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#21 HB

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:16 PM

3 Large Barges with equipment for the Rock Bay Cleanup were towed into the upper harbour this afternoon.
The work to drain and dredge Rock Bay will be started soon.

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#22 Bingo

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

Rock Bay cleanup in progress.



#23 JohnN

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

Interesting that Rock Bay future appears to have evolved from being filled-in (see #1 posting in 2010 by victorian fan above), to becoming the Northern-most attraction of a new "David Foster Way tour.

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Barclay Point (#1) at Rock Bay on map, page 3.

Barclay Point
Working closely with first Nations, Barclay Point is a special place for a new footbridge to link David Foster Way with Bay street in Rock Bay. this special place provides a non-motorized boathouse with a green roof surrounded by Garry oak meadow plantings. a large deck provides space for public events, and includes a covered area for a permanent marine/historical interpretation display and signage. Bridge and deck areas are furnished with park benches and lighting. the shoreline habitat restoration includes extensive concrete tidal pools, beach construction and artificial reefs – perfect for school field trips and community coastal plantings.
(page 4)
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:07 PM

What would be the health risks of using the site without a full clean up, or only a partial clean up?
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

Excuse my engineering ignorance but I heard that Point Hope Shipyards were hoping to build a graving dock but do not have the room. Now I know that Rock Bay is not adjacent to the Point Hope lands but could Rock Bay be turned into a graving dock?

Yeah, I'm sure its a crazy idea but the bay seems pretty useless and there would be less material to remove...

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#26 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

That area is earmarked for residential redevelopment and the bay will become a major focal point of that community. I don't think the City would look too favourably to having heavy industrial use for the bay and adjacent land.

About the graving dock, that's the one that was in the news last year? I hadn't heard that Point Hope may not be able to construct the dock where proposed. Do you have some more info or a source describing what's happening in that regard?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

That area is earmarked for residential redevelopment and the bay will become a major focal point of that community. I don't think the City would look too favourably to having heavy industrial use for the bay and adjacent land.

About the graving dock, that's the one that was in the news last year? I hadn't heard that Point Hope may not be able to construct the dock where proposed. Do you have some more info or a source describing what's happening in that regard?


..........the story in the T-C a couple of days ago on the PHS indicated they had decided to shelve the graving dock proposal due to (lack of) available space and possibly also lease considerations with the city. Either way I believe this one is dead.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Gotcha, thanks.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

..........the story in the T-C a couple of days ago on the PHS indicated they had decided to shelve the graving dock proposal due to (lack of) available space and possibly also lease considerations with the city. Either way I believe this one is dead.


At one time the channel under the new Johnson Street Bridge was going to be widened to allow passage of larger vessels, but that plan seems to have fallen through. That likely killed any idea of a graving dock to accommodate anything larger than what they are already hauling out at Point Hope.

#30 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

Is the span of the new JSB smaller, equal to or larger than the span of the current JSB?

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:26 AM






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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

This thread seems to have more activity than that other one

Massive Rock Bay cleanup years and millions of dollars from finish
 
Andrew Duffy / Times Colonist
January 3, 2014 09:19 PM
 
A handful of brick buildings, currently behind temporary fencing on Government Street, are being prepared for demolition as the next phase of the Rock Bay cleanup gets started.
 
Crews are gutting the buildings, which until recently housed tenants including Super Save Gas and Club Phoenix in the 2100-block of Government, with the expectation they will be razed in mid-January.
 
“This will be our last big dig. What we’re doing next is demolishing the Super Save site. They will be coming down so we can remediate under there,” said B.C. Hydro spokesman Ted Olynyk.
 
Hydro and Transport Canada, the owners of the land that stretches to the water from Government Street and along Pembroke Street, have been working to remediate the toxic site since 2004. Hydro has also been doing some early clean-up work on its portion since the mid 1990s.
 
It’s been a massive job that is at least two years and millions of dollars from completion. Olynyk said Hydro has spent $51.8 million so far. He could not estimate what the budget for the next few years of work will be as that budget has not yet been approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission. Transport Canada has spent $19 million so far on cleaning up the foreshore lands.
 
The original joint budget had been for about $32 million, which grew to $68 million within 10 years.
“This is still listed as a high-risk contaminated site by the province,” said Olynyk. “And it was one of the most contaminated sites in B.C. at one time.”

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

The TC article says they will not even sell the site until 2020.


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#34 Bingo

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:12 PM

Cofferdam installation at Rock Bay?   

 

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#35 Bingo

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 10:16 PM

Closing the gap

 

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:11 AM

I've been hearing this for months :) The sounds of progress.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:14 PM

Is anyone able to mark up the photo Bingo posted above to show the area that is being worked on, including any underwater sections? I'm aware of the general issues of contamination around this site due to an old (BC Gas?) power plant but don't know the size and scope of the work.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:33 PM

I think this is the approximate area they are working on, but it could be more. The have driven interlocking steel piles around most of the inner water area. Once that area is segregated from the harbour I think everything will be taken away by barge including the mud from the bottom.

 

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

Here is the actual area that is being cleaned up not a guess but from the Federal Governments website

 

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you can read about it here  http://www.federalco...En&n=9009D23F-1



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