Time to Shift Into Winter Vancouver Island!

On this gorgeous fall day, Mainroad reminds Vancouver Island motorists that it’s time to Shift into Winter!

mainroad contractingThe Winter Driving Safety Alliance has launched the 2018 Shift into Winter Campaign— an annual road safety initiative focused on reducing the frequency and severity of winter weather-related vehicle crashes in BC. It encourages drivers and workplaces to be prepared for the winter season.

As a member of the Alliance, Mainroad, encourages motorists and residents to shift into winter driving mode and prepare for the upcoming season.

Don’t wait until snow arrives.  Whether you’re driving across town, or across the province, it’s important that you and your vehicle are prepared for winter conditions.

A few simple steps could make a difference to your safety:

  • Know before you go.

First – do you really need to go?  Check the current road and weather conditions on DriveBC.ca . Delay travel if conditions are unsafe.

  • Plan your route ahead of time.

Avoid any roads that may become dangerous during bad weather. If you have to travel:

  • Give yourself extra time to get to your destination to avoid rushing.
  • Select the safest route.
  • Have an emergency plan so if you get stuck, you are prepared. Stay with your vehicle for safety.
  • Slow down.

During winter, road conditions change fast, and so should your speed. The posted speed limit is the maximum speed under ideal driving conditions, so when the snow hits, you should slow down and drive with care. Even the most experienced drivers cannot predict how their vehicle will react in snow or on ice. 

  • Prepare your vehicle for winter weather. Install a set of four matched winter tires and keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Every year, be sure to give your vehicle a pre-season maintenance check-up.
  • Know how to drive for the conditions before you get behind the wheel.

Don’t learn by accident. Winter road conditions vary around the province and can change quickly. You should:

  • Always maintain a safe following distance — at least four seconds. It takes longer to stop on a slippery road.
  • Drop your speed to match road conditions. The posted speed is the maximum speed under ideal conditions.
  • Learn or be trained in winter driving skills.

For more information on what you can do to stay safe when driving this winter, visit ShiftIntoWinter.ca

Mainroad Group Communications Direct: 604-575-7032
communications@mainroad.ca | www.mainroad.ca

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Winter road conditions can change quickly.  So should your speed. Slow down. More info at ShiftintoWinter.ca.

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Mainroad Contracting is Here on The North Island

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

October 1, 2018

*A warm welcome to North Island Communities!*

“With the award of BC Provincial highway maintenance contracts for Service
Area 2 (Mid-Vancouver Island) and Area 3 (North Vancouver Island), we are
delighted to be returning to our Vancouver Island roots,” noted Peter
Ashcroft, President and CEO for the Mainroad Group of Companies.

Mainroad’s Operation Team have mobilized crews, equipment and yards in the
service area while community outreach with stakeholders and First Nations is
underway.

“We really appreciate the support we are receiving from the public
and look forward to successfully serving the communities in which the Mainroad
Team lives and works,” stated Rick Gill, General Manager for Mainroad Mid and
North Island Contracting.

The headquarters and primary works yard for Mainroad North Island Contracting
(https://mainroad.ca/our-companies/mainroad-north-island-contracting-lp) are
located in Cumberland with supporting work yards in Campbell River, Gold
River, Port McNeill, Sayward and the Gulf Islands of Quadra, Cortes, Denman
and Hornby.

To report changing road conditions or emergency situations that could cause a
hazard to motorists, pedestrians, and/or cyclists, Mainroad maintains a toll free
**24-hour hotline: 1-877-215-7122**.

All feedback is logged, and observations are passed onto Operations.

*While we encourage the public to report concerns to our 24-hour hotline, we welcome
feedback through our other communication channels and invite everyone to
follow Mainroad on social media where we will share road and weather
advisories and road safety information.*

*Email: northisland@mainroad.ca
*Website: https://mainroad.ca/our-companies/mainroad-north-island-contracting-lp
Social Media: Twitter: @mainroadNisland | Facebook: Mainroad North Island
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Gold River Days Soapbox Extravaganza

During the Gold River Days event on August 24-26, 2018, the Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Village of Gold River will be sponsoring a Soapbox Extravaganza. 

Everyone welcome to attend and those who want to enter must sign a consent/waiver form and wear a helmet! The consent/waiver form is in pdf format so make sure you have adobe reader installed on your computer to print off the form.

You can also drop by the Vault at Nimpkish Plaza and pickup a copy of the consent/waiver form if you don’t have access to a printer.

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Upcoming News And Events For 2018

Gold River Chamber of Commerce (grcoc) News and Events

gold river chamber of commerce - sign promtionWe are working on wooden signs to put in the Vault windows. Each sign (7”x18” finished/hand-painted/stained pine boards with your business name and logo) will represent our members.

That’s over 40 signs!  We are looking for a logo or trademark from each of you. If you would rather send your business name and logo via email please do so.

For Gold River Days (Aug 24-26) this year, the GRCOC is in charge of organizing the Parade (Saturday Aug 25) which is themed this year as ‘Logging’. We hope that you will be able to partake in this event with your community spirit and imagination in your design!

Advertising will start next week around the community and via The GR Buzz, GR Community Events (Facebook) and such.

The GRCOC is also hosting a ‘Go-Kart’ event and this year we are hoping for even more participation than last year! We have purchased 6 ‘Go-Kits’ (buy in multiples and get a better price!) and will be putting them together with a group of kids and adults next week at the Vault on Tuesday evening at 6pm.

We will be painting fast, racing colours on all them after the building is done at a later date and we will also be painting on all the ‘Sponsor’ (GRCOC member) logos on them as well, so please send in your logos, trademarks, etc.gold river chamber of commerce - soap box car before

The Gold River Days fund is splitting the cost of purchasing and building these fun karts so the cost was minimal! It’s all about community spirit and participation so let’s make the 2018 Gold River Days one to remember!

Oh yes! one more thing the GRCOC is doing another community calendar. Posters were put up this week and info placed on social media. We are looking for local and community area photos and if you would like your business card put in to advertise and support (it’s free!) just send your jpeg file to our Photos Department.

 

Follow The Five

The Gold River Chamber of Commerce will be tracking this five dollar bill around Gold River over the next few months. Our goal is to see how many of our local businesses will get this $5 bill going through their cash registers.

In Gold River, we all win when we shop locally and support each others businesses. By accepting this bill with your change, you are making a commitment to spend this $5 at another local business in Gold River. We just ask that you document the date and name of the business when you do.

If you don not wish to participate in this fun contest, please do not accept the bill with your change. Ask for another $5 instead so someone else can continue with the progression of the contest. Thanks for your support!

Update: Congratulations to the winners of the “Follow the Five” contest!!

Vicki Lawrence $25
Mary Carter $50
Marla Ridinger $100