Site C Dam construction for first half of October, 2015

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JOB FAIRS

Job Fairs and Business-to-Business Networking Sessions to be Held in the Peace Region

Events in Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd and Fort St. John

The BC Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in the Peace region in October. The sessions will provide an opportunity for job seekers and businesses from local and Aboriginal communities to meet with BC Hydro’s contractors and other regional employers, including the Site C worker accommodation and site preparation contractors. Representatives from employment and skills training resources, such as WorkBC, Employment Connections and Northern Lights College, will also be in attendance.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of your resume. No registration is required for job fairs. Registration is required for the business-to-business networking sessions. Attendees can register at bcchamber.org/events

The sessions will take place in the following communities. Please note the specific times for each event.

Job Fair and Business Networking Schedule
Community Date Times Location
Tumbler Ridge Monday, October 5 Job Fair: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Business-to-business networking session: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Conference Centre

Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre

375 Southgate Street, Tumbler Ridge

Chetwynd Tuesday, October 6 Job Fair: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Business-to-business networking session one: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Business-to-business networking session two: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cottonwood Hall

Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre

4552 North Access Road, Chetwynd

Fort St. John Wednesday, October 7 Business-to-business networking session one: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Business-to-business networking session two: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ralph Pomeroy Room

Pomeroy Hotel

11308 Alaska Road, Fort St John

Fort St. John Thursday, October 8 Job Fair: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Ralph Pomeroy Room

Pomeroy Hotel

11308 Alaska Road, Fort St John

BC Hydro is partnering with the following organizations to deliver the job fairs: the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, WorkBC, the Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce and the BC Chamber of Commerce.

Learn More

  • Visit the project website: com
  • Follow the Site C Twitter account: @sitecproject
  • Call the toll-free project line: 1-877-217-0777
  • Email the project team: sitec@bchydro.com

SITE C CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 11

The following construction activities are scheduled to occur September 28 to October 11:

  • The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (MoTI) contractor for the public road improvements will continue work on 240 Road and 269 Road. Work on Old Fort Road will occur in 2016.
  • The worker accommodation contractor will continue site preparation for the worker camp, including installation of utilities and other infrastructure. The temporary camp is now complete.
  • Clearing, vegetation removal, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the dam site. Trucks will continue to remove timber from the site.
  • Upon receipt of the required authorizations, excavation will occur in the vicinity of the Peace River as part of the construction of the temporary construction bridge.
  • The production of riprap will continue within the existing MoTI Wuthrich Quarry.
  • Selective clearing and other work will continue on the south bank of the dam site around access roads and to prepare the area for construction of the temporary construction bridge, a temporary substation and a new rail siding. Construction and upgrades of the south bank access roads will continue, including work to construct the new rail siding.
  • Security gates, fences and guard shacks will be installed at the dam site.
  • Installation of a new 25 kV distribution line will start. This line will be located beside an existing distribution line that runs along public roads, including Old Fort Road, 85th Avenue, 81st Avenue, 240 Road and 269 Road. During this period, some clearing will continue in this area.  While this work takes place, local area residents can expect the following:
  • WHAT TO EXPECT
  • Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change.
  • There will be additional truck traffic in the area as construction crews mobilize to the Site C dam site and logging trucks remove timber. This will include increased industrial traffic on the resource roads from Chetwynd leading to the construction site on the south bank of the dam site.
  • While road improvements are made to 240 Road and 269 Road, motorists can expect to encounter traffic control personnel, minor traffic delays and single-lane alternating traffic.
  • While clearing and distribution line work occurs along public roads, construction crews and vehicles will be in the area. Please use caution.
  • Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends.
  • Some noise and dust may result in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities.

 

Learn More

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