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Around Town: Building Links Celebrates 24 Years in Business!

Posted on May 18, 2017

Around Town: Building Links Celebrates 24 Years in Business!

Building Links celebrated its 24th anniversary yesterday! Our first issue came out on May 17, 1993. Building Links has grown into the “go-to” source for online information for the North Island construction industry, including a weekly newsletter, blog updates, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

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Editor’s Note May 17, 2017: New seniors centre proposed on Cliffe Avenue and 29th Street in Courtenay

Posted on May 17, 2017

Editor’s Note May 17, 2017: New seniors centre proposed on Cliffe Avenue and 29th Street in Courtenay

In This Week’s Issue:

  • New seniors centre proposed on Cliffe Avenue and 29th Street in Courtenay
  • Site preparation is underway for Liberty Green, the new 25 multi-family project in Campbell River
  • CVRD seeking industry input on proposed changes in the DCC bylaws

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Around Town: CVRD updating development cost charges for water and sewer systems

Posted on May 11, 2017

Around Town: CVRD updating development cost charges for water and sewer systems

Developers and land use consultants are invited to an information session about proposed bylaw changes for changes to the DCC’s. for water and sewer systems. Increases are proposed in most sectors.

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Editor’s Note May 10, 2017: 71 unit residential building Riverstone to be complete in August

Posted on May 10, 2017

Editor’s Note May 10, 2017: 71 unit residential building Riverstone  to be complete in August

In This Issue:

  • 71 unit residential building in Courtenay, the Riverstone to be completed in August, 2017
  • North Island College seeking bids for Campbell River Trades Facility
  • Mandatory site meeting to be held May 16 for HVAC upgrade to Port Hardy Secondary School

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Around Town: Slegg Building Materials Hosts Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) Training Seminar

Posted on May 4, 2017

Around Town: Slegg Building Materials Hosts Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) Training Seminar

Slegg Building Materials is hosting an ICF Training Course at their Cumberland location. The course teaches the advantages of ICF over conventional framing methods.

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Editor’s Note May 3, 2017: SD#70 issues tender for HVAC upgrade

Posted on May 3, 2017

Editor’s Note May 3, 2017: SD#70 issues tender for HVAC upgrade

In This Issue:

  • SD#70 issues tender for HVAC upgrade
  • Powell River preparing RFQ for design of consolidated treatment plant
  • VIHA issues tender for renovations in Campbell River

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Construction continues on Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society wildlife hospital

Posted on May 1, 2017

Construction continues on Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society wildlife hospital

Drywall, painting, and electrical and plumbing rough-in are now complete for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s (MARS) new wildlife hospital and interpretive centre at 7350 Island Highway. Interior finishing will begin shortly. (more…)

Around Town: Public Open House in Campbell River for Sustainable Official Community Plan

Posted on April 27, 2017

Around Town: Public Open House in Campbell River for Sustainable Official Community Plan

With the Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) review now complete, the city of Campbell River is proceeding with an update of the Zoning Bylaw to make sure it is consistent with the SCOP.

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Editor’s Note April 26, 2017: SD #71 issues tenders for boiler replacement

Posted on April 26, 2017

Editor’s Note April 26, 2017: SD #71 issues tenders for boiler replacement

In This Issue:

  • Tender for boiler replacement at Ecole Robb Road in Comox
  • Tender for boiler replacement at Courtenay Elementary
  • Port Alberni to finalize liquid waste management plan soon (more…)

Around Town: Campbell River Energy Star for New Homes Workshop

Posted on April 20, 2017

Around Town: Campbell River Energy Star for New Homes Workshop

Builders can learn everything they need to know to get certified as an ENERGY STAR® for New Homes builder, as well as introduce the Province of BC’s new Energy Step Code, and provide licensed residential builders with 6.5 Group A CPD points. (more…)