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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 10, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay:  A new five storey, 41 unit condo building proposed near Walmart.
  • Campbell River: Development permit approved for 26 luxury condo units beside Fisherman’s Wharf. 
  • Port Alberni: Organizers reviewing funding sources for new $25 million Nuu-chah-nulth Cultural Centre.
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VIREB February Market Update In Around Town

Posted on March 4, 2021

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) February Statistics, 417 single-family detached properties (excluding acreage and waterfront) sold on the MLS® System, a year-over-year increase of 56 per cent. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 3, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: Rezoning application submitted for a  60 unit rental building in Willow Point.
  • Comox:  A new $1 million Marine Building Project will provide commercial and retail space at the Comox Marina. 
  • North Island:  Construction for a new day lodge at Mount Cain is expected to start at the end of the ski season. 
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Donate Construction Material to Habitat for Humanity in Around Town

Posted on February 25, 2021

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The Habitat for Humanity ReStores continue to accept quality new and used construction materials, housewares, furniture, and other miscellaneous items. Both the Courtenay and Campbell River stores are open. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 24, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Lots expected soon for a mixed residential phased development. 
  • Cumberland:  Three lot subdivision proposed for Nelson Roofing, Edgett Excavating and an industrial building for 11 businesses. 
  • Powell River:  Applications submitted for a co-housing residential development with 36 units. 
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Residential construction supply pricing in Around Town

Posted on February 18, 2021

Residential construction supply pricing in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

According to a February StatsCan report, prices for residential building construction increased at a faster pace in the 4th quarter (+2.9%) than in the 3rd (+2.5%) in 2020. The gain in the fourth quarter was the largest on record. Conversely, non-residential building slowed in the 4th quarter (+0.4%) compared with the 3rd (+0.5%).

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 17, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: A new five storey, 93 room hotel and spa at the Golf and Country Club.
  • Bamfield: The 76-kilometre gravel road will undergo a $30 million upgrade starting in June.
  • Tofino: The District is pursuing a grant to build an $5.37 million emergency response facility.
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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on February 10, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: 7-Eleven proposing redevelopment of Hilchey store. 
  • Comox: Eleven new townhouses and 4 duplex units on Anderton Road. 
  • Courtenay: New single storey multi-tenant commercial building on Cliffe Avenue. 
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New Rebate CleanBC Better Homes Programs in Around Town

Posted on January 28, 2021

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Several local municipalities have increased and expanded their rebate programs for select home-heating and energy-efficiency to support CleanBC Better Homes rebate programs.  

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 27, 2021

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Building Permits issued for new 94-unit multi-family project.
  • Powell River: $76 million Consolidated Wastewater Treatment Plant continues to move forward. 
  • Comox Valley and Campbell River:  Year End Building Permit Statistics increased by 27.9 per cent to $385.6 million. 
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