British Columbia

record

CondoBusiness

Record high B.C. home sales expected for 2017

A recent forecast from the BCREA finds residential sales are expected to jump 10.4 per cent to 113,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record.
strata

CondoBusiness

B.C. strata owners to benefit from changes

British Columbia is making changes to its Strata Property Act that will give owners more flexibility when they decide they would like to sell the property.
self-regulation

CondoBusiness

B.C. real estate industry loses self-regulation

British Columbia’s government plans to end industry self-regulation in the real estate industry and focus on increasing the governance, oversight, transparency and accountability of the
housing sector

CondoBusiness

B.C.’s economic growth due to housing sector

According to the Conference Board of Canada’s recent Provincial Outlook: Spring 2016, British Columbia’s booming housing sector will be one of the province’s main drivers
new-interchange

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Grants available to arts and culture groups in B.C.

Arts and culture organizations in British Columbia can now apply for grants up to $50,000 for small capital projects as part of the province’s Collaborative
regulations

CondoBusiness

B.C. real estate consumers protected by new regs

British Columbia Finance Minister Michael de Jong recently announced new regulations that will help real estate consumers make informed decisions about contract assignments before accepting
new-interchange

Canadian Facility Management & Design

B.C. invests in Collaborative Spaces pilot project

As part of British Columbia’s new Creative Economy Strategy, 11 arts organizations across the province are receiving up to $50,000 each as part of the
hygienic

Canadian Property Management

Victoria’s tech sector: from trendy to sustainable

The tech sector in Victoria, B.C., keeps growing and is now part of a $4 billion a year industry that is no longer trendy, but sustainable.
Queensway-Transit-Exchange

Design Quarterly

Transforming the Queensway Transit Exchange

A new transit bus exchange in Kelowna, B.C. is a visually stunning example of what is possible when it comes to budget constrained public buildings.
protection

CondoBusiness

Better protection for B.C. real estate consumers

The Real Estate Council of B.C. is putting into place new methods to enhance public protection for real estate consumers in the province. Effective April
Sika Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sika Canada opens British Columbia plant

Sika Canada has officially opened its new mortars and concrete admixtures plant in Surrey, British Columbia. Sika Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Switzerland-based Sika
Electric_Car

REMI Network

B.C. invests in multi-res EV charging stations

The B.C. government plans to expand and upgrade public and residential EV charging infrastructure.
fire safety act

REMI Network

British Columbia revamps outdated fire safety act

British Columbia’s fire safety act is getting the most substantial overhaul it has ever had since 1979 with the introduction of modernized legislation.
Great Bear Rainforest

REMI Network

Landmark agreement saves Great Bear Rainforest

85 per cent of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest will now be protected from logging under a new landmark agreement celebrated today.
housing starts

CondoBusiness

Housing starts trended lower in December

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the trend measure of housing starts in Canada fell to 203,502 units in December from 208,204 in
GHG

REMI Network

B.C. enforces GHG reporting and compliance act

As of January 1, 2016, the new Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) is expected to be enforced in British Columbia.
new-interchange

CondoBusiness

Squamish development sold out in 90 minutes

Parkhouse Squamish Ltd. held presales for ParkHouse Condominiums, one of Squamish, B.C.’s largest condo developments on Nov. 7. The 65-unit, four-storey wood-framed building was sold