Family Christmas Breakfast

Last week Saturday we celebrated Christmas with all our employees and their families – quite a crowd!    The Family Breakfast has become a much-anticipated tradition – and for good reason!  A delicious breakfast buffet at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, fun games and everyone receives a gift.  As employees we are so grateful to Bill & Joanne for the care they show to all of us and our families.

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We Remember

2014 remembrance day

Highroad Academy Garden

Yesterday was the grand opening of the Highroad Academy Garden.  True to a Fraser Valley fall, Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and Teacher Michelle Johnsrude cut the ribbon in the rain.

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“A place to grow and learn”, this garden is a joint school/community project as the students will be growing produce and giving it to the local Food Bank, Cyrus Centre & Ruth and Naomi’s.  Denbow was privileged to donate the soil for this School Farm.

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Congratulations to the teachers, students and other business supporters.  Grow, garden, grow!

 

Year End Celebration

This week we had a Year End Celebration for our 2013-2014 fiscal year.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner from the Wildcat Grill Express food truck, beautiful weather and celebration of a successful year!  Way to go, team – here’s to another strong year!

 

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Now is the Time to Seed

Right now is the optimal time to seed… still warm weather along with heavy dews give seed the ideal conditions for growth.

Last week we applied a Terraseeded EcoBlanket onto a large slope behind three homes in Kamloops:

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Check back in a few weeks for updated pictures of the green growth…

 

 

Strachan Point Erosion Control

“Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller — you usually cruise over them without even noticing. There are nearly 2,800 provincial highway bridges, and most are not eye-catching landmarks like the Port Mann and Lions Gate bridges. Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

While debris flows no longer pose a safety risk, large amounts of water still travel along Charles Creek, scouring the creek bed and undermining its embankments. Despite the catch basin, erosion remained a threat to the highway bridge, a CN Rail bridge, and two private bridges providing access to 17 homes.

The threat ended with the final step to beat Charles Creek erosion, completed in fall 2012. Work to prevent erosion included building up the creek bed, widening the creek, reinforcing the creek bed with boulders and concrete-encased rock and reinforcing the embankments with concrete blocks along each side of the wall.

Denbow then applied Terraseeded Rip Rap Grout into the voids on both sides of the channel.

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This time lapse video shows the entire project in 1:40!

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Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains.

Such is the case at Charles Creek, near the seaside residential community of Strachan Point, located between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay off the Sea to Sky Highway.

Destructive debris flows occurred at Strachan Point in the 1970s and 1980s, wiping out bridges and damaging the highway and local community. To counter these flows, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure constructed a debris flow catch basin facility in 1985. The basin catches debris from slides while allowing water to flow into the ocean. Our maintenance contractor cleans out the debris periodically to maintain capacity for future slides.

While debris flows no longer pose a safety risk, large amounts of water still travel along Charles Creek, scouring the creek bed and undermining its embankments. Despite the catch basin, erosion remained a threat to the highway bridge, a CN Rail bridge, and two private bridges providing access to 17 homes.

The threat ended with the final step to beat Charles Creek erosion, completed in fall 2012. Work to prevent erosion included

  • Building up the creek bed
  • Widening the creek
  • Reinforcing the creek bed with boulders and concrete-encased rock
  • Reinforcing the embankments with concrete blocks along each side of the wall

See the work for yourself in this time lapse video:

– See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller — you usually cruise over them without even noticing. – See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf
Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller — you usually cruise over them without even noticing. – See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf
Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller — you usually cruise over them without even noticing. – See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf
Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller — you usually cruise over them without even noticing. – See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2013/02/27/protecting-sea-to-sky-highway-strachan-point-from-erosion/#sthash.YDlDWy7L.dpuf

Visit Us

We LOVE it when our customers pop into the office to say Hi! You might even walk away with a new Denbow t-shirt or cap… you never know:)

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Envelope Artwork

We received this envelope in the mail today from Bev at Arthur Allen Landscaping…

Thanks Bev, you totally brightened our day with your beautiful artwork!!

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Hiring: Mechanic Assistant

Join our growing company! We offer a casual fun working atmosphere with an enthusiastic team. Most of our team members have been with Denbow for many years, growing into new opportunities over their employment.

We are currently hiring a Mechanic Assistant. The expected hours are 35-40 hours weekly, working from noon to 8:00pm.

Responsibilities & Duties:
o Regular truck and equipment maintenance including greasing.
o Welding and fabrication
o Minor repair as required
o Assist mechanic as needed on a variety of tasks
o Daily fueling of yard equipment
o Various other tasks as deemed necessary by management

Qualifications:
o Ability to safely and efficiently work around heavy equipment; perform work in a safe manner in accordance with Denbow policies
o Ability to repair and maintain equipment as required
o Mechanical aptitude
o Welding and fabricating experience
o Ability to work in various inside and outside environments being subjected to weather changes, noise, and job hazards
o Ability to hear sufficiently to accurately assess equipment problems
o Physical ability for heavy lifting as required by this position

Interviews will be scheduled towards end of August; we thank all applicants, however only those required for interviews will be contacted.

Please send resume to:
Denbow
40874 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J2
Applications or inquiries can be direct to Michelle.