Andrew Duffy

Federal government offers $21M for construction apprentice training

The $21-million grant, announced Wednesday in Victoria, will be paid directly to contractors

First Nations officially take over B.C. Hydro lands in Rock Bay

"This means so much to our people," said Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas, "to be able to share in the economic benefits of this land is going to be a beautiful thing for both nations"

B.C. Ferries posts $34M profit, thanks to pandemic relief funding

Without government relief funding, B.C. Ferries would have recorded a loss

Victoria bylaw makes builders pay for not salvaging demolition material

New rules will add thousands of dollars to demolition cost, says industry spokesman

Rising mortgage rates cooling homes sales, but not prices

The average five-year fixed mortgage rate reached 4.49 per cent in June, the highest since 2009

Amendments introduced to pave way for real estate cooling-off period

The proposed cooling-off period would give buyers a limited amount of time to consider their offers, ensure financing, obtain a home inspection and cancel a purchase

Hot B.C. housing market adds billion-dollar budget boost

Yet new provincial budget offers relatively little in new funding for affordable housing

Province to play the big spender as B.C. economy recovers

In its latest budget, the B.C. government has earmarked billions for infrastructure upgrades, health care, climate change, childcare and housing

Why a Victoria beverage company is covering soda cans with beer labels

Phillips Brewing has faced a can shortage, which has become worse amid supply-chain problems during the pandemic

Langley-based San Group angles for Island waterfront industrial site

City of Port Alberni intends to expropriate shuttered 43-acre sawmill site that Langley firm wants to buy