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New BC Codes in Around Town

Posted on January 18, 2024

New BC Codes in Around Town

The new BC Codes take effect on March 8 2024, except for adaptable dwellings and earthquake changes which take effect in 2025. These codes will apply to building permits applied for on or after that date. Permits in place before March 8 will generally not be affected by the changes. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 17, 2024

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this week’s Building Links:

  • Ucluelet: New Medical Building
  • Comox Valley: Open houses for the Sewer Extension South Project
  • Powell River: Potential development of 250 acres 
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Campbell River Development Servicing Bylaw Update in Around Town

Posted on January 11, 2024

Campbell River Development Servicing Bylaw Update in Around Town

The City and Urban Systems are updating Campbell River’s Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw with a heightened reliance on the Master Municipal Construction Documents. The MMCD provide standard design guidelines, construction specifications and standards for general municipal infrastructure. City of Campbell River specific supplements to the MMCD will be included in the new bylaw.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on January 10, 2024

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
  • Port Alberni: Feasibility study to proceed with the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Hall renovations.
  • Tofino:  Repurpose industrial buildings for 12 rental units.
  • Mount Washington: New subdivision with 60 homes.
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Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season

Posted on December 21, 2023

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

It is traditional at this time of year for us to thank the staff in municipal offices for their assistance in providing us with timely and pertinent information throughout the year.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 20, 2023

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: Development partner chosen for the Somass Lands
  • Powell River: 40 unit Apartment Building 
  • Comox 19 Wing: Proposed three bay Aircraft Maintenance Hanger
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WorkSafeBC asbestos certification in Around Town

Posted on December 14, 2023

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

WorkSafeBC is instituting compulsory training and licensing for asbestos abatement activities. Effective January 1, 2024, abatement contractors are required to obtain licenses and all individuals must undergo mandatory training and certification to ensure compliance with safety standards.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 13, 2023

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox Valley Regional District: over $4 million in funding allocated for eight project 
  • Comox: Proposed Marina upgrades in excess of $1 million
  • Powell River: 23 city owned properties for potential housing developments 
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Real Estate Market Update In Around Town

Posted on December 7, 2023

Real Estate Market Update In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Last month, 236 single-family homes sold in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area, down two per cent from last November and down three per cent from October 2023. Sales of condos came in at 56 units, increasing by four per cent from 2023. In the row/townhouse category, 50 units sold, up by nine per cent from 2023.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on December 6, 2023

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Ucluelet: 350 units proposed on 34 acres
  • Comox Valley Regional District:  Secondary Residential Unit Building Plans Incentive program
  • Comox: 56 single family lots
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