infrastructure

The dam at Thirsk Lake, west of Summerland, was expanded in 2007. This dam is part of Summerland’s water system. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland adopts future-focussed Water Master Plan

Document includes 12 high-priority projects for the community

 

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

 

Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 97A closed in North Okanagan for rock stabilization

The highway is expected to reopen around 11 a.m. Wednesday

 

The Ministry of Transportation is currently seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge, which was built in Ashton Creek in 1950. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

70-year-old North Okanagan bridge to be replaced

Ministry of Transportation is seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge east of Enderby

The Ministry of Transportation is currently seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge, which was built in Ashton Creek in 1950. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)

‘Predictable and preventable’: Engineer says abandoned logging road contributed to fatal B.C. landslide

Fingers pointed only at intense storms when resource roads may be at root of many slides in province

This photo from Conny Amelunxen, a snow avalanche forecaster and photographer, was taken Nov. 19, 2021, four days after the landslide that destroyed a portion of Highway 99, also called the Duffey Lake Road, and claimed the lives of five people. The landslide, at the right, can be seen leaving the logging road and heading down to Highway 99. (Contributed)
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times
City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)

Resident questions Salmon Arm council after Merritt’s sewage treatment plant floods

City staff express confidence in plans and proposed location for Salmon Arm plant expansion

City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
An Abbotsford restaurant's toilets have been generating interest among toilet channels on YouTube.

Sewer rates raised 3% for next 5 years in Vernon

Increase flushes out sewer reserve to the tune of $1.4 million

An Abbotsford restaurant's toilets have been generating interest among toilet channels on YouTube.
From left Coun. Richard Barkwill of Summerland, Coun. Tim Lezard and Coun. Clint Gabriel of the Penticton Indian Band, MLA Dan Ashton, MP Dan Albas, Dave Hellard of True Consulting and Summerland mayor Toni Boot show a portion of the lakeside pathway in Summerland. The pathway was damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. It has now been repaired. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland completes work on lakeshore pathway

Pathway had been damaged by floods in 2017 and 2018

From left Coun. Richard Barkwill of Summerland, Coun. Tim Lezard and Coun. Clint Gabriel of the Penticton Indian Band, MLA Dan Ashton, MP Dan Albas, Dave Hellard of True Consulting and Summerland mayor Toni Boot show a portion of the lakeside pathway in Summerland. The pathway was damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. It has now been repaired. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland boil water notice rescinded

Notice had been in place since May 28

A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)
A boil water notice remains in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, shown on the map in red. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland boil water notice continues

Watermain break on May 28 resulted in notice

A boil water notice remains in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, shown on the map in red. (District of Summerland map)
Crews near Rotary Beach in Summerland are continuing to repair the damaged pathway. The pathway sustained erosion and other damages during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews repairing damaged Summerland pathway

Lakefront path sustained damages during spring floods in 2017 and 2018

Crews near Rotary Beach in Summerland are continuing to repair the damaged pathway. The pathway sustained erosion and other damages during the floods of 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8, 2020 due to structural issues. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Inspection of North Okanagan bridge uncovers more structural issues

A 25,000 kg weight limit on Baxter Bridge will be in effect after midnight Monday

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8, 2020 due to structural issues. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The District of Lake Country wants residents to get engaged in the process of creating a new liquid waste management plan. To that end, a staff member wearing a poop emoji costume went for a around town to spread awareness Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Contributed)

Let’s talk poop: Okanagan community

District sewage system at capacity, residents surveyed on options

The District of Lake Country wants residents to get engaged in the process of creating a new liquid waste management plan. To that end, a staff member wearing a poop emoji costume went for a around town to spread awareness Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Contributed)
Municipal crews are clearing sand from streets in Summerland. The street sweeping is expected to be completed by early June. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland crews clearing sand from streets

Work expected to be completed by early June

Municipal crews are clearing sand from streets in Summerland. The street sweeping is expected to be completed by early June. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A portion of Giants’s Head Road has bad pavement. The municipality of Summerland is looking at options for repairing the road. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Bumpy Giant’s Head Road could see improvements

Summerland is considering road improvement options

A portion of Giants’s Head Road has bad pavement. The municipality of Summerland is looking at options for repairing the road. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Bruhn Bridge, where the Trans-Canada Highway crosses the Sicamous Channel. (File photo)

Cyclist and driver safety noted as priorities for Shuswap highway bridge

Design approved in 2018 has been altered to change intersection and pedestrian use

The Bruhn Bridge, where the Trans-Canada Highway crosses the Sicamous Channel. (File photo)
A spray-can wielding person painted up the two large speed bumps behind Salmon Arm city hall which have shed their white paint making them difficult to see. (Marie Jespersen/Facebook)

Vandal takes visibility of Salmon Arm speed bumps into own hands

City says once evening frosts subside the bumps will get a fresh coat of white paint

A spray-can wielding person painted up the two large speed bumps behind Salmon Arm city hall which have shed their white paint making them difficult to see. (Marie Jespersen/Facebook)
A concept image shows a four-lane replacement for the RW Bruhn Bridge towering over the nearby railway bridge across the Sicamous Channel. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Image)

VIDEO: New Sicamous Highway 1 bridge renderings show one less lane than promised

Mayor Terry Rysz wants to see access improvements and funding for a pedestrian bridge.

A concept image shows a four-lane replacement for the RW Bruhn Bridge towering over the nearby railway bridge across the Sicamous Channel. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Image)