Johnson Street Bridge funding announcement Saturday

The city is waiting to hear back about a grant of up to $16.5 million to be put towards the multi-use trail and bike paths

  • Mar. 2, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Mums the word on an “important announcement” Saturday about funding the Johnson Street Bridge, but the players involved give some clues.

Present will be a representative of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, as well as Oak Bay MLA Ida Chong.

The city is waiting to hear back about a grant of up to $16.5 million to be put towards the multi-use trail and bike paths on the Johnson Street Bridge replacement.

The city applied for funding through the federal-provincial gas tax fund, administered by the UBCM.

In July 2011, the Capital Regional District supported the city’s application for an amount of $8 million.

The board felt the region’s $18.55 million gas-tax allocation should be split between three projects: the Johnson Street Bridge, Craigflower Bridge, and the regional sustainability strategy.

The funding announcement takes place at 10 a.m. at the Johnson Street Bridge construction site at 203 Harbour Rd.



Just Posted

No charges for three West Shore RCMP officers after woman’s jaw broken while in custody

After IIO investigation, B.C. Prosecution Service determined case did not meet its charge standard

Giants draw first blood in WHL playoff series vs. Victoria

Home ice advantage non-existent for Royals against arch-rival Vancouver

All-female taxi service eyed for the West Shore

The goal is to help women feel comfortable

Elizabeth May arrested at Kinder Morgan protest

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, speaks out against pipeline

New Galloping Goose overpass at McKenzie could open next week

Drivers reminded to watch the road in McKenzie construction zone

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

MLA Report: Lowering the voting age to 16 in BC

By Andrew Weaver On March 13, I introduced for a third time… Continue reading

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

Most Read