Building & Industry News

West Shore Protects Housing Jobs During Pandemic

Housing industry jobs have continued during the pandemic, in large part, due to West Shore municipalities, especially Langford and Colwood with almost 50% of new homes. The most recent CMHC report shows Victoria housing is down -82% and Saanich is down -33%, while...

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WorkSafeBC Proposal Adds Costs, Slows Recovery

Last week, the Victoria Residential Builders Association wrote to the province expressing our concern about a new WorkSafeBC proposal to add “communicable viral pathogens, including COVID-19,” to employers’ insurance premiums under the Workers Compensation Act.  Any...

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Join VRBA During Annual Renewal

Now is the time to join the Victoria Residential Builders Association during our annual membership renewal starting July 1. Our association’s daily mission is to be effective, efficient and affordable for our members. We are the builders’ leading voice advocating...

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Avoid Pandemic Renovation Scammers

Phony home-improvement solicitations are a leading scam during the pandemic according to the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island. These scams usually start with a knock on the door or a flyer offering cheap prices. There is usually no contract and they often...

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Reno Tax Credit for Seismic Safety and Jobs

On May 22nd there was a 4.9 earthquake just west of Vancouver Island and on May 9th there was a 4.5 quake in the same area. There are hundreds of tremors and small earthquakes annually in our region that usually go unnoticed. They are constant reminders we live in a...

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