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Around Town: Update on BC real estate sales

Posted on June 21, 2018

Around Town: Update on BC real estate sales

New sales numbers released by the B.C. Real Estate Association on June 15 suggest measures intended to cool the overheated house market could be working. (more…)

Editor’s Note June 20, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 20, 2018

Editor’s Note June 20, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • The new $11.7 million Comox Valley Regional District Civic Centre tender has been extended.
  • Newport Village in Courtenay has submitted a development permit application for a second five-storey building.
  • The Town of Comox has received an application to subdivide a 24-acre property near the Comox Valley Airport into 2 parcels.

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Around Town: VICA’s Women in Construction Network celebrates five years!

Posted on June 14, 2018

Around Town: VICA’s Women in Construction Network celebrates five years!

Women in Construction (WiC) is a grassroots Vancouver Island network working to promote and support female participation in construction, one of the key sectors of our provincial economy. In May of 2013, a group of dedicated women came together with the intention of developing a forum that would promote and support female participation in the construction industry. Five years later, the Women in Construction (WiC) network, supported by the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), was established with chapters in Victoria and Nanaimo. (more…)

Editor’s Note June 13, 2018: Your North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 13, 2018

Editor’s Note June 13, 2018: Your North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Issue:

  • Campbell River’s Eagle Ridge with projected 109 units starting Phase One this summer.
  • City of Powell River gives third reading to zoning bylaw applications for two new projects in city.
  • Former Alberni District Secondary School property in Port Alberni one step closer to new single and multi-family subdivision.

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Around Town: Single-family benchmark price surpasses $500,000 in May

Posted on June 7, 2018

Around Town: Single-family benchmark price surpasses $500,000 in May

The benchmark price of a single-family home in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area broke the $500,000 mark in May, rising to $507,700, a 17 per cent increase from one year ago. Sales of single-family homes were down 17 per cent from last year but posted a month-over-month increase of nine per cent. (more…)

Editor’s Note: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on June 6, 2018

Editor’s Note: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Issue:

  • BC Hydro releases timeline for $100 million Strathcona Dam Upgrade
  • Defence Construction Canada for 19 Wing Comox calling for Underground Civil Construction and Mechanical Contractors
  • The Village of Cumberland moving forward with approximately $4 million Fire Hall Replacement Project

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Around Town: New Affordable Housing Funding

Posted on May 31, 2018

Around Town: New Affordable Housing Funding

BC Housing has announced funding opportunities through a Community Housing Fund. The new program is expected to create over 14,000 new residential units across BC over the next 10 years. (more…)

Editor’s Note May 30, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on May 30, 2018

Editor’s Note May 30, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • The Comox Valley Regional District has released a tender for the new $11.7 million Civic Centre in Courtenay.
  • Construction for the new Campbell River BC Transit maintenance and operations project is moving forward.
  • The Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay has received $27.2 million in funding for a seismic upgrade.

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Around Town: Upper Island Safety Conference 2018

Posted on May 24, 2018

Around Town: Upper Island Safety Conference 2018

The Strathcona Regional District is presenting the 9th annual Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show at the Campbell River Sportsplex. With 15 educational sessions, 2 keynote speakers and post-conference training courses, the event will feature a variety of topics for everyone from the most experienced safety professional to new safety committee members. (more…)

Editor’s Note May 23, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on May 23, 2018

Editor’s Note May 23, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Issue:

  • Campbell River’s newest five-storey, 68-unit multi-family project on South Dogwood Street has been issued an $8.3 million building permit.
  • Pre-sales are underway for the condominiums at Newport Village, 3070 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay.
  • Powell River is considering changing bylaws for smaller lot sizes in targeted areas of the community to encourage affordable housing projects.

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