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  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington took to the Legislature’s Question Period last week, calling on the provincial government to coordinate a long-term dredging plan for the Lower Fraser River. “The economic output of the Lower Fraser River is equivalent in both tonnage, and jobs, to Canada’s St. Lawrence  Seaway,” Huntington said. “This economic engine is […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced yesterday that it has no plans to further deepen the Fraser River to accommodate larger vessels as it can “sufficiently” handle Canada’s trade for the foreseeable future. The port authority reported that it maintains, on behalf of the federal government, a 36-kilometer-long, deep-sea navigation channel in the south arm […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Surrey Board of Trade’s Policy Manager, Ray Hudson, travelled to Ottawa recently with Jeff Scott, CEO, Fraser Surrey Docks who was leading a delegation of customers and supply chain partners. The purpose of the advocacy delegation was to familiarize and underscore the critical importance of the Fraser River to the Canadian economy. Meetings were […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    In order to prevent future flooding of the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, and ensure economic prosperity and growth of the whole region, infrastructure of Fraser River must be improved, managed and maintained. According to the latest report on the Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River, released by the Metro Vancouver and Chambers of Commerce, “to […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) will host an event titled ‘Dredging the Mighty Fraser River’ on November 14, 2018, at the George Mackie Library, 8440 112 Street, Delta, Greater Vancouver, Canada.  Every year, the Fraser River deposits about 32 million cubic meters of sediment into the Strait of Georgia. To provide a safe and […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Fraser River dredging plans are moving ahead, according to This Port Metro Vancouver’s development program will include the construction of a man-made island for a new terminal. The new terminal at the environmentally-sensitive estuary of the Fraser River should have three container berths. According to, the Port Metro Vancouver officials believe that […]

  • 8 August 2012

    With the release of an economic impact assessment, Delta has taken another step forward in its efforts to get federal funding to dredge the Fraser River. Councilor Ian Paton stated: “Hopefully this will shake a few people up and get the job done.” According to, the silt buildup in the secondary channels of the […]

  • 4 February 2011

    In compliance with the annual dredging of the Sumas River, a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia and… (seedol) [mappress] Source: seedol, February 4, 2011

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD) was fined $350,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia last week, after pleading guilty to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, in violation of the Fisheries Act, the Government of Canada announces.  The penalty will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. In […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. recently took delivery of a Damen heavy-duty submersible dredge pump, the DOP350 that will be used to clean a contaminated harbor in the Great Lakes. The Fraser River was contracted by Public Works and Government Services Canada to carry out the cleanup of the largest Canadian contaminated site on the […]

  • 16 November 2011

    The mayor of Surrey wants to see at least a metre and half dredged from the Fraser river in order to create over a thousand jobs…   By Shane Woodford (cknw) [mappress] Source: cknw, November 16, 2011;

  • 28 January 2013

    The Fraser River dredging program needs to be a priority in order to mitigate flooding, stated Federal Minister James Moore. According to Moore, economic activity upstream causes sediment to build up in the Fraser river, resulting in flooding in Richmond, Delta, Port Coquilam and Surrey as the riverbed becomes elevated. He stated that the Federal […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     Port of Vancouver has just released this video update on their Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project. According to the company, dredging and infilling work continues in the water area around the terminal. Port of Vancouver is building a dyke east of Centerm to create new land between Burrard Dock and Ballantyne […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port Metro Vancouver, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation of Delta, and the City of Richmond together celebrate the milestone of a $10-million collaboration to dredge the lower Fraser River in Ladner Harbor, Deas Slough, Sea Reach and Cannery Channel. Dredging involves the careful removal […]

  • 4 December 2012

    North Bay Resources Inc. updated investors on operations at its Fraser River Project near Lytton, British Columbia. The update included expanding the size and scope of the property by more than 65%. “The excavation of test pits at the Fraser River Project began on schedule earlier this month, and a series of test pits has […]

  • 24 December 2010

    The Ladner Sediment Group is continuing its push for government funding to deal with the ongoing silt buildup in the Fraser River. The group… BY JESSICA KERR (abbotsfordtimes) [mappress] Source: abbotsfordtimes, December 24, 2010;

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    As part of the public safety funding announced in February 2016, the Province of British Columbia is committing $15.52 million in funding toward two flood mitigation projects in the City of Surrey that will protect thousands of homes, landmark institutions and business and industries employing thousands of people.  Minister of State for Emergency Management, Naomi […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    In order to prevent further erosion to the Fraser River’s banks and the dikes protecting the Matsqui floodplain in Abbotsford, the Province of British Columbia is investing $10 million in the design and implementation of a long-term solution. The City of Abbotsford is proposing a system of spurs along the riverbank, but other options are […]

  • 17 November 2011

    Mayor Dianne Watts and her Surrey First Team are calling on Port Metro Vancouver to immediately approve a minimum of an additional 1.3 …   By Kelly Sinoski (vancouversun) [mappress] Source: vancouversun, November 17, 2011;

  • 18 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Vital channels in the Fraser River in Steveston and Ladner will be kept navigable and continue to facilitate economic activity as a result of unprecedented collaborative work bringing together a $10 million joint commitment announced yesterday  by Port Metro Vancouver, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation […]

  • 23 October 2010

    Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington and a local group continued the push last week to get funding to deal with the silt issue in the secondary… By Jessica Kerr (delta-optimist) [mappress] Source: delta-optimist, October 24, 2010;

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In April 2011, the Fraser Titan, a triple screw 2300 m3 dredger, was converted to Thordon RiverTough water lubricated propeller shaft bearings from an oil lubricated system. The previous oil lubricated system had many issues – frequent maintenance of aft seals, water ingress contaminating the lubricating oil and unplanned drydockings. The vessel had its first […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This month, dredging work in the area around Vancouver Container Terminal will continue, informs the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. In their latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project, the port authority announced that they have received federal approval to continue dredging in the western expansion until April 5, 2020. “Dredging in the western expansion will […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Delta is taking the lead on the dredging issue in the hopes that a financial commitment from the municipality will spur other levels of …   By Jessica Kerr (delta-optimist) [mappress] Source: delta-optimist, February 2, 2012;  

  • 20 October 2011

    Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington grilled Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom on Tuesday about the lack of progress on the issue of dredgi… (delta-optimist) [mappress] Source: delta-optimist, October 20, 2011;

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project in Vancouver (BC). According to the release, work in the water around Centerm continues. In February, the crews will demolish both the old grain elevator by Columbia Containers and the equipment shed at Ballantyne Pier. […]