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The lake-dredging project is going well, ...
The lake-dredging project is going well, according to Lambert Chu, the City of Burnaby's director of engineering.
he Hazco Environmental Services crew is extending their operational hours, he said.
So far there have been a few hiccups, Chu
added, primarily because of debris that has been found in the lake.
The lake is littered with car tires, pop cans and plastic bags, but the real problem has been large sheets of plastic that have clogged the pumps and pipes, he
The largest tributary into Burnaby Lake is Still Creek, which runs underground through the Renfrew area of East Vancouver.
The creek runs primarily through industrial land and transports a lot of debris and contaminants into Burnaby Lake.
The first goal toward rejuvenating the lake is the removal of sediment through the dredging project, Chu
This will make the lake deeper, which will improve the temperature and help with the oxygenation of the lake.
"Our primary goal is to protect the ecosystem and create a healthier environment," Chu
Lambert Chu, deputy city ...
Lambert Chu, deputy city manager and liaison for the Burnaby Fire Department, is hoping, however, to get the process moving as soon as possible.
"We're trying to find an arbitrator that has a fairly open schedule to allow us to get a quick appointment so that the case can be heard," Chu
The NOW asked Chu
if anyone on council or the mayor was trying to drag this process out, considering how long it's taken so far, but he
was adamant that council and the mayor aren't involved in the negotiations.
"This is done right at the staff level.
This contract negotiation is carried out through the city manager's office and a representative from the fire union, and we basically keep our council informed of the progress but the council isn't involved in any negotiation," Chu
Lamoureux has asked Chu
to put forward some additional choices for arbitrators this week.
If they can find someone they both want, then hopefully the process can move forward, something Chu
is optimistic will happen sooner rather than later.
"As soon as we can get an arbitrator confirmed, then we'll have a more definitive idea of the schedule he
may be available," Chu
The award recognizes projects by APEGBC ...
The award recognizes projects by APEGBC members (of which Burnaby's Director of Engineering, Lambert Chu, is one) for outstanding contributions toward environmental protection, sustainable development and excellence in engineering and geoscience that involve new and unique applications of advanced technology.
"There's going to be traffic delays, ...
"There's going to be traffic delays, especially in the first week until people get used to the traffic pattern change," said Lambert Chu, deputy director of engineering for Burnaby.
"We will look at opportunities for ...
"We will look at opportunities for improvements on transportation and look at the existing traffic constraints and issues," said Lambert Chu, Burnaby's assistant director of engineering."Through that, identify alternatives to meet the traffic flow requirements - intersection improvements, left turn lanes, signal co-ordination, Kingsway widening."The end result will be a co-ordinated, integrated strategy for the Kingsway corridor.Kingsway is Burnaby's busiest road with the highest volumes of cars.In addition to serving as a major artery, it is also one of the city's most dangerous roads.Kingsway intersections like Royal Oak and Willingdon rank among the highest in the province for accidents every year."We don't have to search very hard to know that we do have traffic congestion problems at various intersections and we do have accidents," said Chu."But what we want to do is, rather then look at these one or two intersections, is look at the entire corridor and what can be done in an integrated manner."Traffic remedies for specific intersections or street blocks may help to solve problems in that area but they can also create other troubles further down the road," said Chu.