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Retire in Comox in Around Town

Posted on February 13, 2020

Retire in Comox in Around Town

According to the Western Investor magazine, three of the top five retirement towns in BC are on Vancouver Island. One of those towns is Comox.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 12, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox: A public hearing date has been set for a four building, 208 unit rental and condo project.
  • Courtenay: WestUrban Developments is moving forward with building permit applications for 40 townhomes and 140 rental units.  
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District: Plans to extend Ucluelet’s Multi Use Path
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VIREB January Market Update In Around Town

Posted on February 6, 2020

VIREB January Market Update In Around Town

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) January Statistics, 174 single-family (SF) homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 235 the previous month and 208 in January 2019. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 5, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • City of Courtenay: A new 151 unit multi-residential development is being proposed for Mission Road.
  • City of Port Alberni: Westcoast Native Health Care Society is seeking approval for a new 39 unit, five-storey building.
  • Strathcona Regional District: Brown’s Bay Resort is proceeding with a 45-lot subdivision. 
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Step Code is coming to Courtenay in Around Town

Posted on January 30, 2020

Step Code is coming to Courtenay in Around Town

The City of Courtenay has approved the BC Energy Step Code as part of the changes to the City’s Building Bylaw anticipated in early 2020. Staff at the Town of Comox and the City of Courtenay are proposing a coordinated approach that would see both municipalities implementing the Energy Step Code with similar schedules.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 29, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Courtenay: Construction of senior’s care facility expected to begin this spring.
  • Campbell River: Approvals moving forward for a four-storey, 40 unit BC Housing project. 
  • Tofino: 90 units of affordable housing proceeding with construction of 14 units this year. 
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2019 Comox Valley and Campbell River building permit statistics in Around Town

Posted on January 23, 2020

2019 Comox Valley and Campbell River building permit statistics in Around Town

Compared to 2018, the 2019 year to date building permit values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River have increased from $290 to $301 million. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 22, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • City of Courtenay: Plans are underway for a new 93 unit hotel. 
  • Alberni Valley: A 57,000 sq.ft. medical marijuana facility has ALC approval. 
  • 2019 building permit statistics
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Glacier View Planning Study Open House Invitation In Around Town

Posted on January 16, 2020

Glacier View Planning Study Open House Invitation In Around Town

The Glacier View Lodge Planning Study Open House is an event intended to help plan for the future of the Glacier View Lodge Property, located off of Back Road in Courtenay. This first public meeting is for the public to learn more about the study, the 42-acre property and to offer input on the vision for how the Glacier View Lodge property can better serve the community.

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Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on January 15, 2020

Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox Valley: $28 million North Island College Student Housing schematic design near completion.
  • Quadra Island: District seeking funding for Quathiaski Cove Wastewater Treatment Facility. 
  • Campbell River: Rezoning application submitted for 4 large residential lots or a possible 75+ unit multi-residential project.
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