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Pat McKenna leaving Habitat Vancouver Island North in Around Town

Posted on June 17, 2021

Pat McKenna leaving Habitat Vancouver Island North in Around Town

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Some of you may know Pat McKenna from his tenure working in the construction industry before taking on the position of executive director at the Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN). He has been at the helm of that organization for the past six years.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 16, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: 10 more units proposed for a previously build strata development in Crown Isle.   
  • Campbell River: A 24 unit condominium building proposed for the Island Highway.
  • Tenders: 11 new tenders issued in the past week.
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New Home Registry Report In Around Town

Posted on June 10, 2021

New Home Registry Report  In Around Town

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According to the January to April 2021 BC Housing New Home Registry statistics for Alberni-Clayoquot to North Island and Powell River, the number of newly registered homes (SF) and multi-units (MU) has increased to 551, vs 475 in 2020, and 380 in 2019.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 9, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Ucluelet: 112 units on a 12.7 acre lot proposed on Marine Drive. 
  • Comox Valley: Funding approved for two affordable housing projects with a total of 92 units. 
  • Campbell River: Approvals moving forward for a new five-storey, 70 unit building.
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New mortgage stress test in Around Town

Posted on June 3, 2021

New mortgage stress test in Around Town

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Starting June 1, Canadian homebuyers will face tougher mortgage stress test rules that will decrease the buying power of most borrowers. The new stress test increased the previous 4.79 per cent qualifing rate to 5.25 percent.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on June 2, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: Council has given first and second reading to a Zoning Amendment Bylaw for a new five storey, 60 unit building. 
  • Courtenay: Paving work is underway Crown Isle’s newest subdivision with 54 single-family lots.
  • Tofino: Construction of a 14 unit affordable rental complex is underway. 
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Province takes over Home Owner Grant Applications in Around Town

Posted on May 27, 2021

Province takes over Home Owner Grant Applications in Around Town

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Residents in municipalities no longer apply for the home owner grant through their municipality. Applications are now processed online or by phone directly through the province.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on May 26, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Kinetic has been chosen to build the new Marine Services Building.
  • Courtenay: Sub Contractors required for new 24-unit residential and 7-unit commercial building.
  • Port Alberni: OCP amendment approved for a new Aboriginal Mothers Centre.
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BC Construction Association releases survey in Around Town

Posted on May 20, 2021

BC Construction Association releases survey in Around Town

According to an industry wide survey released in April 2021, BC’s construction industry continues to be the number one employer in BC’s goods sector, with more than 219,500 people relying directly on construction for a paycheque.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on May 19, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: A tender has been released for multiple Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations at CFB Comox. 
  • Courtenay: A DP has been submitted for the first building in a 104 unit multi-residential development. 
  • Port Alberni: Approvals are proceeding for a 5-storey, 102 unit seniors home. 
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