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Qualicum Beach Storage Units Demolition in Around Town

Posted on April 7, 2022

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RDH Building Science has issued a Request for Qualifications for a Storage Units Demolition Project. The Little Qualicum River Village Strata, located at 1773 Country Road, Qualicum Beach, is planning to demolish their 286 storage units.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on April 6, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Port Alberni: Approvals moving forward for 40 units in two, three-storey rental buildings.
  • Comox Valley Regional District: DP approved for Saratoga Beach Resort redevelopment. 
  • Campbell River: DP approved for a 64-unit manufactured home park.
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Cooling-off period for home buyers in Around Town

Posted on March 31, 2022

Cooling-off period for home buyers in Around Town

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According to the province, more than 70 per cent of offers in B.C. over the past year may have been made without conditions.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 30, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Building permit issued for new 156-bed residential care home.
  • Tofino: District proceeding with detailed design for Indoor Recreation Facility.
  • Campbell River: South sanitary sewer upgrades allow for 28-unit strata project to proceed. 
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New Home Registry Report in Around Town

Posted on March 24, 2022

New Home Registry Report in Around Town

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According to the BC Housing New Home Registry statistics for Alberni-Clayoquot to North Island and Powell River, the number of newly registered homes (sf) and multi-units (mu) increased between 2020 and 2021, but is still down from 2019.  In 2021 there were 1473 homes/units built compared to 1285 in 2020 and 1584 in 2019.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 23, 2022

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Oyster Bay: Proposed 165-hectare 34-lot rural subdivision
  • Powell River: Potential annex of 38 acres into the City for 225 mixed units
  • Port Alberni: Zoning bylaw approved for a 22 unit Transition House 
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Women in Construction Trades Program at NIC in Around Town

Posted on March 17, 2022

Women in Construction Trades Program at NIC in Around Town

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The North Island College is offering a tuition free hands-on orientation to various high demand, skilled trades for women. The two week trade sampler is aimed to inspire women interested in pursuing a career in the trades.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 16, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Tofino: Proposed June construction start for new $77.55 million wastewater treatment plant.
  • Courtenay: Design Build tender issued for the North Island College’s Student Housing Project.
  • Campbell River: $13 million building permit issued for a new 70 unit apartment building.
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Additional inventory offers little relief for buyers in Around Town

Posted on March 10, 2022

Additional inventory offers little relief for buyers in Around Town

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As expected, active listings in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area have increased from January, but are lower than February 2021, continuing the trend of historically low listings.  VIREB’s active listings for single-family homes were 12 per cent lower than February 2021, and inventory of condo apartments and row/townhouses dropped by 31 and 27 per cent. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on March 9, 2022

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Ucluelet: Moving forward with a $20.7 million water treatment plant upgrade
  • Comox Valley Regional District: A new 54 unit campground proposed for Fanny Bay. 
  • Powell River: Changes to the OCP proposed to carriage homes and new infill development projects. 
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