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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 28, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Bowser: Approvals moving forward for a 22 unit housing project.
  • Courtenay: New subdivision proposed with 29 lots in Phase 1.
  • Campbell River: Public hearings rescheduled for two subdivisions, over 180 acres. 
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Cumberland streamlining process for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Around Town

Posted on September 22, 2022

Cumberland streamlining process for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The Village is working towards simplifying the process to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and has created a draft How-To Guide for homeowners and contractors.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 21, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: $15 million in Building Permits issued for a 93 unit development.
  • Ucluelet: Reconstruction of the Amphitrite house will begin this Fall.
  • Fanny Bay: Development Permit approved for a new 51 site campground.
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BC’s Mass Timber Demonstration Program in Around Town

Posted on September 15, 2022

BC’s Mass Timber Demonstration Program in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

In 2020, Canada’s National Building Code was updated to permit buildings up to 12 stories to be built using wood and mass timber construction.  Expressions of Interest are being accepted for the 3rd intake of the Mass Timber Demonstration Program (MTDP).

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 14, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: Expressions of Interest for developing 43 acres of waterfront.
  • Cumberland: New proposal to the old Cumberland Hotel property.
  • Powell River: New 23 unit condo building now under construction.
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Calmer Market Conditions In Around Town

Posted on September 8, 2022

Calmer Market Conditions In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Last month, active listings in the VIREB areas continued to increase with single-family homes jumping to 1,368 compared to 891 in August 2021. Condo listings hit 332, up from 164. Row/townhouses listings increased to 280, compared to 109 one year ago.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 7, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Approvals proceeding for 71 mixed residential units.
  • Courtenay: 28 mini homes for the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community.
  • Powell River: Rezoning proceeding for a 42 unit subdivision..
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Incentives for hiring 1st Year Apprentices In Around Town

Posted on September 1, 2022

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) has received over $21M in funding from the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service to enable small and medium sized employers in BC’s construction industry to hire and register first-year apprentices.  This announcement means that BC construction industry employers can receive financial incentives for registering new or existing employees as first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal Trades.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 31, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Tofino: New Wastewater Treatment Plant is approved to begin this Fall.  
  • Courtenay: Rezoning approved for 46 units near Arden Road.  
  • Campbell River: Three DP applications for multi-storey buildings. 
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Four months for Building Permits in the Comox Valley Regional District in Around Town

Posted on August 25, 2022

Four months for Building Permits in the Comox Valley Regional District in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Due to high volume and reduced staffing levels, review of building permit applications is taking up to four months within the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Electoral Areas A,B, and C.

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