Shortage of Workers A Growing Concern for BC Construction

Posted on Oct 29, 2018

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCAA) estimates 15,000 construction jobs will go unfilled this year and some subcontractors are hiring foreign illegal workers to deal with the shortage, according to the Oak Bay News. A survey by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC suggests while most companies are preparing for growth, 60 per cent of construction companies report a shortage of qualified workers.

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Take in The Ocean Views from These New Patio Homes at The Gales

Posted on Oct 28, 2018

The Gales, a luxury oceanview development in Ladysmith currently has two new patio homes for sale – Units 18 and 19.  Suite 18 is available for viewing as a show home.

This side-by-side duplex offers two 1,820 sq. ft. homes, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms in a rancher/bungalow-style with attached double garages. The gourmet kitchen is the central hub of the home, with stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, a large central island and plenty of cabinet space. The master bedroom offers a five-piece ensuite, and access to the patio.
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Campbell River Updates its Development Handbook

Posted on Oct 18, 2018

The City of Campbell River has updated an illustrated, easy-to-read handbook for developers preparing applications to help streamline the development permit and approval process.

The City’s development handbook was first created in 2013 to provide a visual interpretation of the City’s development permit guidelines. A comprehensive guide, it details development permit submission requirements, including how Official Community Plan guidelines apply to new commercial and multi-family projects.

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Building Links Releases Third-Quarter Construction Statistics

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Building Links, the North Vancouver Island construction report has released its third quarter, year-to-date construction statistics, which compares the permits and construction values for the first 9 months of 2017 and 2018.

They report that total construction values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River now total $223 million for the year, with a $68 million increase from last year, and an $84 million increase from 2016.

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Automated Blinds are 50% off This October at Budget Blinds

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Bring your home’s automation to the next level with motorized window shades from Budget Blinds of the North Island.

Budget Blinds is dedicated to offering alternatives to make your home safe for you and your family. Enjoy 50% off Signature Series virtual cord blinds this October and make your home safer for children by eliminating loose and dangling cords, while enjoying enhanced privacy and convenience.

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