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John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrades In Around Town

Posted on June 30, 2022

John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrades In Around Town

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BC Hydro has announced the companies that have submitted civil work bids for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 29, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: July 6 public hearing for Development Permit Areas Steep Slopes
  • Cumberland: Tenders released for trade contractors for the Child Care Centre.
  • Courtenay: A new 4.6 hectare public park and trails proposed close to downtown.
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Inventory needs to triple to balance real estate market in Around Town

Posted on June 23, 2022

Inventory needs to triple to balance real estate market in Around Town

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association has released its quarterly Economics Housing Forecast report. The report identifies the economic factors affecting British Columbia and its housing markets.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 22, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: The North Island College’s 200 unit Student Housing Project is proceeding.  
  • Comox: A five building industrial development is proposed near the airport.
  • Campbell River: The School District is proposing seven new child care facilities. 
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Courtenay’s Official Community Plan Public Hearing In Around Town

Posted on June 16, 2022

Courtenay’s Official Community Plan Public Hearing In Around Town

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Courtenay City Council is requesting feedback on Courtenay’s Official Community Plan Bylaw and several Zoning Amendment Bylaws. Those additional Bylaws consist of several changes including allowing secondary suites in 15 zones and adding bike parking and reducing vehicular parking for multi residential.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 15, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Tofino: Rezoning moving forward for a 20-unit multi-family housing project.
  • Powell River: Construction underway for a 12 unit multi-family ocean view condominium building.
  • Courtenay: Approvals proceeding for a 247-unit apartment development. 
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Vancouver Island Active Listings Increase in Around Town

Posted on June 9, 2022

Vancouver Island Active Listings Increase in Around Town

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For the second month in a row, active listings in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board areas (VIREB) are up and the number of units selling are down from the same months in 2021. Prices continue to increase.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 8, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: Construction is underway for a five-storey 102-unit apartment building.
  • Courtenay: Official Community Plan public hearing on June 20.
  • Campbell River:  Jubilee Heights 43 residential lots coming soon. 
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Home Buyer Protection Period in Around Town

Posted on June 2, 2022

Home Buyer Protection Period in Around Town

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The BC Financial Services Authority delivered its report report, “Enhancing Consumer Protection in B.C.’s Real Estate Market” to the Ministry of Finance last week. New real estate legislation to protect home buyers may be in place as early as this summer.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 1, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: A new 6 storey, 54 unit apartment building proposed.  
  • Courtenay: New Official Community Plan and several bylaws affecting development have received first and second reading.  
  • Campbell River: BC Hydro is working towards a 2025 construction start date on the Strathcona Dam Water Discharge Upgrade Project.
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