Kinosoo Beach Enhancement Project

High River, AB – The Town of High River, Alberta, had an outdated set of bylaws which dated back to 1980. McElhanney was retained to re-write the Town’s Land Use Bylaw based entirely on walkability; the first of its find in Alberta.

The ribbon cutting at Surrey Memorial Hospital for the grand opening of the McElhanney Children's Playground

Grand Opening of the McElhanney Children’s Playground

  McElhanney is thrilled to announce that children and families at Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Health Centre now have a beautiful new outdoor space to heal, play, and relax. Over 80 members of the community – including donors, hospital staff, and McElhanney team members – attended the grand opening on July 9. McElhanney donated funds…

emergency response

McElhanney Ready to Support Emergency Response Management Teams

As spring turns to summer, communities across Western Canada brace for potential floods and wildfires. One recent report on BC’s response to last year’s disasters calls them the ‘new normal’ and McElhanney’s emergency response teams are ready to help. McElhanney provides experienced and trusted resources to emergency response management teams in instances of floods, landslides, wildfires,…

Pine Pass and South Peace Floods

Following severe rain in June 2011, Hwy 97 experienced floods between Pine Pass and 20km south of Chetwynd (a length of 60km), with 73 damaged sites. This flooding resulted in the loss of culverts and bridge end fills, and washouts along various portions of the highway, forcing closure of this vital route.

River Diversion Project Wins National Award

River Diversion Project Wins National Award

  McElhanney was presented with the 2018 Water Management Award of Excellence by the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) for our river diversion engineering work during the Salmon River Dam Decommissioning project. The Salmon River Dam, on Vancouver Island, was removed during the summer of 2017 and the site was re-naturalized. McElhanney provided design and…

Water Management for the Salmon River Dam Decommissioning

During the summer of 2017, BC Hydro’s 60-year old creosote timber dam was completely removed from the Salmon River on Vancouver Island, and the site was re-naturalized. McElhanney designed bypass channels, cofferdams, and river diversion works to use as small a footprint as possible in this narrow and hectic worksite.