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Around Town: Lumber prices rising due to BC Forest Fires

Posted on July 20, 2017

Around Town: Lumber prices rising due to BC Forest Fires

Fires across BC intensified during the past week and has displaced 37,000 people from their homes, disrupted mining and forestry operations and damaged public utilities. Wood prices can rise as high as 6 percent if operations remain shut for weeks said Ketan Mamtora, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets in a recent interview. (more…)

Editor’s Note July 19, 2017: New four storey, 70 unit residential building planned for Campbell River

Posted on July 19, 2017

Editor’s Note July 19, 2017: New four storey, 70 unit residential building planned for Campbell River

In This Week’s Issue:

  • New four storey, 70 unit residential building planned for Campbell River
  • Construction underway for 16 new townhouses on 8th Street in Campbell River
  • New 19 lot subdivision is proceeding in Comox

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Around Town: North Island Hospital drop-in community information sessions

Posted on July 13, 2017

Around Town: North Island Hospital drop-in community information sessions

Whether you’re looking for information or have a question about the new North Island Hospital, Island Health welcomes all residents to attend drop-in community information sessions taking place on July 17 in the Comox Valley and July 19 in Campbell River. (more…)

Editor’s Note July 12, 2017: Second quarter construction statistics

Posted on July 12, 2017

Editor’s Note July 12, 2017: Second quarter construction statistics

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Second quarter construction statistics are featured in this issue
  • Agius Construction proposing to rezone a property on Guthrie Road to accommodate town homes and retail space
  • City staff in Campbell River are looking to approve the permit application for a 70 unit, multi-family building on Dogwood Street

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Around Town: John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project Open House July 9

Posted on July 6, 2017

Around Town: John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project Open House July 9

BC Hydro and InPower BC, the project contractor are pleased to invite the public to the third annual John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project community event. This is a unique annual opportunity to see the construction site and watch the project evolve. The only permitted way to get to the site is by the free passenger bus service. (more…)

Editor’s Note July 5, 2017: Meet the new CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association on Tuesday, July 11 in Courtenay

Posted on July 5, 2017

Editor’s Note July 5, 2017: Meet the new CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association on Tuesday, July 11 in Courtenay

In This Issue:

  • Meet the new CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association on Tuesday, July 11 in Courtenay
  • New multi-family development going ahead in Cumberland
  • New subdivision proposed for Campbell River to create 75 lots

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Around Town: Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North seeking volunteers for Campbell River project

Posted on June 29, 2017

Around Town: Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North seeking volunteers for Campbell River project

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has begun a multi-year build project at 477 Hilchey Road and they are in need of volunteers to provide safe and affordable housing for 11 Campbell River families. Volunteering on a Habitat build not only gives you the opportunity to help local families, but the chance to connect with other people, make new friends, and learn new skills. You can volunteer one day only, or on an ongoing basis.

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Editor’s Note June 28, 2017: Broadstreet Properties Ltd. proposing 89-unit, multi-storey building in Comox

Posted on June 28, 2017

In This Issue:

  • Broadstreet Properties Ltd. proposing 89-unit, multi-storey building in Comox
  • Highstreet Ventures Inc​. will have 71 units of one and two bedroom condos in Courtenay ready for occupancy in August
  • Bentra Ventures Inc. in Campbell River is starting construction on 16 multi-family units

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Around Town: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board releases 2016 Buyer Profile

Posted on June 22, 2017

Around Town: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board releases 2016 Buyer Profile

The 2016 Buyer Profile provides statistical information summarizing “home characteristics” for VIREB’s overall board area within its boundaries. These include Duncan-Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni-West Coast, Parksville- Qualicum, Comox Valley, Campbell River, North Island, and the Islands. (more…)

Editor’s Note June 21, 2017: 35-unit affordable housing unit receives permit in Courtenay

Posted on June 21, 2017

Editor’s Note June 21, 2017: 35-unit affordable housing unit receives permit in Courtenay

In This Issue

  • 35-unit affordable housing unit receives permit in Courtenay
  • Powell River issues tender to shortlisted candidates for Consolidated Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • RFP issued by VIHA for aerodrome consultants on Tofino Hospital Heliport Upgrade project  (more…)