Building & Industry News

Watch 2020 CARE Awards – Nov. 28

The 2020 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced by the Victoria Residential Builders Association and you are invited to join the online gala to hear the winners! The Gold Awards will be announced at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 28 by CFAX’s Al Ferraby at the CARE...

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Single-Detached Housing Starts Up 6%

CMHC reports single-detached housing starts are up +6% year-to-date (Jan-Oct) vs 2019. Overall housing starts (2,637) in Greater Victoria year-to-date have declined -10% vs last year (2,896). Multi-family declined -21% from 2,070 to 1,712. However, the region’s annual...

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Community Builders Building Our Community

As 2020/21 President, it is a pleasure to be part of an outstanding VRBA team, building our community. I want to thank Kyle Ryan, Past President for his leadership in a year that challenged all with COVID-19. I look forward to continuing to work with Kyle and this...

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Thank You T-C Readers

In my final week as VRBA President, I want to thank Times Colonist readers for reading this regular column. It has been a challenging year addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to offer congratulations to BC’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, health...

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Top 5 Haunted Houses

Top 5 Haunted Houses Saanich – gouges innocent young couples with fees Victoria – a mad house Oak Bay – where “heritage” is a maze with no exit Sooke – spiraling Step Code leaves you penniless BC Legislature – Slow death by a thousand taxes & fees All inhabited by...

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Beware a Scary Renovation!

Little guys and gals dressed up as ghouls, ghosts and goblins will be visiting on Oct 31, so be careful answering your door. Be prepared with treats to avoid any tricks. At this time of year, there may be a knock on the door from bigger guys or gals dressed as...

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