This was a very soft launch.
In early December, 2012, the opening of the new Port Mann Bridge received widespread media attention. The opening of the South Fraser Perimeter Road‘s eastern section, marked by an official media release at almost the same moment, was generally ignored despite years of controversy. Continue reading
Screen capture from Calgary West LRT video
The city of Calgary, Vancouver’s nearest big-city neighbour to the east, is set to open a new $1.4 billion light rapid transit line on December 10, 2012. The project video does a nice job of taking the viewer along the West LRT route, which runs from downtown Calgary to 69 Street SW near Christie Park. A big part of the cost of the project has obviously gone into keeping the line separated from the city’s road system, including tunnels and Skytrain-like guideway. Continue reading
Over the last couple of years, the Fraser Health Authority has formalized partnerships with 20 local governments in Fraseropolis to create healthier communities.
The health authority is a creature of the provincial government. It operates hospitals, care homes, public health offices and clinics from Delta and Burnaby in the west to the Fraser Canyon in the east. In the field of outreach, Fraser Health nutritionists and addictions specialists work with community agencies to set up programs for healthier eating, smoking cessation and fitness. ”Healthier Communities” packages this outreach work under a single theme: that most health-related decisions take place outside the health system. There’s an introductory video on the Fraser Health website. Continue reading
The recent toppling of a crane on the Port Mann Bridge construction site reminded us that bridge will likely be open by the end of this year; and also that the monster Port Mann/Highway 1 project has been almost trouble-free. The project team recently posted a video showing the rise of the bridge towers. Continue reading