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Editor’s Note February 21, 2017: Jubilee Heights in Campbell River has received Preliminary Subdivision Review for Phase 1

Posted on February 21, 2018

Editor’s Note February 21, 2017: Jubilee Heights in Campbell River has received Preliminary Subdivision Review for Phase 1

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Jubilee Heights in Campbell River has received Preliminary Subdivision Review for Phase 1
  • Powell River City Council has approved a new wastewater treatment plant
  • New trades program at GP Vanier High School

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Around Town: VIREB Report for January

Posted on February 15, 2018

Around Town: VIREB Report for January

Sales in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area returned to seasonally normal levels in January after experiencing the busiest December on record. (more…)

Update: City of Courtenay to Issue Tender for Complete Streets Project Next Week

Posted on February 14, 2018

Update: City of Courtenay to Issue Tender for Complete Streets Project Next Week

The City of Courtenay has completed design work on the Complete Street project on 5th Street between Fitzgerald Avenue and Menzies Avenue, and expects to issue the tender for the project late next week. (more…)

Editor’s Note February 14, 2018: Tenders released for BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in Campbell River

Posted on February 14, 2018

Editor’s Note February 14, 2018: Tenders released for BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in Campbell River

In This Issue:

  • Tenders released for BC Transit operations and maintenance facility in Campbell River,
  • Heritage Alteration permit submitted in Cumberland, and
  • New five-storey project being proposed in Port Alberni.

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Around Town: Campbell River Builders Forum – Feb 21 Regional Energy Step Code Builders’ Workshop & Consultation

Posted on February 8, 2018

Around Town: Campbell River Builders Forum – Feb 21 Regional Energy Step Code Builders’ Workshop & Consultation

The City of Campbell River, in partnership with the Community Energy Association, BC Hydro and the Comox Valley Regional District is offering an Energy Step Code workshop for local builders and developers. (more…)

BC Transit Campbell River Operations & Maintenance Facility-Site Preloading

Posted on February 7, 2018

BC Transit  Campbell River Operations & Maintenance Facility-Site Preloading

BC Transit has issued a tender to perform Site Preloading of the Main Building outline at the proposed BC Transit-Campbell River Operations and Maintenance Facility, located at 1235 Evergreen, Campbell River, BC. This tender is for site preparation for the proposed BC Transit Campbell River Operations & Maintenance Facility. (more…)

Editor’s Note February 7, 2018: Many new tenders issued this week

Posted on February 7, 2018

Editor’s Note February 7, 2018: Many new tenders issued this week

In This Issue:

  • 19 Wing Chapel Consolidation,
  • Sandwick Interconnection Water Project, and
  • Miller Creek Recreation Site expansion project.

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Around Town: Comox Valley Water Treatment Facility Open House

Posted on February 1, 2018

Around Town: Comox Valley Water Treatment Facility Open House

A new water treatment plant is under development for the Comox Valley water system. Once complete, Comox Valley residents will have a modern water treatment system. The Comox Valley Water System provides drinking water to 45,000 residents and does not comply with current provincial guidelines. (more…)

Editor’s Note: January 31, 2018: Comox Valley Regional District office building tender expected late spring

Posted on January 31, 2018

Editor’s Note: January 31, 2018: Comox Valley Regional District office building tender expected late spring

In This Issue:

  • Comox Valley Regional District office building is expected to go to tender in late spring
  • Campbell River has approved a Major Development Permit for a multi-storey apartment building
  • Construction on a new Broadstock Facility within the Comox Valley Regional District will begin soon

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Around Town: BC Energy Step Code

Posted on January 25, 2018

Around Town: BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary provincial standard enacted in April 2017 that provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieving more energy-efficient buildings that go beyond the requirements of the base BC Building Code. It does so by establishing a series of measurable, performance-based energy-efficiency requirements for construction and communities may voluntarily choose to adopt in bylaws and policies. (more…)