Construction

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)
A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
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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

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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

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)
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

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

B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

Mass timber lauded for sustainability, jobs potential

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)