Construction

Construction boomed earlier in the year in Penticton, but now looks to have calmed down. (Pixabay photo)

Penticton on pace to more than double construction rates from last year in 2021

2021 has already seen more construction than 2020, year looks more akin to previous building booms

 

A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).

More space approved for secondary suites in the Okanagan Similkameen

Bylaw calls for up to 125 square metres of floor space to accommodate additional bedrooms

 

May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021

 

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)
New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Final zoning review for RDOS to be completed this summer

The review consolidates all zoning bylaws in the RDOS into one

New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Construction hammers ahead in Vernon

Building permits and values on pace to beat 2020

Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Black Press file)

Summerland issued 21 building permits in April

Number and value of permits both higher than in same month in 2020

(Black Press file)
Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It is a gold mine:’ Builders warned of rising lumber thefts across Canada

Many North American mills curtailed production temporarily earlier in 2020 because of COVID lockdowns

Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*
New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton’s construction industry is booming

The city has issued more than permits so far than any year except 2018

New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Construction is well underway for the new Multigenerational Activity Centre and the Nexus Complex upgrade in Lake Country. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country activity centre costs escalate

Project benefitting babies to seniors expected to be completed in August

Construction is well underway for the new Multigenerational Activity Centre and the Nexus Complex upgrade in Lake Country. (District of Lake Country photo)
Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Inflation up 2.2% in March but figures reflect declines during pandemic

Monthly inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February

Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
The next phase of Lakestone includes 57 units extending from Beacon Hill Drive. (District of Lake Country)

Lakestone develops more homes in Okanagan

Next phase include 57 unit in Beacon Hill Drive extension

The next phase of Lakestone includes 57 units extending from Beacon Hill Drive. (District of Lake Country)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen increases building permit fees

New rates will take effect April 1, 2021

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is increasing its fees for bilding permits. The new fees take effect April 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Crews complete the installation of a new transformer on Lakeshore Drive at Peach Orchard Road in Summerland on Monday. Traffic was slowed during the construction. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s February building activity worth close to $2 million

Value of building permits considerably higher than same time a year earlier

Crews complete the installation of a new transformer on Lakeshore Drive at Peach Orchard Road in Summerland on Monday. Traffic was slowed during the construction. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Teresa and Nick Braam of Edgehill Homes have received four gold medals from the Canadian Home Builders Association South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Jon Adrian)

Summerland building company recognized for excellence

Edgehill Homes receives four golds at Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan awards

Teresa and Nick Braam of Edgehill Homes have received four gold medals from the Canadian Home Builders Association South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Jon Adrian)
Charlotte and Travis Erdely

Life and style with Charlotte Erdeley

Custom home building as a team with husband Travis

  • Feb 1, 2021
Charlotte and Travis Erdely
Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021
Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerland had a busy year in construction. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland construction was busy in 2020, despite pandemic

Development and housing construction in Summerland continued in 2020, despite the ongoing…

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerland had a busy year in construction. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Hunters Hill development in Summerland has received an award from the Canadian Home Builders Association. (Photo courtesy Hunters Hill)

Hunters Hill development in Summerland receives building award

Developer and municipality share in silver award for housing project

The Hunters Hill development in Summerland has received an award from the Canadian Home Builders Association. (Photo courtesy Hunters Hill)