Construction

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Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

 

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

 

Construction activity in Summerland was busy in September, according to the latest Summerland building permit statistics. (File photo)

Summerland’s September building permits worth close to $8M

Statistics show increase over same month a year earlier

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued a total of 69 building permits in September, 2020. (Summerland Review file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issues 69 building permits in September

Number and value of permits both higher than during same month of 2019

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued a total of 69 building permits in September, 2020. (Summerland Review file photo)
Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)

Major Highway 1 upgrades near Golden inches closer to construction

Construction is expected to last for four years

Kicking Horse Canyon has many tight bends and corners. (Keri Sculland/Star Photo)
In August, 2020, Summerland issued permits for construction worth more than $3.5 million. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s August building permits worth $3.5M

Number of permits issued represents a decrease from 2019 figures

In August, 2020, Summerland issued permits for construction worth more than $3.5 million. (Summerland Review file photo)
Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Project will clear 300,000 square feet of commercial building space on Duck Lake Indian Reserve No. 7

Construction begins on new Okanagan business park
Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna

Emergency crews are responding to the Trestle Ridge area of Kelowna

Man rushed to hospital following construction site injury in Kelowna
Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Pleasant Valley Road closed for housing project in 4000 block, in addition to closure at Silver Star Road

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Crews are working on a portion on Victoria Road North in Summerland. The work includes sewer upgrades in the area. A detour is in place. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Detour in place for construction on Summerland road

Crews working on sewer along portion of Victoria Road North

Crews are working on a portion on Victoria Road North in Summerland. The work includes sewer upgrades in the area. A detour is in place. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Summerland construction activity slower than a year ago

Number and value of building permits issued in April show decrease from 2019 statistics

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With the intersection of Victoria Rd., Fourth St. and Townley St. closed for the construction of a roundabout, traffic going from one end of Revelstoke to the other is being rerouted to 8th St. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Stop calling 911 about new roundabout detour: Revelstoke RCMP

The detour was put in place April 30 as the construction work begins

With the intersection of Victoria Rd., Fourth St. and Townley St. closed for the construction of a roundabout, traffic going from one end of Revelstoke to the other is being rerouted to 8th St. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
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Building inspector urges renovators to get permits

Projects have been beginning without building permits during COVID-19 shutdowns

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At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

  • Mar 11, 2020
At home with Dan Sartori
Phase four of the Kicking Horse Canyon project will twin the winding stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Golden, B.C. (Photo Ministry of Transportation Photo)

‘Definitely Revelstoke will take a financial hit’: Highway 1 upgrades near Golden to begin this fall

The province said there will be no extended 24 hour closures during summer or winter

Phase four of the Kicking Horse Canyon project will twin the winding stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Golden, B.C. (Photo Ministry of Transportation Photo)
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)
BUILDING ACTIVITY                                The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issued building permits worth more than $48 million in 2019. (File photo)

Construction activity in RDOS tops $48 million

Total of 527 building permits issued within Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen in 2019

BUILDING ACTIVITY                                The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issued building permits worth more than $48 million in 2019. (File photo)