Building Links 2013, Issue #12

March 27, 2013

Editor’s Note

A building permit was issued this week in the amount of $1,254,000 for the construction of a two level 3,500 square foot building which will include a convenience store, a food service facility, and offices. It will also include a four-lane PetroCan gas bar. Construction is expected to be underway in the next week or two.

The City of Campbell River has issued a tender for the Norm Wood Environmental Centre Upgrade Phase 1. The project will include will include new earthworks, site grading and roads, electrical, site piping, demolition and removal of existing structures, pipework and electrical works.  A Mandatory Site Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the City of Campbell River Norm Wood Environmental Centre at 4000 Island Highway. See our tender section for more information.

The $8.5-million ‘Namgis Closed Containment Salmon Farm, on reserve land south of Port McNeill is now completed and is the first commercial-scale closed-containment farm in Canada and one of the first in the world. Thousands of salmon smolts were placed into the closed pens at a land-based fish farm this past week. The aim is to prove it is economically viable to raise commercial numbers of Atlantic salmon in tanks on land.

The spirit of Easter is all about hope, love and joyful living, Happy Easter to you and your families from all of us at Building Links.

Vancouver Island Construction Association Courses in Courtenay & Nanaimo

Upcoming Education Courses and Workshops –  Members and Non-Members are invited to attend these workshops
Nanaimo Location, #5 – 1850 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC BidCentral for Beginners April 3, 2013, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Bonding Workshop – April 10, 2013, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Industrial/Commercial Fall Protection – April 15, 2013, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Understanding Builders Lien Act – May 1, 2013, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Introduction to Blue Printing – May 24, 2013, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Courtenay  – Board Room at Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal Bonding Workshop, April 10, 2013, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For further information please go to or contact the Education Manager at or call (250) 388-6471.