Buy-More Save-More at Budget Blinds This Month

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

This month, the more you buy, the more you’ll save with Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island, with up to  45% off Signature Series blinds this March.

The Signature Series collection, exclusive to Budget Blinds, is updated with new styles almost every year. Budget Blinds designers can provide a free in-home consultation to guide you through the latest choices and ensure you receive beautiful, on-trend window treatments that suit your style.

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Vancouver Island Housing Prices and Starts Soared in 2017

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Building Links has recently tabulated the year-to-date construction statistics for the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas for 2017. Construction values in all areas total $217 million, up by $11 million from 2016 to 2017.

Single-family home construction is also up slightly in Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River (6 per cent to 13 per cent) with Cumberland showing the biggest increase of 120 per cent and the CVRD coming in with an increase of 19 per cent.

Secondary suite and carriage home construction has increased significantly by 159 per cent from 2016 to 2017.

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Update Your Home’s Interior With New Shades From Budget Blinds of Northern Vancouver Island

Posted on Feb 10, 2018

Home decorating trends are always changing and can be tough to keep up with. A quick way to change up the style in your home is with new window covering and the designers at Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island can ensure that your window treatments reflect the latest styles.

Window coverings come in an endless variety of options, so help from a professional can ensure that your choices suite your home, lifestyle and decor.

Budget Blinds has adapted to changing styles by offering classic designs, current trends and up-and-coming products. Some trends their designers are seeing for 2018 include drapery side panels that accent other window treatments, and dual shades.

Window panels easily bring a splash of life to a quiet room. Available in a vast selection of colors, patterns, and prints, window panels express your individual style and make a personal statement in any room.

Dual sheer shades offer the privacy benefits of a window shade with the softening view of a sheer. When the vanes are open, the two layers of soft knitted fabric sheers maintain a level of privacy at all times, while allowing diffused natural light to enter the room.

To learn more about what trends will best suit your home and lifestyle, contact Budget Blinds of The Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island  at 250.338.8564 today. Request a free in-home consultation online today.


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New Year’s Specials on Solar and Cellular Shades at Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Posted on Jan 27, 2018

Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island is offering a buy-one-get-one-free special on their Enlightened-Style Roller/Solar and Cellular Shades for the month of January 2018 only! These window coverings are among the most popular that Budget Blinds offers, because of their energy efficiency and variety of fabrics.

Solar and Cellular Shades are excellent at blocking sunlight to cool homes in the summer, and insulating windows to keep heat in in the winter.

Solar Shades  serve to gently filter and diffuse light to create just the right ambience, block UV rays, and reduce room temperatures. They come in a wide range of styles and openness levels.

Cellular Shades come in three popular cell sizes, each of which offer varying degrees of insulation from the heat, cold and sound, enhancing your home’s energy efficiency. Light control options including sheer, light filtering, room darkening, and blackout fabrics provide you with various levels of privacy.

Cellular shades are also an excellent option for any unusually shaped windows. And you can add motorization to open and close those hard to reach blinds.

Contact Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island today at 250.338.8564 to learn more about solar or cellular window shades. Budget Blinds’ Style Consultants are available in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding areas and can design, measure, order and install your cellular shades for you so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the view! Request a free in-home consultation today.

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Updates from Building Links in the December 2017 Edition of Business Vancouver Island

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

In the Comox Valley, the upgrade to the Comox Valley Regional District water system is one of the largest water projects on the agenda for BC, as part of a province-wide effort to bring all drinking water systems to current standards.

While the provincial Ministry of Health sets drinking water quality policies, each regional health authority works with communities to achieve those objectives.

The current treatment project design will feature a filtration plant combined with chlorination. The construction project is expected to cost $110 million and will include five major pieces of
1. A new deep-water intake in Comox Lake built a kilometre off shore and 30 metres below low-lake level;

2. A new raw water pump station on the shore of the lake;

3. A 2.5-kilometre pipe that will transport the water uphill to the site of the new water treatment plant;

4. A new filtration plant building, including offices for water treatment staff;

5. A five-kilometre pipeline to deliver treated water to the base of the BC Hydro penstock, connecting with the existing system.

The Comox Valley is the only community of its size in BC that does not have a secondary form of treatment. A new system will
bring the Comox Valley water system in line with other communities across BC.

Construction of the new water treatment plant is scheduled to begin in 2019 and be fully operational by 2021.


Medical cannabis producer Santè Veritas Therapeutics is currently in talks with City of Powell River and Catalyst Paper Corporation for expansion as it continues to convert a building on Ash Avenue into a medical-marijuana growing facility.

Santè Veritas has indicated it will exercise its option to purchase the former mill administration building that is currently being
renovated, and has approached the city to buy additional prop- erty for construction of another 50,000-square-foot building.

The company has also approached Catalyst about purchasing additional surplus land.

Santè Veritas signed a memorandum of understanding with the city in 2013 that included provisions for the company to lease the former Catalyst administration building. The company is spending between $6 and $7 million on the building’s conversion which is expected to be completed in January, 2018. The company is planning a public information session in December so the community can learn more about its plans.

Health Canada is expected to provide the license as soon as February, 2018. This project is expected to create up 50 to jobs
at the facility.

Clarice Coty is the editor of Building Links. Contact:
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Tour Phase II of Hampton Gate in Crown Isle and Select Your Lot and Homes By Crown Isle Design Today

Posted on Dec 8, 2017

Are you looking for a home with a golf course view? Homes by Crown Isle has new homes and lots available in Phase II of Hampton Gate, which feature golf course frontage and/or golf course views. With Phase I now built out, construction has started on eight new homes in Phase II with several more to begin shortly in this sought after neighbourhood.

Hampton Gate is Crown Isle’s only gated subdivision for single family homes. Tucked away in a private cul-de-sac off of Crown Isle Drive, living here will give you a relaxed sense of calm with many of the homes backing onto Lake 16 or the golf course.

Homes by Crown Isle is the perfect choice for a builder to build your new Crown Isle home. Now is the time to contact them to select one of the eight remaining lots in Phase II. Contact the premier builder in Crown Isle: Crown Isle Homes.

For more information:

Contact: Jayson Welsh,                               
Vice President of Construction

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