated this blog post to reflect the 2019 intake. Please note this if reviewing the comments. Recent grad? Now is your chance to get that career started. The Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and our Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP)...

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Everything You Need to Know About Travel Advisories on BC Highways

December 20, 2018

Ministry staff and our highway maintenance contractors work around the clock to keep travellers on BC highways moving safely, but sometimes extreme weather (or other emergency conditions) create special circumstances that can pose challenges for motorists.  When that happens...

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Cheers to 15 Years of Helping Fish and Wildlife Find their Way

December 14, 2018
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We spend a lot of our time working on ways to keep folks safe and sound while travelling BC Highways. Did you know that we also spend a great deal of time looking for ways to help fish, fowl...

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Share and Share Alike – Federal Sections on Provincial Highways

December 5, 2018

A strange thing happens when you’re travelling BC’s highways and you head through Rogers Pass, drive a section of Highway 93, cruise alongside Long Beach near Tofino, or travel Highway 97, 133 kilometres north of Dawson Creek. You see, the...

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What You Need to Know About Stricter Chain-Up Rules

November 28, 2018
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We’ve introduced better chain-up regulations for commercial vehicles, which will provide more clarity for professional drivers this winter. That means safer roads, too. The changes come in the wake of one of our worst winters for highway closures. Unprepared...

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National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

November 21, 2018
National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

  re-mem-brance (ri-mem-‘br-ens) noun.    the act or process of remembering the state of being remembered Today (Nov. 21) is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada– a day set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured...

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