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Glacier View Planning Study Open House Invitation In Around Town

Posted on January 16, 2020

Glacier View Planning Study Open House Invitation In Around Town

The Glacier View Lodge Planning Study Open House is an event intended to help plan for the future of the Glacier View Lodge Property, located off of Back Road in Courtenay. This first public meeting is for the public to learn more about the study, the 42-acre property and to offer input on the vision for how the Glacier View Lodge property can better serve the community.

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Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on January 15, 2020

Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox Valley: $28 million North Island College Student Housing schematic design near completion.
  • Quadra Island: District seeking funding for Quathiaski Cove Wastewater Treatment Facility. 
  • Campbell River: Rezoning application submitted for 4 large residential lots or a possible 75+ unit multi-residential project.
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Prescription For Performance Seminar In Around Town

Posted on January 9, 2020

Prescription For Performance Seminar In Around Town

The Canadian Home Builders Association and RDH Building Science are presenting a whole day seminar specifically created to lead builders, designers, building officials, energy advisors, and developers to simplified practical solutions for high performance building enclosure assemblies that satisfy prescriptive requirements for various levels of the Step Code up to Net Zero Ready and Passive House. It includes a focus on pending requirements for North Island, West Coast, and Sunshine Coast construction.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 8, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Port Hardy: Plans are proceeding for estimated $2 million in upgrades to the local arena.  
  • Campbell River: The city has received a rezoning application for new 35 lot 5 acre rural lot subdivision.
  • Tenders: This weeks issue includes 17 new tenders. 
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Toy Drive Loonies for Loggers in Around Town

Posted on December 5, 2019

Toy Drive Loonies for Loggers in Around Town

As we watch local Vancouver Island communities grapple with the logging strike fallout, local companies Tippin Point Contracting Ltd. and Kram Industries Ltd. have teamed up to provide cargo trailer transportation for toy donations for the Loonies for Loggers Christmas Hampers.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 4, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Courtenay: An application has been submitted for a 118 unit apartment building. 
  • Comox: Canadian Forces Housing Agency has issued three standing offers for 19 Wing Comox.
  • Powell River: Blueberry Commons Farm Cooperative is seeking a Builder for 32 units. 
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New Home Registry Report In Around Town

Posted on November 28, 2019

New Home Registry Report In Around Town

According to the BC Housing New Home Registry statistics, the number of newly registered homes and multi-units from January to October 2018 vs 2019 has increased by 30% (983 vs 1278 units). Overall, a 59 unit decrease in single-family homes (sf) has been offset by 354 new multi-family units (Port Alberni, Tofino, Powell River and Campbell River).

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 27, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Campbell River: 240 rental units approved; building permits for 160 units and a development permit for 80 units.
  • Strathcona Regional: Plans are in the works to build a new Salmon Point Pub/Restaurant. 
  • Comox Strathcona:  A Request for Qualifications is expected to be issued in December for the new $14 million Regional Organics Facility. 
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Road Safety at Work in Around Town

Posted on November 21, 2019

Road Safety at Work in Around Town

The Road Safety at Work program is proving a free four-hour interactive workshop to help employers implement or improve a road safety program for employees who drive for work.  Participants will learn about the costs of motor vehicle incidents and apply hazard identification / risk assessment procedures to prioritize road safety issues. They will also use Road Safety at Work tools and resources to develop action plans aimed at preventing workplace vehicle crashes.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 20, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox Valley: Hyundai submits application for a new dealership. 
  • Cumberland: Over 30 tenders issued for new Cumberland Fire Hall. 
  • Campbell River: The Vancouver Island Regional Library proposes $14 million new public library facility. 
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