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Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021

 

Crews demolished the decrepit building at the corner of 31st Avenue and 33rd Street in downtown Vernon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The building was once home to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Vernon branch. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

 

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

 

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Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

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The multi-use trail that runs through Vernon’s Polson Park will be closed Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 while crews complete upgrades. (Contributed)

One-day closure for Polson Park trail

The pedestrian and cycling trail will be closed Friday Nov. 20 as crews complete upgrades

The multi-use trail that runs through Vernon’s Polson Park will be closed Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 while crews complete upgrades. (Contributed)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Repairs to closed bridge east of Enderby to begin Monday

Baxter Bridge is expected to be closed to vehicles for 3-6 weeks due to a structural failure

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Team effort completes Vernon neighbourhood

Construction has finished on the 77th and final home at Barnard’s Village

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
28th Street is closed for construction Oct. 22. (Google Maps)

Construction closes Vernon road

Water utility upgrade closes 28th Street

28th Street is closed for construction Oct. 22. (Google Maps)
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

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)
Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)

Major Highway 1 upgrades near Golden inches closer to construction

Construction is expected to last for four years

Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)
Construction begins on new Lake Country business park

Construction begins on new Lake Country business park

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

Construction begins on new Lake Country business park
Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Emergency crews are responding to the Trestle Ridge area of Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna
Second section of major Vernon road closed for a month

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

Second section of major Vernon road closed for a month
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

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

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Rock scaling work continues in Vernon

Rock scaling work continues in Vernon

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

Rock scaling work continues in Vernon
A section of Back Enderby Road will be closed from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2020, for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

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

A section of Back Enderby Road will be closed from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2020, for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
Vernon road closures planned during slope stabilization work this month

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

Vernon road closures planned during slope stabilization work this month
Construction on Pleasant Valley Road to begin next week

Construction on Pleasant Valley Road to begin next week

Upgrades will be made between BX Creek and 48th Avenue

Construction on Pleasant Valley Road to begin next week
A section of Okanagan Street in Armstrong will be under construction starting Aug. 5, 2020, when the city will begin a sidewalk extension project. (Google Maps)

City of Armstrong to extend sidewalk

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

A section of Okanagan Street in Armstrong will be under construction starting Aug. 5, 2020, when the city will begin a sidewalk extension project. (Google Maps)