Cranbrook company wins first prize

Glacier Technical Services wins engineering award fro work on Little Sand Bridge replacement

Left to right: Dirk Nyland

Left to right: Dirk Nyland

For the Townsman

Glacier Technical Services Ltd. of Cranbrook took the top award for Excellence in Construction Management and Supervision at the 11th annual Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards, for its exceptional work on the Little Sand Bridge Replacement.

The firm was awarded a $230,000 contract to provide supervision on this project to remove and replace the existing bridge at Little Sand Creek, according to a press release from the Government of British Columbia. This $4.9 million-project located on Highway 3 in the community of Jaffray, 46 kilometres east of Cranbrook, was completed in 2014.

“Glacier Technical Services clearly demonstrated their extensive and varied construction experience and expert supervisory skills while over-seeing this bridge project. Congratulations to all of the finalists for their work to further boost B.C.’s thriving transportation networks,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

The Glacier Technical Services team was proactive in finding on-site efficiencies which ensured the project was completed on time and on budget despite necessary site modifications during construction. As well, the team maintained two-lane traffic on Highway 3 through the site and a local intersection during the busy summer months without incident or delay.

“I am pleased to add my congratulations to Glacier Technical Services for quickly adapting site modifications and efficiently managing construction of this new bridge,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister Responsible for Core Review and MLA for Kootenay East. “As well, their dedication to ensuring traffic flow during  the busy season in the community of Jaffray was very appreciated and this  award is well-deserved.”

For Excellence in Construction Management and Supervision, the finalists were Tetra Tech of Vancouver for the Kensington Avenue/Canada Way project, and CMS Construction a division of WSP Canada Inc. of Victoria for the Mufford/64th Avenue Rail Overpass at Highway 10.

The Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards recognize technical excellence in consulting engineer services that improve transportation infrastructure in B.C.

Finalists were chosen for their work in 2014 in the categories of:

• Design and Contract Preparation – Roads

• Design and Contract Preparation – Structures

• Construction Management and Supervision Services

• Specialized Engineering Services

• Transit Engineering Services

Just Posted

The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)
Latest survey shows steady decline in adolescent substance use over the years

Starting in 2002, the survey has been conducted every two years to monitor changes in substance use patterns, attitudes and behaviors amongst East Kootenay youth.

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

It happened this week in 1914

June 6 -12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday, June 10, mentioned Grand Forks among two other COVID “hot spots” in B.C. Photo: Screenshot - YouTube COVID-19 BC Update, June 10, 2021
PHO Henry says West Kootenay city is a COVID ‘hot spot’ in B.C.

There are 11 cases of COVID-19 in the Grand Forks local health area, according the BC CDC

Supporters — and shoppers — lined up waiting at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South, waiting for the doors to open on the store's first day of operations since the pandemic forced its closure. (Photo courtesy Kate Fox)
CHCA Thrift Store re-opens in Cranbrook

After a closure of 15 months, due to the pandemic, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South has once again opened its doors for business.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

Most Read