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Around Town reports on COVID-19 Updates in the Construction Industry

Posted on March 26, 2020

Around Town reports on COVID-19 Updates in the Construction Industry

The BC government has ordered that there be no more than 50 people at any gathering. However, this order does not apply to the construction industry. Construction sites may continue to operate, providing parameters are put in place to keep workers safe. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 25, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Comox Valley: North Island College has submitted a business case for final funding approval on their new $28 million Student Housing project.  
  • Powell River: A development permit for a four building, 22 residential complex has been approved.
  • CFB Comox: Kinetic Construction has tender packages ready to release for the 1st phase of the upgrade of Hangar 7. 
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New Home Registry Report Around Town

Posted on March 19, 2020

New Home Registry Report Around Town

According to the BC Housing New Home Registry statistics for Alberni-Clayoquot to North Island and Powell River, the number of newly registered homes and multi-units from January to December 2018 vs 2019 has increased by 23% (1210 vs 1585 units). Overall, a 31 unit decrease in single-family homes (sf) has been offset by 405 new multi-family units. Multi-family (mu) is described as any attached units, including Duplexes to Condominiums. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 18, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • City of Courtenay: The construction of a $42.5 million 212 senior’s housing and care complex has begun. 
  • Port Alberni Port Authority: A dormant fish processing plant is being transformed into a food and beverage processing facility.
  • The District of Tofino: Seeking a Contract Administrator for the new $55 to $60 million Waste Water Treatment Plant. 
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Campbell River Apprenticeship Employers Forum In Around Town

Posted on March 12, 2020

Campbell River Apprenticeship Employers Forum In Around Town

The North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society and Industry Training Authority are hosting an Employer Forum on March 30.   

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 11, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Port Hardy: The Canadian Coast Guard is moving forward with the development of a 10,800 sq.ft. Logistics Depot. 
  • Courtenay: A development permit has been approved for the new Hyundai dealership near Crown Isle.
  • North Island:  Funding has been announced for roof, heating, and lighting upgrades to 7 schools. 
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Snap, Crackle and…. In Around Town

Posted on March 5, 2020

Has the bubble just popped?  The cyclical property market trend suggests that we have been due for a correction for some time.  Closer to home, after strong sales figures in the single-family market in November and December, sales were off sharply for the month of January.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 4, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Courtenay: A four-storey 32 bachelor unit apartment has been proposed for downtown.
  • Port Alberni: A development variance permit has been approved for a five-storey apartment building with 39 units of senior housing. 
  • Campbell River: The City has released a tender for Hwy 19A Phase 3 – Civil Works. 
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Building Envelope Online Training In Around Town

Posted on February 27, 2020

Building Envelope Online Training In Around Town

BC Housing is hosting a Building Envelope online workshop the morning of Thursday, February 27.  

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 26, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Tofino: Staff are reviewing two zoning admentment applications for over 250 single and multi family units.  
  • Campbell River: The new 44 unit Woodsland patio home development will be accepting pre sale deposits soon.
  • Building Permits: $9.8 million in this week’s issue. 
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