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Free online Digital Growth Bootcamp In Around Town

Posted on January 14, 2021

Free online Digital Growth Bootcamp In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The City of Campbell River Economic Development Department has teamed up with Spring Activator to offer local business owners a free spot in a live, online Digital Growth Bootcamp, on Wednesday, January 20 from 11 am to 2:15 pm.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 13, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Approvals proceeding for 30 unit commercial-residential development.
  • Powell River: Eight new townhomes under construction.
  • Comox: Multimillion-dollar Request for Proposals to address fire fighting contaminants at CFB Comox. 
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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 6, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay – Site work underway for Crown Isle’s newest subdivision.
  • Cumberland – Building permit issued for four storey residential/commercial building. 
  • Tofino – Contract negotiations underway for estimated $50 million Waste Water Treatment Plant.
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Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

Posted on December 17, 2020

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

It is traditional for us at this time of year to thank the staff in all of the municipal offices for their assistance in providing us with timely and pertinent information throughout the year. We also extend our appreciation to the consultants, architects, engineers, realtors, contractors, project managers, builders and developers who share up-to-date information on the projects that we report on.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 16, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River:  First and Second readings approved for two projects with the potential for over 200 residential lots. 
  • Tofino: First phase of a 72-unit affordable housing is expected to begin in the Spring.
  • 2021 Calendar: The Building Links desk calendar available online for printing.  
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VIREB November market update in Around Town

Posted on December 10, 2020

VIREB November market update in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) November statistics, a total of 422 single-family detached properties (excluding acreage and waterfront) sold on the MLS® System compared to 318 the previous year.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 9, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay:  Proposed 48 unit multi residential development on Crown Isle Drive. 
  • Campbell River: Proposed four storey, 49 unit apartment building on Peterson Road. 
  • Port Alberni: RFP released for LED lighting upgrades at the Multiplex.
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Island-wide Q3 building permits rebound in Around Town

Posted on December 3, 2020

Island-wide Q3 building permits rebound in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

According to the Vancouver Island Construction Association Q3 report on construction activity, the total value of building permits issued during the third quarter of 2020 rebounded to $681.6 million, or 40 per cent above the second quarter of 2020.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 2, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: December public hearings for a 30 unit residential/commercial condo and a 137 unit rental project.
  • Campbell River: Rezoning application submitted for a five storey, 70 unit rental building. 
  • Hornby Island: DP approved for 15 residential units and a new building for the Thatch Pub.
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Mandatory masks in workplaces in Around Town

Posted on November 26, 2020

Mandatory masks in workplaces in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

On November 19, the provincial health officer announced new orders requiring everyone in all indoor public and retail settings and workplaces to wear a mask.

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