Willms Electrical Contracting Ltd. has seen its renovation projects double in 2020 as North Okanagan residents forgo travelling amid COVID-19, in favour of working on the home. (Contributed)

Vernon business flourishing as pandemic leads home renovation spike

‘Our renovations have increased by double,’ says Graham Willms, owner of Willms Electrical Contracting


Major Highway 1 upgrades near Golden inches closer to construction

Construction is expected to last for four years


Construction begins on new Lake Country business park

Project will make 300,000 square feet of new commercial building space available


Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Emergency crews are responding to the Trestle Ridge area of Kelowna

Second section of major Vernon road closed for a month

Pleasant Valley Road closed for housing project in 4000 block, in addition to closure at Silver Star Road

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

Rock scaling work continues in Vernon

Expected road closure intervals have been reduced by an amended work schedule

Section of Back Enderby Road to close for two weeks

The road will be closed starting Aug. 24 for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert

Vernon road closures planned during slope stabilization work this month

There will be 30-minute closures at the sites on Tronson Road and Eastside Road starting Aug. 17

Construction on Pleasant Valley Road to begin next week

Upgrades will be made between BX Creek and 48th Avenue

City of Armstrong to extend sidewalk

Construction on a section of Okanagan Street will begin Aug. 5

CN Rail doing repairs near Vernon road

Minor detour starting Monday, July 20, as work begins on 35th Avenue near Powerhouse Theatre

Major Vernon roadway to undergo construction next week

A sewer upgrade project will impact 25th Avenue traffic from Highway 6 to 43rd Street

Detour ahead for Vernon’s Okanagan Landing Road

Due to construction, a section of the road will be closed to non-local traffic starting May 29

Summerland construction activity slower than a year ago

Number and value of building permits issued in April show decrease from 2019 statistics

Stop calling 911 about new roundabout detour: Revelstoke RCMP

The detour was put in place April 30 as the construction work begins

Work to begin on Coldstream’s Kidston Road

Relignment project to reduce traffic to single lane at times throughout May and June

April is Construction Month in BC

And it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work of this essential workforce

  • Apr 6, 2020

Culvert replacement project starts in Spallumcheen

Meighan Creek project began Wednesday off Powerhouse Road