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Editor’s Note April 25, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 25, 2018

Editor’s Note April 25, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Intent to tender expected first week of May for new Comox Valley Regional Office building.
  • Proposed mixed commercial-residential project with 84 residential units in Comox received third reading to a zoning amendment bylaw.
  • Construction for 34 unit, two building multi-family rental housing project in Courtenay moving forward.

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Around Town: Home sales down from 2018 but prices still rising due to limited inventory

Posted on April 19, 2018

Around Town: Home sales down from 2018 but prices still rising due to limited inventory

Although the national average price of a home dropped in March by 10.4 per cent, Vancouver Island saw big increases compared to the year before. (more…)

Editor’s Note April 18, 2018: Your Weekly Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 18, 2018

Editor’s Note April 18, 2018: Your Weekly Vancouver Island Construction News

We feature the first quarter construction statistics for 2018 in this week’s issue. We are reporting an increase of 28% in overall construction values in the areas of the Comox Valley and Campbell River for 2018 compared to 2017. (more…)

Around Town: Energy Step Code Workshop

Posted on April 12, 2018

Around Town: Energy Step Code Workshop

After the well-received February workshop on the Energy Step Code, the next date for the City of Campbell River’s workshop in the series has been set. “Building Better with the Energy Step Code” will run from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 25. (more…)

Editor’s Note April 11, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 11, 2018

Editor’s Note April 11, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Issue:

  • A new 112 unit rental apartment building is being proposed for the City of Powell River
  • The City of Campbell River has received a development permit for 44 duplex units
  • A tender for construction is expected next month for the expansion of the Comox Valley Regional District biosolids compost facility

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Around Town: WorkSafeBC High Risk Strategies

Posted on April 5, 2018

Around Town: WorkSafeBC High Risk Strategies

WorkSafeBC has released new three-year plans for four industry sectors, including the construction sector and the manufacturing sector. The 2018-2020 strategies are designed to prevent unsafe acts or conditions that cause workplace injuries and fatalities. (more…)

Editor’s Note April 4, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 4, 2018

Editor’s Note April 4, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Issue

  • The Village of Cumberland has issued a tender for a Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir
  • Construction to the City of Campbell River’s waterfront corridor near the Maritime Heritage Centre will begin this summer
  • The District of Port Hardy $14 million Multiplex Aquatic Centre has been approved

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Around Town: Upcoming Vancouver Island Conferences

Posted on March 29, 2018

Around Town: Upcoming Vancouver Island Conferences

In this week’s issue of Building Links, we round up upcoming Vancouver Island Conferences, including the British Columbia Construction Association, the Vancouver Island Construction Association, and Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show Exhibition. (more…)

Campbell River Big Rock Boat Ramp Dock Supply – Request for Proposal

Posted on March 29, 2018

Campbell River Big Rock Boat Ramp Dock Supply – Request for Proposal

The City of Campbell River announced a Request for Proposal for the Big Rock Ramp Dock Supply on March 19th. (more…)

Editor’s Note March 28, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 28, 2018

Editor’s Note March 28, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Construction expected to begin in 2019 for $110 million Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Water Treatment Project.
  • Tender for Comox Valley Regional District regional office building expected  at the end of April or early May once the board approves project.
  • The Village of Cumberland expects to issue Request for Proposals for detailed design for Cumberland Fire Hall this spring.

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