CHILLIWACK – A $2.2 million contract has been awarded to Neel-co Builders Ltd. of Chilliwack to carry out a seismic upgrade and repairs to the Cypress Creek Bridge. Additional Information: The bridge extends over Cypress Creek in West Vancouver. It is a critical link for passenger cars and commercial vehicles connecting West and North Vancouver. This project includes strengthening of the bridge components and concrete patching on the bridge deck and structural components. This project is part of the Ministry’s
MLA John Les joins Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto at the opening of JIBC's new facility at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack.
John presents Ruth & Naomi’s Mission in Chilliwack with a cheque for $387,000 at their grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony.
CHILLIWACK – Work will resume in April on a $1.9 million contract for repairs and resurfacing on Chilliwack Lake Road and Columbia Valley Road. Additional Information: Martens Asphalt Ltd. of Chilliwack was awarded the contract last September. Work began last October and is resuming after a seasonal break, and completion is expected in late April. Columbia Valley Road work will include patching, levelling, and resurfacing of about 1,000m of road. Chilliwack Lake Road work includes 8 km of resurfacing between
Yesterday, the BC Liberal caucus moved a motion asking for all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to fully support British Columbia’s natural gas industry and encourage its growth. “We have been clear that we support the natural gas industry in B.C. and that we are open for business,” says John Les, MLA for Chilliwack. “We are making decisions, building relationships and implementing policies today that will ensure the natural gas sector chooses to make their investments here in British
CHILLIWACK – The B.C. government is providing $26,323 in funding to support the Boundary Road Shoulder Bike Way project in Chilliwack. There will be an 800 metre bike lane on the east side of the road from Yarrow Central Road to No. 3 Road. This complements the existing bikeway on the west side of the road, encouraging cyclists to ride on the correct side of the road. Additional information: Since 2001, the B.C. government has committed over $148 million in
CHILLIWACK – Three organizations in Chilliwack have received a total of $46,000 in Public Safety Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The organizations are: • Chilliwack Search and Rescue Society-$14,000 • St. John Society (BC and Yukon)-Chilliwack Branch-$22,000 • Coquihalla Summit Snowmobile Club-$10,000
CHILLIWACK – Local residents thinking about making the move to clean transportation will have more reasons to go electric thanks to new vehicle charging stations that will be installed in the area. This is the result of forward-thinking local organizations and the support of the B.C. government’s Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund. Nine charging stations will be installed in Chilliwack, Hope, and Boston Bar by the following organizations, which were also included in an announcement of provincial funding to help
CHILLIWACK – Gheorghe Bivol, a Chilliwack resident, is a recipient of a BC Housing education bursary that will help him achieve his educational goal toward a new career as a practical nurse. Bivol, a 48-year-old father will be using the $750 bursary toward his tuition for the practical nurse program at Vancouver Career College. Anyone in British Columbia who is living in subsidized housing, or receiving rent subsidy through BC Housing’s Rental Assistance Program, is eligible to apply for one
CHILLIWACK – Today, the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Open Government announced a $54,857 grant for Chilliwack in compensation for municipal property taxes. Additional information Since 2002, the Government of British Columbia has distributed more than $190 million as grants-in-lieu to B.C. communities. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district, and those governments use the money to help pay for local services. In 1962, the government of B.C. recognized its responsibility to compensate municipalities
HOPE AND CHILLIWACK – On October 10, 2012, the provincial government launched a $3.1 million project to resurface priority side roads around Hope and Chilliwack. The anticipated project completion date is November 15, 2012. Additional Information: • The Government of B.C. will include 16 km of paved road on Chilliwack Lake Road, 1.2 m paved shoulder on Chilliwack Lake Road, and a paved shoulder as needed on Colombia Valley Road.
John Les announced today that he won’t be seeking a fourth-term as the MLA for Chilliwack in the May 2013 provincial election. “This has been a difficult decision. Since first being elected to public office as an alderman in Chilliwack in 1983, there have been countless rewarding and fulfilling experiences” Les said. “I would particularly like to pay tribute to the two Premiers with whom I have had the pleasure to serve, Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark. Both are incredible