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Around Town: City of Campbell River launches new development handbook

Posted on October 11, 2018

Around Town: City of Campbell River launches new development handbook

To streamline the development permit and approval process, the City of Campbell River has updated an illustrated, easy-to-read handbook for developers preparing applications. (more…)

Editor’s Note October 10, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

Posted on October 10, 2018

Editor’s Note October 10, 2018: Your Weekly North Island Construction News

In a This Week’s Issue:

  • Third Quarter Year-to-Date Construction Statistics
  • Building Links 25th Anniversary Event Thursday October 11th

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Around Town: VIREB September market update

Posted on October 4, 2018

Around Town: VIREB September market update

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) September Statistics, sales of single-family homes in the region (Duncan to Port Hardy) decreased by 32 per cent from September 2017 with Nanaimo down 36%, followed in order by Parksville, Campbell River, the Cowichan Valley, Port Alberni, and the Comox Valley at 21%. (more…)

Editor’s Note October 3, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 3, 2018

Editor’s Note October 3, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Development permit application for apartment building and townhouses near Costco in Crown Isle.
  • Multi-phase residential project planned by the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation in Port Hardy.
  • Join us for Building Links 25th anniversary on Oct 11th

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Around Town: British Columbia Codes 2018

Posted on September 27, 2018

Around Town: British Columbia Codes 2018

Over the summer, the Province adopted the 2018 edition of the British Columbia Building Code, including Book II Plumbing Services. The BC Fire Code is anticipated to be adopted this fall and both codes will be effective December 10.
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Editor’s Note September 26, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 26, 2018

Editor’s Note September 26, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Issue:

  • Kinetic awarded construction management services for Hangar #7 remediation at CFB Comox
  • Proposed 25 unit condominium project in Powell River
  • Strathcona Regional District applies for funding for Northern Area D Water Service project

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Around Town: CMHC releases August 2018 Housing Starts data

Posted on September 20, 2018

Around Town: CMHC releases August 2018 Housing Starts data

Highlights include:

  • Langford continues to pace Greater Victoria in housing construction, as 387 apartments were started in August of 2018
  • A busy summer construction season continued in Courtenay throughout August, driven mainly by heavy activity in the single-detached market
  • Nanaimo saw 139 apartments break ground in August 2018, as double the amount of housing starts were recorded in August 2018 as August 2017

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Editor’s Note September 18, 2018: Building Links Changes Hands!

Posted on September 19, 2018

Editor’s Note September 18, 2018: Building Links Changes Hands!

Building Links has changed hands after 25 years in business!  I have been working with the new owner, Pam Beynonbrown, during the past several months to ensure a smooth transition. It has been my privilege to have you as clients, and to dig up the scoops informing you of the latest construction news over the past 25 years.

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Around Town: VIREB August Market Update

Posted on September 13, 2018

Around Town: VIREB August Market Update

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) August Statistics, sales of single-family homes in the VIREB region (Duncan to Port Hardy) increased by seven per cent from July 2018 and decreased by 14 per cent from August 2017.  (more…)

Editor’s Note September 12, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 12, 2018

Editor’s Note September 12, 2018: Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Issue:

  • Port Alberni awards Wastewater Treatment Plant contract
  • Detailed design proceeding for Strathcona Gardens redevelopment
  • Ten new and previously published tenders (more…)