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BC New Home Construction Increases in Around Town

Posted on September 16, 2021

BC New Home Construction Increases in Around Town

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Registered new homes data are a leading indicator of housing and economic activity in British Columbia. The publication BC’s New Homes Register Report provides information on registered new homes by building type, size and location.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 15, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • West Coast: Tenders for the $30.7 million Bamfield Road Upgrades are expected to be released early 2022.
  • Courtenay: Council has postponed approvals for a 247 unit rental development.
  • Campbell River: Increased cost of steel impacting the Regional Organics Composting Facility.
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Increasing Housing Supply is Key to Affordability in Around Town

Posted on September 9, 2021

Increasing Housing Supply is Key to Affordability in Around Town

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According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) August Statistics and Media Release, active listings of single-family homes and row/townhouses are 50 per cent lower than in August 2020, while VIREB’s inventory of condo apartments dropped by 61 per cent year over year.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 8, 2021

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Cumberland: Construction for a new childcare centre is expected to begin in early 2022.  
  • Port Alberni: The hospital is expanding with a $4 million renovation. 
  • Campbell River: Potential addition of leasable lands near the Airport. 
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Local Rotary Club Fundraisers in Around Town

Posted on September 2, 2021

Local Rotary Club Fundraisers in Around Town

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Last week, Building Links highlighted the Rotary Club of the Comox Valley’s 50/50 draw fundraiser. The Rotary Clubs for Campbell River and Powell River are also currently running community fundraisers.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 1, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: San Group is proposing a 73-acre, 3000-unit residential development.
  • Powell River: A new 28-lot rural residential bare land strata subdivision has been proposed.
  • Courtenay: City staff are reviewing an application for 34 new townhouses.
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RAMP IT UP! Rotary Club of the Comox Valley 50 / 50 Fundraiser Tickets in Around Town

Posted on August 26, 2021

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The Rotary Club of the Comox Valley (CVRC) is raising funds to help children in the Comox Valley. The club will be holding a 50/50 draw on September 4 and tickets are selling for $20 each. The lucky winner could walk away with as much as $10,000! Only 1,000 tickets will be sold so the chances are good you could win big!

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 25, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: A 67 unit Manufactured Home Park is proposed for the north side of the city. 
  • Ucluelet: $7 million in funding received for the District’s Water Treatment System Upgrades.
  • Port Alberni: The City has purchased 43-acre to revitalize the downtown area.
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Mass Timber Demonstration Funding in Around Town

Posted on August 19, 2021

Mass Timber Demonstration Funding in Around Town

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Following an initial investment of $4.2 million in the spring of 2021, the Province is investing an additional $2 million to accelerate the use of mass timber. Through the Mass Timber Demonstration Program, a BC for-profit developer can apply for up to $500,000 (max.10%) of a project’s eligible incremental costs.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 18, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Six three level duplexes and one single family home proposed for a new development.
  • Campbell River: Development Permit approved for a five-storey 24 unit luxury condominium project. 
  • Port Alberni: Development Permit approved for a new mini storage business. 
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