Western Investor

Victoria to ban use of fossil fuels in new buildings by 2025

Councillors want new buildings to use renewable energy, likely in the form of electricity, instead of natural gas or other fossil fuels for space heating, water heating

SkyTrain approval drives Langley land assembly prices sky high

With first SkyTrain contracts being awarded, developers clear space for mixed-used projects as land values push above $13 million an acre

B.C. home buyers being drawn to Alberta by low prices

Reasonable pricing has made Alberta the go-to destination for homebuyers from southern Ontario, where rapid price escalation has tested buyers’ patience. “The pricing in Alberta is still pretty...

Commercial, industrial construction takes lead in Prince George

Decline in residential permits raises fear of rising housing costs in northern B.C.’s largest city

Foreign buyers stuck to the sidelines through surging market

First-time buyers have pulled back despite government intervention

Calgary coffee chain Deville Coffee to open Vancouver locations

Deville Coffee plans four downtown outlets in the city with its first major move outside of Alberta

Tinland joins business exodus from Vancouver’s crime-plagued Chinatown

‘It’s so bad in all of Chinatown that everyone is afraid to come down here, and it’s not right that people have to live in fear’

Climate risks targeted with new $3.5 billion agriculture package

Federal-provincial programs will emphasize resilience, reduced ris

Wesgroup takes over River District community centre from city

Vancouver ran out of funding for amenities, so Wesgroup negotiated an agreement to deliver the goods

Rising interest rate puts condo, commercial starts in crosshairs

The biggest rate hike since 1998 means buyers and builders will reassess plans