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Around Town: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Releases Housing Starts for second quarter 2018

Posted on August 16, 2018

Around Town: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Releases Housing Starts for second quarter 2018

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released the July 2018 housing starts data last week. Here are some of the highlights: (more…)

Editor’s Note August 15, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on August 15, 2018

Editor’s Note August 15, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • The Campbell River Golf and Country Club now open to the public.
  • New $60 million wastewater treatment plant planned for District of Tofino.
  • Knappett Industries (2006) Ltd. awarded contract for Biosolids Composting Facility Expansion.

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Around Town: Congratulations to Crown Isle on their 25th anniversary!

Posted on August 9, 2018

Around Town: Congratulations to Crown Isle on their 25th anniversary!

Twenty five years ago in July of 1993, the 18 hole championship golf course at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Course opened. The 48,000 sq. ft. clubhouse followed in 1998, and Crown Isle quickly became a centre-piece in the Comox Valley. Over 1,100 homes have been built in the Crown Isle Community since then. There is capacity to build an additional 1,600 homes in the future. (more…)

Editor’s Note August 8, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 8, 2018

Editor’s Note August 8, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Five new tenders from CVRD, City of Campbell River and City of Port Alberni
  • New tender expected in September for BC Transit building in Campbell River
  • Site construction for Church Taphouse in Comox has begun

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Around Town: BC returns to Union First Rule

Posted on August 2, 2018

Around Town: BC returns to Union First Rule

On July 16, the BC NDP announced details about an agreement with the Allied Infrastructure and Related Construction Council, a conglomerate of American-based Building Trade Unions (BTU). While any company — union or non-union — can bid on a public infrastructure contract, the new Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) requires that all workers on public infrastructure projects join the BTU within 30 days. (more…)

Editor’s Note August 1, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 1, 2018

Editor’s Note August 1, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • New hotel project in Campbell River one step closer to development.
  • Tender issued for the Quadra Island Community Centre Seismic Upgrade.
  • Two tenders for above ground work on new North Island College’s building in Campbell River.

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Around Town: Employee Hiring

Posted on July 26, 2018

Around Town: Employee Hiring

Work BC is the employment hub in many communities across BC for linking employers to job seekers. All of the services provided, to job seekers and employers alike, are free of charge and usually available on short notice. (more…)

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

Posted on July 25, 2018

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

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Call for sub-trades for 27 unit housing project expected soon.
  • Development permit has been approved for phase one of 89 duplex units.
  • Lease agreement for on-water oil spill response base signed, construction estimated at $8 million. (more…)

Around Town: Second Quarter building statistics

Posted on July 19, 2018

Around Town: Second Quarter building statistics

Compared to 2017, the 2018 second quarter construction value for the Comox Valley and Campbell River has increased by 54% or $51 million, with the construction of multi-family residential units and commercial builds contributing to most of the increases. (more…)

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

Posted on July 18, 2018

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

In This Week’s Issue:

  • West Urban Developments accepting sub-trades bids for Campbell River mixed-use building.
  • Proposed natural gas export facility near Bamfield in preliminary stages.
  • BC Transit issues two tenders for the Campbell River Transit Center.

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