Construction

Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

 

Flooring in the restaurant was heavily damaged in flooding caused by a burst water pipe. (Photo/Mayor Cindy Fortin Facebook)

Peachland’s Gasthaus On the Lake getting set to welcome back guests

Popular restaurant looking to re-open this summer

 

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)

Three more families in affordable living thanks to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Families were handed the keys to their new homes on Powley Court in Lake Country

  • May 2, 2022

 

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

  • Apr 28, 2022
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
Crews are continuing work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development will have three buildings. 
(Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s construction activity slowed in March

Number and value of building permits lower than in recent years

Crews are continuing work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development will have three buildings. 
(Summerland Review file photo)
B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)

Okanagan rail trail station construction on track

When finished before the summer season, station will provide area with access to Okanagan Rail Trail

Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)
This rendering shows what Skaha Towers will look like once phase 3 is complete. (real estate rendering)

Penticton’s construction starts 2022 strong with $32M Skaha Tower development permit

The third phase of the Skaha Towers was issued its permit in February

This rendering shows what Skaha Towers will look like once phase 3 is complete. (real estate rendering)
Oliver’s Kinsmen Park will be closed for the next three weeks for construction. (Google Maps)

Construction to close Oliver’s Kinsmen Park

Work on new storm pipes will be ongoing for the next three weeks

Oliver’s Kinsmen Park will be closed for the next three weeks for construction. (Google Maps)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
Construction on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street, is just one of the developments adding to the city’s record year of construction. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Big year for building in Vernon

A record $173.5 million in building permit values collected by city in 2021

Construction on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street, is just one of the developments adding to the city’s record year of construction. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The building permit for the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive was Summerland’s most expensive building permit in 2021. The year set a record for the value of building permits issued. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland sets record in 2021 for value of building permits

Total of 203 permits issued with value above $59M

The building permit for the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive was Summerland’s most expensive building permit in 2021. The year set a record for the value of building permits issued. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Vernon resident Raine Bouzane woke up to water in his basement suite near 39th Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road Monday morning, Dec. 27, the result of a suspected water main break as temperatures reached Minus 24 degrees. (Raine Bouzane photo)

Streets filled with ice after water main break in Vernon

Happened in Minus 24 degree weather at around 4 a.m. Monday near 39th Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road

Vernon resident Raine Bouzane woke up to water in his basement suite near 39th Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road Monday morning, Dec. 27, the result of a suspected water main break as temperatures reached Minus 24 degrees. (Raine Bouzane photo)
Construction activity in Summerland has been busy in 2021, according to figures from the municipality’s development services department. (Pixabay photo).

Summerland issues 23 building permits in November

Value of permits issued in 2021 considerably higher than in recent years.

Construction activity in Summerland has been busy in 2021, according to figures from the municipality’s development services department. (Pixabay photo).
While not the boom of 2017, Penticton will finish 2021 strong in construction. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Construction steady in Penticton as 2021 ends

The city is looking to its 4th biggest year on record for building

While not the boom of 2017, Penticton will finish 2021 strong in construction. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)

Power of water: Salmon Arm Crushing part of massive effort to restore Coquihalla

Manager Simon Rizzardo working on highway while on evacuation from his own Merritt home

Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)
Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s October building permits worth $3.6M

Since January 2021, construction value of building permits in Summerland has topped $54M

Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland construction activity remains active

September 2021 building permits have construction value of more than $5M

In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)
An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)

Okanagan College and student union support proposed Penticton housing development

The Timmins Street development would add 219 residential units to the city

An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)