Construction

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

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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

 

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

 

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)
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

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Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)

Bridgework east of Enderby nears completion

Ministry preparing to replace 71-year-old Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek with new span

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)
A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland building permits total more than $27M in August

Permit issued for lakefront development project

A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.

Transportation BC lays out roadmap for how modernization of Highway 1 will affect travellers

Those travelling in and out of Revelstoke will be affected by construction from Kamloops to Alberta

Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)

Dam renovations close off part of Yellow Lake

The renovations run into October and are being done to ensure compliance with government regulations

Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)
The number of building permits issued in Summerland in July, 2021 is considerably lower than in the same month in previous years, according to statistics from the municipality’s development services department. (File photo)

No new subdivision or rezoning applications submitted in Summerland in July

Numbers are down significantly from same month in recent years

The number of building permits issued in Summerland in July, 2021 is considerably lower than in the same month in previous years, according to statistics from the municipality’s development services department. (File photo)
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

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).
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

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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
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)
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*
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)