Surrey-based Hans Demolition and Excavating has been given an early works contract for the Evergreen Line.
Hans Demolition will work this autumn to modify three light-industrial buildings in the 3000-block of Spring Street in Port Moody.
The contract is valued at more than $581,000.
Major construction on the Evergreen Line is expected to begin later this year, with the newest SkyTrain line opening in summer 2016. Construction costs for the line are estimated at $1.4 billion.
FOOD DRIVER RAISES 300 POUNDS
Dr. Thomas Burge, of In Joy Life Chiropractic and Wellness in South Surrey, said their effort to collect food for the Sources BC Food Bank came up a bit light.
The clinic was aiming for 500 pounds of food, but only collected about 300 pounds worth during the six-week drive.
Regardless, the food bank was grateful for the donations, Burge said. The food was delivered just before Thanksgiving.
The winners of the "Night Out Gift Basket" are Mr. and Mrs. Rob Christl of Langley. The main contributors to the basket were Everything Wine, Artistry Flowers and Currey Sensations.
BILL REMPEL RECOGNIZED
Bill Rempel - vice president and general manager of Central City - was awarded the coveted CGA Community Service Award.
The award was given for Rempel's volunteer work with a number of organizations over the course of many years. The press release about the award notes his passion for his community and points out that he "always fights hard to ensure the voice of business is heard."
As well, he has advocated for business taxpayer rights along with improvements to the communities he works in.
Submit your business news to edit@ thenownewspaper.com with "Business Notebook" in the subject line.