Budget 2000
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations
Honourable Paul Ramsey, Minister
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Completed in 1999/00 (partial list)
Education facilities
— school construction in Kelowna, Langley, Alexis Creek, Armstrong and Campbell River.
Health facilities
— upgrade to Bulkley Lodge in Smithers;
— construction of Zion Park Manor in Surrey;
— construction of an addition and renovations to Royal Arch Masonic Home in Vancouver; and
— replacement of Taylor Manor in Vancouver.
Justice facilities
— construction of an addition to Ford Mountain Correctional Centre in Chilliwack.
Roads and transportation
— realignment of Highway 1 through Sumas-Vedder (Abbotsford);
— construction of Monte Creek Interchange on Highway 1 (Kamloops);
— construction of an interchange at the intersection of Highway 97 and Glenrosa in Westbank;
— reconstruction of Highway 97 from Honeymoon Creek to Bijoux Falls near McLeod Lake; and
— Vancouver Wharves terminal upgrade including the agri-products facility and new loop rail track.
Power generation
— completion of the Stave Falls power plant replacement project to meet growing demand in the Lower Mainland; and
— permanent upgrades to transmission line towers damaged by high snowpack pressure.
2000/01 capital projects (partial list)
Education facilities
— school construction in Burnaby, Victoria, Surrey, Chilliwack, Kelowna, Prince George, Richmond, Sooke, Cobble Hill and Kamloops; and
— post-secondary construction in Merritt, Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Health facilities
— construction of the replacement tower for Surrey Memorial Hospital;
— construction of the Royal Jubilee Hospital Diagnostic and Treatment Centre and Vancouver Island Cancer Clinic in Victoria;
— replacement of West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni;
— fit-out of the Vancouver General Hospital tower, construction of a new Ambulatory Care building at Children and Women's Health Centre, and construction of the SUCCESS Care Home in Vancouver;
— replacement of the Kitimat Health Centre;
— 2nd floor redevelopment and construction of a Tertiary Psychiatric Facility at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops;
— replacement of the Health Care Centre in Clearwater;
— replacement of the Keremeos Diagnostic and Treatment Centre; and
— replacement of Yucalta Lodge multi-level care facility in Campbell River.
Justice facilities
— construction of the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam.
Roads and transportation
— construction of the guideway for the Millennium Line (Phase 1) of the SkyTrain extension;
— road improvement projects (e.g. rehabilitation, passing lanes and highway realignments) throughout the province;
— continued construction of the third fast ferry;
— construction of a new ferry to operate on Kootenay Lake (Balfour);
— rehabilitation of the Lions Gate Bridge;
— five-laning the Port Mann Bridge and associated improvements to the Cape Horn Interchange;
— twinning the John Hart Bridge over the Nechako River in Prince George;
— replacement of the Lytton Bridge on Highway 12;
— improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway between Cache Creek and the Rockies;
— improvements to Highway 37 between Deltaic Creek and Kiniskan Lake;
— purchase of additional and replacement buses in Victoria and other municipal systems;
— rail and tie replacement and roadbed improvements throughout the province;
— locomotive and rail car acquisitions; and
— a capacity upgrade at Canadian Stevedoring.
Power generation
— upgrade the Burrard generating station to improve air quality and extend its operating life;
— addition of a third transformer at the Selkirk substation;
— replace Mica Kootenay's telecommunications system with digital equipment to provide high-speed fault protection of the transmission grid;
— continued construction of a power generating facility at Keenleyside dam; and
— dam stabilization, switchyard construction and turbine upgrades at the Brilliant Dam.

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