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Economic Summit In This Week’s Around Town

Posted on October 17, 2019

Economic Summit In This Week’s Around Town

The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit is being held for two days in Nanaimo, next week. The two-day event provides opportunities for businesses and stakeholders to work together on solutions to overcome common challenges and to collaborate on projects with potential for positive long-term regional impact.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 16, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Cumberland: Coal Valley Estates is proposing to add 500 multi-units and 100 single-family lots to the west side of the village. 
  • Port Alberni: Arrowview Hotel owner plans to build a condo on the old hotel site.  
  • Powell River: A 2.4 acre 100+ potential residential development near the Powell River hospital is for sale. 
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VIREB September Market Update in Around Town

Posted on October 10, 2019

VIREB September Market Update in Around Town

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) September Statistics, 345 single-family (SF) homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 413 the previous month and 347 in September 2018.  

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 9, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Tofino: Construction on the $55 million Liquid Waste Management System could begin next year.
  • Cumberland: New owners of the United Church are proposing a $4 million four-storey addition. 
  • Courtenay: The Glacier View Lodge Society is looking into options for affordable housing on its 42-acre property. 
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Apartments under construction in Around Town

Posted on October 3, 2019

Apartments under construction in Around Town

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released it’s second-quarter ‘under construction’ statistics.  While single-family homes construction remains fairly constant from last year, apartments under construction are increasing dramatically in the Comox Valley and Parksville.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 2, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Campbell River: Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island announces plans for a 10 bedroom facility.
  • Comox: A development permit application has been submitted for a three-building 232 unit project.
  • Courtenay: A trade contractors tender has been released for extensive renovations to the Lake Trail School.
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Campbell River’s new development engineer in Around Town

Posted on September 26, 2019

Campbell River’s new development engineer in Around Town

There’s new support on the way for development in Campbell River. City Council has approved a new community development engineer position to streamline the review of development applications – and to help keep up with anticipated future demand.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 25, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox Valley Regional District: Construction on $126 million Water Treatment Plant to begin soon. 
  • Courtenay: A development permit for a $55 million senior’s housing has been approved.
  • Campbell River: Registration for 30 unit patio and single family development expected soon.
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Managing Strata Renewal Projects in Around Town

Posted on September 19, 2019

Managing Strata Renewal Projects in Around Town

The Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA) is presenting an educational seminar for strata owners, council members, and property managers to manage new and older properties.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 18, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Alberni-Clayoquot: The district is considering preventing cement-based buildings for cannabis production.
  • Courtenay: Two new commercial/retail buildings for the Crown Island Shopping Centre. 
  • Powell River: The city seeks direction for park infrastructure over next fifteen years.
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