Andrew Duffy

Housing-start drop not due to demand: CMHC

The province expects a precipitous drop in housing starts this year and another slip in 2021, but housing experts warn that is no indication demand for housing has dropped off or that homebuilders...

Condo buildings face insurance crisis as premium rates soar

Insurance costs for strata corporations have been skyrocketing in condo-heavy markets such as Vancouver, Toronto and New York, while some buildings have been told flat out their insurance will not be...

Striking forestry workers rally in Nanaimo

Hundreds of unionized forest workers on strike since July 1 turned up the heat on Western Forest Products Wednesday by taking the fight to the company’s front door in Nanaimo. In what was a...

Mooring steel from China to accommodate larger ships at Victoria’s Ogden Point

Work on a new mooring dolphin to accommodate larger cruise ships at Ogden Point in Victoria could start within two weeks, according to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Ian Robertson, CEO of...

Provincial Liberals introduce bill for tax relief on commercial sites

The Opposition B.C. Liberals introduced a private member’s bill Wednesday aimed at giving tax relief to commercial property owners. Municipal affairs critic Todd Stone introduced a bill, the...

Big insurance-price jump for out-of-province drivers

Some part-time B.C. residents are in for sticker shock when they go to renew their vehicle insurance, thanks to new regulations brought into force in September. Under the new rules, aimed at helping...

Vancouver Island industrial park welcomes weed work

Victoria’s BC Canna Park zoned for cannabis growing and distribution

Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in

A strike that has sidelined thousands of forest industry workers on Vancouver Island for the last two months appears no closer to resolution, with one side ratcheting up the stakes and the other...

Vast majority of Vancouver Island residential buyers are local to the island: agent survey

Survey of Island real estate agents raises question of why province applied speculation and vacancy tax to places such as Nanaimo and Lantzville

Swedish game studio buys Victoria’s Kixeye, deal worth up to $120m

In a deal that could be worth up to $120 million US, Sweden-based game software studio Stillfront has purchased Victoria-based game developer Kixeye. The deal, which makes Victoria the centre of the...