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Around Town: Save the date for the Capital Project Delivery Forum on April 20, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017

Around Town: Save the date for the Capital Project Delivery Forum on April 20, 2017

Featuring presentations by key industry leaders and experts, expect an exciting forum discussing issues that affect everyone in the construction industry. The theme of the Forum this year is “Building For The Future” and Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, will be the Keynote Speaker.

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Editor’s Note March 22, 2017: Courtenay seeks proposals for new Public Works Trades Shop

Posted on March 22, 2017

Editor’s Note March 22, 2017: Courtenay seeks proposals for new Public Works Trades Shop

In This Issue:

  • Courtenay seeks proposals for new Public Works Trades Shop
  • Comox Strathcona Waste Management awarded $5.5 million for organics composting facility
  • Campbell River awarded $6.4 million for Highway 19A improvement project

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Around Town: You’re invited to the Civic Centre conceptual design open house

Posted on March 16, 2017

Around Town: You’re invited to the Civic Centre conceptual design open house

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting residents of the region to the Civic Centre CVRD regional office conceptual design open house on Tuesday, March 21. Residents can drop-in to the CVRD Boardroom (550B Comox Road) anytime between 4– 7 pm to check out the conceptual designs, provide feedback, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the project. (more…)

Editor’s Note March 15, 2017: Portion of Pacific Rim Highway to be upgraded

Posted on March 15, 2017

Editor’s Note March 15, 2017: Portion of Pacific Rim Highway to be upgraded

In This Issue

  • Portion of Pacific Rim Highway to be upgraded
  • Quathiaski Cove sewage extension tender awarded
  • Building permit issued for The Ambleside

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Around Town: VIREB Releases February Statistics for Real Estate Sales

Posted on March 9, 2017

Around Town: VIREB Releases February Statistics for Real Estate Sales

In February 2017, the benchmark price of a single-family home in the VIREB area was $403,100, up 18 per cent from one year ago. Prices increased in every zone, ranging from 14 per cent to 25 per cent. (more…)

Editor’s Note March 8, 2017: Eight bids received for the North Courtenay Connector and Rees Bridge Replacement

Posted on March 8, 2017

Editor’s Note March 8, 2017: Eight bids  received for the North Courtenay Connector and Rees Bridge Replacement

In This Issue:

  • Eight bids  received for the North Courtenay Connector and Rees Bridge Replacement
  • KMBR Architects Planners Inc retained to develop conceptual design of the new Comox Valley Regional office
  • Options for a proposed wastewater management system in Royston/Union Bay are being reviewed by the CVRD

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Around Town: The CCVI Capital Project Delivery Forum is on April 20

Posted on March 2, 2017

Around Town: The CCVI Capital Project Delivery Forum is on April 20

Featuring presentations by key industry leaders and experts, expect an exciting forum discussing issues that affect everyone in the construction industry. Ideal for people who are involved in the design, procurement, construction, and management of public infrastructure, the Capital Project Delivery Forum promises to foster a discussion about enhancing capital project delivery and asset management on Vancouver Island. (more…)

Editor’s Note March 1, 2017: Land deal makes way for new CVRD regional office

Posted on March 1, 2017

Editor’s Note March 1, 2017: Land deal makes way for new CVRD regional office

In This Issue

  • Land deal with School District #71, the CVRD and the City of Courtenay to make way for new CVRD regional office to be located on Harmston Ave. in Courtenay
  • ​Construction underway for  Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s (MARS) new wildlife hospital and interpretive centre at 7350 Island Highway
  • Campbell River council to consider giving proposed new 97-unit apartment building third reading as early as March 6 (more…)

Comox Road Watermain Replacement

Posted on February 24, 2017

Comox Road Watermain Replacement

The City of Courtenay is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms for the investigation and condition assessment of a major raw wastewater force main. The pipeline is a bar wrapped pipe raw wastewater force main from the Courtenay pump station (CPS) to the Comox Valley water pollution control centre (CVWPCC). (more…)

Around Town: 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards call for Nominees

Posted on February 23, 2017

Organizers of the 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, set for April 20, at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo, are looking for nominations. Commercial, industrial and revenue-producing projects, including renovations, from the Malahat to Port Hardy are up for these awards, and must have been completed between January 1 and December 31, 2016. (more…)