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Property Assessment Increase in Around Town

Posted on January 13, 2022

Property Assessment Increase in Around Town

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The BC Assessment Authority has mailed out their 2022 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2021.  The new values are up from between 17 to 47% with Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Alberni, and Powell River over 42%.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 12, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: Application being reviewed for 126 units in two multi-family building.
  • Powell River: A new 40 to 50 unit apartment building is in the early design stages. 
  • Comox Valley Regional District: 3 RFPs to be released in February including the Sewer Conveyance Project
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John Hart Dam Civil Construction Works in Around Town

Posted on January 6, 2022

John Hart Dam Civil Construction Works in Around Town

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BC Hydro is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for the civil construction works necessary for the seismic upgrade of the Campbell River’s John Hart Dam. This work represents much of the in-ground work for the project and must be completed by December 2026. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 5, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: The public hearing has been scheduled for a two storey 22 unit Transition house project.
  • Cumberland:  A new four storey mixed use building has received partial development permit approvals. 
  • Courtenay: A development permit has been submitted for a 45 unit multi residential building.
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Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season in Around Town

Posted on December 16, 2021

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season in Around Town

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It is traditional at this time of year for us to thank the staff in municipal offices for their assistance in providing us with timely and pertinent information throughout 2021. We also extend our appreciation to the consultants, architects, engineers, realtors, contractors, project managers, builders and developers who share up-to-date information on the projects that we report on.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 15, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River:  Rezoning for a 350 unit mixed housing development is proceeding to a public hearing. 
  • Powell River: Rezoning approved for 11 small single family lots and two R2 lots. 
  • Tofino: Staff are reviewing a rezoning application for up to 16 units with single family and townhomes.
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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 8, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: A DP has been submitted for Waichiay’s five-story affordable housing project.
  • Powell River: Nine of the 24 units at Life Cycle Housing’s project are now under construction.
  • Campbell River: Civil work has started for a 37 unit townhome development.
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Five Star Aggregate & Excavating Relocating in Around Town

Posted on December 2, 2021

Five Star Aggregate & Excavating Relocating in Around Town

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The crew at Five Star Aggregate & Excavating would like to thank all their valued clients for years of support. The gravel pit located off of Fosgate Road has ended its supply of gravel and they will be relocating to a different commercial property. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 1, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: new amenity contribution requirements for development variance permit applications
  • Comox: tender issued for Hanger 7 HVAC Upgrades Phase 2
  • Hornby Island: construction underway for the Hornby Island Beach Homes 
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Comox Valley Coastal Flood Risks in Around Town

Posted on November 25, 2021

Comox Valley Coastal Flood Risks in Around Town

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The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be offering a free introductory information session on coastal flood risks in the Comox Valley on November 30. The District has recently updated floodplain maps for Electoral Areas A, B and C as well as K’ómoks First Nation IR#1, IR#2, and IR#3 as part of its Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy. 

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