Building & Industry News

Community Builders, Building Our Community

Message From Ellie Sercombe, 2022/23 VRBA President As 2022/23 President, it is a pleasure to be part of an outstanding VRBA team, building our community. I want to thank Norm Verbrugge, Past President for his leadership. I look forward to continuing to work with Norm...

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BC Govt Response Out of Touch

In May 2022, we wrote to BC’s Ministry of Housing asking them to assist with establishing more sites for depositing clean fill (not construction waste) from new housing excavations. Rising excavation costs are adding thousands of dollars to the price of new homes....

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Thank You TC Readers

In my final week as VRBA President, I want to thank everyone for reading this column and all of the positive feedback. Throughout the year, we advocated for improvements to address housing affordability and consumer protection. These include: a renovation rebate or...

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Upcoming VRBA Events – Mark the Dates!

Mark your calendars – three live events and one online event coming up soon!  Nov 7th – online webinar  Nov 9th – AGM Nov 29th – Energy Efficiency seminar Jan 16th – Crystal Ball Housing Forecast  ONLINE EVENT  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022  Builders Council presents an...

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Achieving Paths to Housing Affordability

One of the great assets of an association is the interaction and discussion with members from every part of the housing industry. VRBA members are very engaged in the latest housing developments from policy to design to construction. For example, Keith Baker, KB...

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Prioritize Housing Education for Councils

Now that municipal elections have been completed, councils should make education about the housing industry a priority. Surveys show housing was a main focus for voters across the province. Decisions on new developments should be by informed councilors understanding...

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