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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 24, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • The Ocean Front Senior’s Village in Courtenay hopes to begin construction in August. 
  • Brown’s Bay Resort is proceeding with resort expansions to add additional lots.
  • BC Hydro continues to review project upgrades estimated to exceed $300 million.  
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Around Town Vancouver Island leads BC in construction start values

Posted on April 18, 2019

Around Town Vancouver Island leads BC in construction start values

B.C.’s average construction start value for projects over $50 million fell 30.7 per cent to $197 million in 2018 from $284.9 million in 2014, according to data on Business in Vancouver’s list of the biggest B.C. construction starts in 2018.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 17, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

We feature the first quarter construction statistics for 2019 in this week’s issue. There has been an increase of 20% in overall construction values in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas in 2019 compared to 2018. Total construction values for the first quarter of 2019 total $71,624,688 compared to $59,623,110 in 2018. The rise of construction in all categories for Courtenay has been a driving factor for the increase. 

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Around Town Construction Industry Statistics

Posted on April 11, 2019

Around Town Construction Industry Statistics

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) and industry partners launched BC Construction Month with the release of key construction sector statistics and the results of a province-wide survey that highlight the value of the sector to the provincial economy and the key issues facing employers and workers.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 10, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Powell River has issued a $4 million building permit for 34 affordable seniors housing units.
  • Courtenay’s newest development includes a 56-unit apartment building with 40 townhomes.
  • Tofino Council has approved a new 32-unit, three-storey apartment building. 
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Around Town Upper Island Safety Conference

Posted on April 4, 2019

Around Town Upper Island Safety Conference

The 10th Annual Upper Island Safety Conference is open for registration with early bird discounts ending April 13.   This three-day conference (third day optional with post-conference training sessions) takes place in Campbell River at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex on May 27-29

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 3, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Quadra Island’s 158 acre Schellinck-Gowlland Harbour development approved
  • Mixed-use Development proposed near Courtenay Fire Hall
  • Affordable senior’s housing project in Powell River going to tender in May
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Around Town Future of Waste Management in Campbell River

Posted on March 28, 2019

Around Town Future of Waste Management in Campbell River

The closure of the Campbell River Waste Management Centre is anticipated within the next three to five years. An open house will be held to answer questions from 5pm to 7pm on April 2 to provide information to residents about the Campbell River Waste Management Centre closure.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 27, 2019

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In This Week’s Editor’s Note

  • Sixty eight new rental apartments in Campbell River ready for occupancy May 1
  • Development permit application submitted for 20 new rental units in Courtenay
  • Community engagement workshops for Comox Community Centre Master Plan April 8
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New Builders Code addresses worksite conduct

Posted on March 21, 2019

The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) have launched a new program that aims to address B.C.’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. 

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