25 Years of Golf at Crown Isle Means a Celebration

Posted on Jul 17, 2018

In 1993, Crown Isle officially opened its 18 Hole Championship Golf course, the centerpiece to what has become one of Western Canada’s premier golf resort communities. Join them to celebrate this milestone on July 27 and 28.

Golf events include a rollback of prices to the original 1993 rates on Friday, July 27,  and a Par 3 Hole-in-One Bonanza where golfers can try for the big prizes on Saturday, July 28. Parties will be held at the clubhouse both nights as well.

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Home Sales Are Down, But Prices Are Up on Vancouver Island

Posted on Jul 13, 2018

Housing demand has decreased in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area, which ranges from Duncan to Port Hardy, in the first half of 2018. Despite lower sales to date, lack of inventory continues to tilt the market in favour of sellers and move prices up.

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Low Unemployment in Construction Sector in Vancouver Island Driving Wage Increases

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the unemployment rate in BC is the lowest in Canada, with the construction industry dealing with one of highest vacancy rates. The 5.8 per cent unemployment rate from February ties for the lowest nationwide rate seen in Canada since 1976, a sign that the country’s economy has been firing on all cylinders.

CFIB also reported that businesses experiencing labour shortages plan to raise employee pay by 2.8 per cent, versus 2.3 per cent for businesses not seeing labour shortages.

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Construction Underway Again at RiversEdge in Courtenay

Posted on Jun 20, 2018

Construction is now underway in Phase 4 of The Ridge at RiversEdge, a quiet real estate development by the Puntledge River in Courtenay, BC. Two new bungalow/rancher style homes will be 1,600 and 1,900 square feet in size and are on set on large lots. These single-storey homes are expected to be completed in late summer of 2018.

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