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Editor’s Note: December 5, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 6, 2018

Editor’s Note: December 5, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue

  • CFB Comox Hangar 7 project will consist of multi-trade work packages.
  • North Island Seniors Housing Foundation hoping to move forward with Housing Complex in Port Hardy.
  • North Island College Campbell River has released tender for interior work on Building 400.

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Around Town: Asbestos – the hidden health risk of home renovations

Posted on December 5, 2018

Around Town: Asbestos – the hidden health risk of home renovations

By Al Johnson
A survey conducted earlier this year by a Canadian bank found that nearly 40 per cent of B.C. homeowners were planning on renovating their homes. And while that’s great news for the construction industry, it’s important to be aware of the health dangers that asbestos-containing building materials in older homes pose to contractors and their crew. (more…)

Around Town: Campbell River Building Inspectors

Posted on November 29, 2018

Around Town: Campbell River Building Inspectors

During pre-budget business case presentations on November 20, Campbell River City Council approved an additional building inspector position.

“Campbell River is still seeing high levels of construction with hundreds of new dwellings built in the past year.” says city manager Deborah Sargent. “Our development services department has been struggling to keep up with demand, partly because we’re down to one building inspector, but primarily due to increasing demand for service.” (more…)

Editor’s Note November 28, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 28, 2018

Editor’s Note November 28, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Courtenay approves development permit application for a 79 unit rental apartment building.
  • Campbell River receives rezoning application for a 51 unit apartment building.
  • BC Housing Releases tender for a new multi-storey residential development in Powell River.

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Around Town: Impairment in the workplace

Posted on November 22, 2018

Around Town: Impairment in the workplace

WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign and guide to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace. Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in BC, but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use.

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Editor’s Note November 21, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 21, 2018

Editor’s Note November 21, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Hornby Island receives $2.6 million for townhouse and duplex project
  • Pacific Rim National Park trail receives addition $17 million in funding
  • Registration for Jubilee Heights in Campbell River expected in 2018

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Around Town: Labour Market leads to limited Economic Growth

Posted on November 15, 2018

Around Town: Labour Market leads to limited Economic Growth

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance has released a report anticipating limited economic growth due to a tight labour market.

The State of the Island Economic Report recently released at the annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit anticipates limited economic growth in 2019 due in part to a tight labour market. The report is an unbiased view of the island’s economy compiled by accounting firm Myers Norris Penny. A competitive labour scene is expected to limit the ability of Vancouver Island businesses to significantly expand in the near term.

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Editor’s Note November 14, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 14, 2018

Editor’s Note November 14, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Zoning for 79-unit apartment on Braidwood in Courtenay approved
  • Construction of Built Green solar-ready homes in Powell River continues
  • Ten new and previously published tenders (more…)

Around Town: VIREB October Market Update

Posted on November 8, 2018

Around Town: VIREB October Market Update

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) October Statistics, sales of single-family homes from Duncan to Port Hardy were down 16 per cent from October 2017 and up 11 per cent from September 2018. Multiple offers have slowed, and buyers are taking more of a wait-and-see approach. (more…)

Editor’s Note November 7, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 7, 2018

Editor’s Note November 7, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Port Hardy Multiplex project issues 33 trade tender packages
  • Proposed purpose built apartments with 94 units in Courtenay
  • Kwispaa LNG submits project description to Environmental Assessment Agencies

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