Andrew Duffy

Rising multi-family assessments could trigger higher rents across B.C.

Landlord group says increased property taxes will force apartment building owners to raise rents or spend less on building maintenance

Langley’s San Group announces $70 m plan to build sawmill, manufacture wood projects on Vancouver Island

Calling it a return to forestry’s roots on Vancouver Island, a Langley-based company is betting heavily on the Alberni Valley with plans to build both a sawmill and a plant to manufacture wood...

B.C. government bumps up homeowner grant threshold

Land values have increased, but the vast majority of homeowners in British Columbia will still be eligible for the 2018 homeowner grant this year, as the provincial government has increased the...

Western Forest Products buys lumber-processing centre in Washington state

In a bid to offset the added costs of crippling American softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products has bought its first lumber-processing centre in the U.S. In a deal worth $9 million US,...

BC Ferries has busiest summer ever in 2017

Discounted fares and a strong tourism season led to BC Ferries having its busiest summer ever, according to numbers released by the corporation. In its second quarter financial results that cover the...

Victoria’s Customs House project to give $100m makeover to Inner Harbour

Developer Stan Sipos is on the cusp of starting construction on his Customs House project at the foot of Government Street’s retail strip near Victoria’s Inner Harbour nearly four years since the...

Short-term rental rule changes could cause chill, says Victoria developer

Victoria’s development community is concerned after city council voted last week to change the rules governing short-term vacation rentals, warns one of the city’s busiest developers. David Chard,...

Victoria Harbour marina opening delayed by building boom

The slow pace of building the Victoria International Marina on the Songhees waterfront is frustrating for the project’s chief executive officer, who is citing the lack of building trades and other...

Builders warn new energy code will step up home prices

B.C. Energy Step Code could nail $80,000 onto the price of a new house  

Work resumes at Colwood Corners after four years

As a first step, the massive hole left by the failed project is being drained to make room for what Hamilton hopes will be the re-establsing of the West Shore’s gateway. “The West Shore of yore,...