Construction

Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay

Construction crews hit natural gas line just before 9 a.m.

 

Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021

 

Langford resident J Scott said although she’s grateful that the two buildings proposed near her home along Fairway Avenue have been reduced to six-storeys, it’s still too tall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Proposal for two six-storey buildings still too tall, says Langford resident

First hearing for development in quiet neighborhood set for Jan. 18

 

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)

Forms collapse during concrete slab pour at Colwood Corners

No workers were injured in the Jan. 6 incident

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)
A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The Mann family lived in a coach house attached to the old stables – which once stood across from where the beer bottles were found – from about 1911 to the '30s. This historical photograph shows members of the Mann family passing around a beer bottle similar to the ones found recently. (Photos courtesy Cindy MacDougall)

Cheers to history: 100-year-old beer bottles unearthed at Royal Roads University

Four bottles from Victoria Brewing Co., Silver Springs Brewery date back to early 1900s

The Mann family lived in a coach house attached to the old stables – which once stood across from where the beer bottles were found – from about 1911 to the '30s. This historical photograph shows members of the Mann family passing around a beer bottle similar to the ones found recently. (Photos courtesy Cindy MacDougall)
Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ed Geric, president of Mike Geric Construction, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Tresah, a B.C. mass timber-constructed condo development coming to the ‘Midtown’ area of Victoria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Ground breaks on mass timber condo buildings in Victoria

Development kicks off Midtown neighbourhood, says Victoria mayor

Ed Geric, president of Mike Geric Construction, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Tresah, a B.C. mass timber-constructed condo development coming to the ‘Midtown’ area of Victoria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
A Saanich roadway improvement project that took place along Haliburton Road between the Pat Bay Highway and Wesley Road concluded in October – making the area safer for all road users. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Haliburton Road upgrades make roadway safer for pedestrians, cyclists

Work completed in eight months with budget of $600,000

A Saanich roadway improvement project that took place along Haliburton Road between the Pat Bay Highway and Wesley Road concluded in October – making the area safer for all road users. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
A series of upgrades are planned for Saanich’s Ash Road at Douglas Creek. (Google Streetview)
A series of upgrades are planned for Saanich’s Ash Road at Douglas Creek. (Google Streetview)
A new roundabout has been completed at the intersection of Peatt Road, Brock Avenue and Larkhall Road in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New roundabout along Peatt Road completed in Langford

Allows for better turning movements for Langford’s fire trucks, improved safety

A new roundabout has been completed at the intersection of Peatt Road, Brock Avenue and Larkhall Road in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood dam upgrades projected to be under budget

Province designates Lookout Brook as a high consequence dam should it fail

Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

WorkSafeBC investigating death at Victoria Customs House construction site

Prevention officer will ensure all safety issues addressed before work starts again

Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents call on province to address McKenzie Interchange safety concerns

Ministry says some desired safety improvements will be addressed by Saanich

Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
McKenzie Road at Braefoot Park looking toward Borden Road where repaving work could cause noise this week. (Google Maps)

Noisy roadwork ahead for McKenzie Avenue as Saanich paving project begins

Work takes place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Borden Street to Braefoot Road

McKenzie Road at Braefoot Park looking toward Borden Road where repaving work could cause noise this week. (Google Maps)
Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)

Roadside barriers, amphibian fencing to be installed along Prospect Lake Road

Crews on-site 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic impacts expected through September

Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)
Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police find stolen construction equipment after tools posted for sale online

Equipment worth more than $2,000 reported stolen from Feltham Road property

Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)
New sidewalks, a crosswalk and bus pullout lanes are coming to Sooke’s West Coast Road by fall 2020. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Pedestrian upgrades slated for Sooke’s town centre by fall

New sidewalks, crosswalk and bus pullouts along West Coast Road

New sidewalks, a crosswalk and bus pullout lanes are coming to Sooke’s West Coast Road by fall 2020. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)