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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 24, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Ucluelet: Council approved funding for a $21 million water treatment project.
  • Powell River: Council is considering a 60 unit city-owned rental building.
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Planning and Development Job Postings in Around Town

Posted on August 18, 2022

Planning and Development Job Postings in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The Comox Valley Regional District, Comox and Campbell River currently have job postings for various positions related to Planning and Development.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 17, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Highlights In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni:  Construction has started on a 22 unit BC Housing project. 
  • Ucluelet: Wild Pacific Camp proposes eight two storey cabins.
  • Courtenay: Proposed nine unit work-live housing development.
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Active Real Estate Listings Continue to Increase in Around

Posted on August 11, 2022

Active Real Estate Listings Continue to Increase in Around

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Last month, active listings in the VIREB areas continued to increase with single-family homes climbing by 142 per cent from July 2021, condos are up 91 per cent, and townhouses are up 107 per cent.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 10, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Tofino: A three-storey building proposed with commercial and 20 residential.
  • Port Alberni: Construction is underway for a 102-unit building.
  • Port Hardy: A DP approved for 8 residential units.
  • Recall Notice: DeWALT Sliding Compound Miter Saws
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Building Links Second Quarter Building Permit Statistics

Posted on August 4, 2022

Building Links Second Quarter Building Permit Statistics

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The first half of 2022 Building Permit statistics are showing a downward trend in the number of permits issued between the Comox Valley and Campbell River, from 600 in 2021 to 457 in 2022.  The number of residential permits, including renovations, new builds and multi-family have decreased by 30%, while commercial permits have decreased by 17%.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 3, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox Valley: 54 lot subdivision on Mount Washington 
  • Comox: Tenders to be released soon for the Marine Services Building
  • Comox Valley to Campbell River: 2022 Building Permit statistics summary 
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Cumberland Streamlining Densification Process in Around Town

Posted on July 28, 2022

Cumberland Streamlining Densification Process in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The Village of Cumberland is in the process of simplifying the approval process for new developments, specifically for accessory dwelling units (ADU).

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on July 27, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox Valley: BC Transit seeking property for a new publicly owned transit operation facility.
  • Campbell River: 28 lots proposed in Phase 4 near Old Petersen Road. 
  • Courtenay: Approvals moving forward for 20 lots in an intentional affordable neighbourhood.
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VICA Offers Construction 101 Bootcamp in Around Town

Posted on July 21, 2022

VICA Offers Construction 101 Bootcamp in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) will be holding live on-line bootcamps where participants can expect to gain valuable insight into the various industry stakeholders and their roles/responsibilities, construction documents and contracts, risk management, construction law, bidding and tendering, and more!

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