development

Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair study guides development in areas that may be subjected to natural hazards

Abundant landslide activity in the past factoring into future decisions

 

Lake Cowichan Physiotherapy has received approval for a new building to be constructed at 88 Lake Cowichan Rd. (Developer’s rendering)

Lake Cowichan Physiotherapy Clinic to expand after height variance granted

Clinicians hope to be ready for more patients early next year

 

North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas asked staff at a recent council meeting how does the municipality find balance in creating density without impacting nearby business owners. (File photo)

Controversial development in Chemainus gets green light from North Cowichan

Project will see three-storey mixed use building on Willow Street

 

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)
The Supreme Court if B.C. has ruled in favour of a couple with property in Honeymoon Bay who were denied a development permit by the Cowichan Valley Regional District in 2019. (graphic courtesy of CVRD)

Supreme Court of B.C. rules against CVRD over Honeymoon Bay development permit

CVRD denied permit for Honeymoon Bay couple to develop property in 2019

The Supreme Court if B.C. has ruled in favour of a couple with property in Honeymoon Bay who were denied a development permit by the Cowichan Valley Regional District in 2019. (graphic courtesy of CVRD)
Sale of a prime piece of property where the Crofton Elementary School used to be located has closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Old Crofton school site sells for $1.81 million

Multiple bids lead to final deal closure of $560,000 above the asking price

Sale of a prime piece of property where the Crofton Elementary School used to be located has closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice. (File photo)

North Cowichan votes against staff report on Bell McKinnon plan

Report rejected in tight 4-3 council vote

North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice. (File photo)
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Group getting into gear in push to develop replacement Vancouver Island racetrack

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
Graphic of the proposed redevelopment of Duncan Manor. (Courtesy of Duncan Housing Society)

Hands off Centennial Park, delegation tells Duncan council

Barry Corrin urges council against supporting Duncan Manor’s renewal project

Graphic of the proposed redevelopment of Duncan Manor. (Courtesy of Duncan Housing Society)
North Cowichan’s council has, for the second time, voted against a motion that would have stopped a modular-home park from being built in Chemainus. (File photo)

Second effort to stop modular-home park outside Chemainus fails

North Cowichan council votes 4-3 against down-zoning Chemainus property

North Cowichan’s council has, for the second time, voted against a motion that would have stopped a modular-home park from being built in Chemainus. (File photo)
Aaron Hamilton, Lake Cowichan First Nation’s operations manager, watches as work continues on an access to the new marina that will be used by residents of the First Nation’s new housing development when it is completed. (Robert Barron/Gazette)

Ts’uubaa-asatx’s development plans move forward at Cowichan Lake

Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation strives for self sufficiency

Aaron Hamilton, Lake Cowichan First Nation’s operations manager, watches as work continues on an access to the new marina that will be used by residents of the First Nation’s new housing development when it is completed. (Robert Barron/Gazette)
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

$89.6-million engineering, computer science expansion coming at University of Victoria

Two new facilities on campus will create room for 500 more students

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)

Top developments north of the Malahat honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Nanaimo’s Village on Third takes top honour at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)
A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)

Retirement dream home turns into 16-inch nightmare for Vancouver Island woman

Qualicum Beach council: ‘hardline is totally warranted’ in denying occupancy over house height

A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)
A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)

Ladysmith town council approves 96-unit apartment building

Four-storey building planned for Rollie Rose Drive near Dogwood Drive

A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)
Property on the Trans-Canada Highway beside the Country Maples Campground has been sold and will become a modular home park. (Submitted)

Development, business transactions significant for Chemainus

Two highway properties and Owl’s Nest Bakery and Bistro sold

Property on the Trans-Canada Highway beside the Country Maples Campground has been sold and will become a modular home park. (Submitted)
Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)

Judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision on Motorsport expansion underway

Municipality denied Motorsport Circuit a development permit last year

Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)
The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)

Feds fork over $300,000 for Cowichan Lake marina project

First Nation project on North Shore Road to be completed this fall

The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)
A sketch of the planned North Shore Estates on North Shore Road. (Submitted graphic)

North Shore Estates ready to launch phase one of development at Lake Cowichan

First phase includes 23 lake-front lots on North Shore Road

A sketch of the planned North Shore Estates on North Shore Road. (Submitted graphic)
Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property

CVRD gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove his home, near Skutz Fall’s fish ladder

Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property