Posts Tagged ‘ British Columbia ’

Happy Birthday Lions Gate Bridge!

Today we’re celebrating the opening of the Lions Gate Bridge, which provided drivers their first chance to travel over Burrard Inlet between the City of Vancouver and the North Shore back in 1938. The bridge was originally built and operated by the Guinness family (of Guinness Beer fame) and A. J. T. Taylor, a local businessman, under the name First Narrows Bridge Company Limited. They collected a 25 cent toll from drivers to help pay for the bridge. It...

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Crane Crossing Contributes to Green Energy Project

Crane Crossing Contributes to Green Energy Project

Q. Why did the cranes cross the road? A. To build the wind farm on the other side. The cranes in this instance are two colossal pieces of machinery. Each weighs 680 tonnes (equal to 200 adult elephants or almost 1.5 million pounds), and has a boom that looms 117 metres up (longer than two Olympic-sized swimming pools). They’re being used by Eagle West Wind Energy to erect wind turbines for Capital Power’s Quality Wind Project, near Tumbler Ridge,...

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Plan to Pan in Barkerville This Summer

Plan to Pan in Barkerville This Summer

Highway 26 stretches eastward from Quesnel. It’s a quiet, two-lane route that treats you to beautiful views of forests, lakes and mountains. At about 80 kilometres long, it’s a relatively short stretch of highway. But don’t let its serene setting fool you.   This road was once one of the most important routes in the province, because at the end of that 80 km you’ll find Williams Creek. That’s where Billy Barker first struck gold in 1861 and where...

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Celebrating Connections on National Aboriginal Day

Journeys can take many roads. They can be travelled by land or water, they can be physical or emotional or a combination of all of these things. For the First Nations of British Columbia, the journey toward cultural understanding with western culture has been a long and emotional one. It has taken many routes across our beautiful province in order to find recognition and build a brighter future for its people. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has had...

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