2021 Flood and Extreme Weather Response

The BC Road Builder & Heavy Construction members are working tirelessly to assist the Provincial and local governments to safely re-open transportation corridors for communities impacted by the recent storm and flooding.  Our Highway Maintenance and Heavy Construction members from across the province have stepped up, notifying the Province and local government and emergency services with equipment and operators ready and willing to assist in any way necessary. Public safety is the top priority at this time. We must ensure that roadways are not only cleared, but safe for use. Experts from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are actively assessing the scope of the damage, and our members look forward to starting the work as soon as possible to get our transportation corridors and infrastructure working and open for public use again.

Our highways, bridges and roads are vital to communities across the province, connecting British Columbians to each other, facilitating the delivery of essential goods and services, and connecting our province to the rest of Canada. BC Road Builder & Heavy Construction members are dedicated to ensuring safe transportation infrastructure in the province is maintained and restored after the effects of last week’s storm, and standing ready to help in any way possible.

“If anyone had any doubts about the challenges of climate change, the extreme weather and wildfire events of 2021 have certainly demonstrated the seriousness of the challenge that lies ahead, especially for our Highway Maintenance Members.” – Chair, Paul Simpson

Due to the effects of the storm, the Association’s December 2021 AGM taking place in Victoria will move forward with a focus on building BC’s road to recovery, and developing a path towards rehabilitating our affected transportation infrastructure and supporting impacted communities.

To Donate to Flood Relief:
Canadian Red Cross Floods & Extreme Weather

Resources:
BC Government: Current Flood Information and Orders
BC Government: State of Emergency

Contact:
Matt Pitcairn
Vice President
604.436.0220
[email protected]