Smithers maintained a strong mountain town identity and sense of place, and wanted future growth to be managed by an OCP that respected community values.
McElhanney delivered digital engagement services and kept communication channels open without relying on physical meetings.
With the dam set to expire as a sediment pond, RDNO focused on decommissioning the facility and returning the creek to a natural state.
Combining over 6km of paved and accessible multi-use trails, the Fernie Valley Pathway is a robust, multi-modal transportation system.
Sun Peaks Resort has staked its claim as a top year-round destination resort in Western Canada, and McElhanney is proud to contribute to that success.
The next logical step for the BC Powersports Coalition was the development of a best practices guide to inform development in BC.
Inside a mountain in the Kitimat Ranges on BC’s northwest coast is a 475-metre long, 8-metre wide “tailrace” tunnel that transports the outflow water from the hydroelectric generation station in the mountain. The client, Rio Tinto, required a detailed interior survey of the tunnel for ongoing maintenance purposes and the tailrace could not be shut down for inspection. McElhanney provided bathymetric survey expertise to launch an autonomous drone mission that captured 3D scans of the tunnel interior to provide the client with the high-definition data they required for the structure.
The Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains) First Nation wished to create and implement a land use plan to meet the needs of its people.
One of Western Canada’s largest container trade corridors, the Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert, BC has experienced a boom in local export transload operations. As the terminal continues to grow, so too has the volume of traffic in Prince Rupert—it is estimated that the number of trucks travelling on Highway 16 has grown from 50 to 200 trucks per day.
This project began as other flood mapping projects do: the existing flood maps were from 1982 and the District of Kitimat knew that they required an update.