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New hotel plans shows proof of life

New hotel plans shows proof of life

Luxury hotels a keystone in proposed developments near Richmond's Olympic Oval and the Coquitlam Town Centre
Alberta building permits rally while B.C. stumbles

Alberta building permits rally while B.C. stumbles

April sees Alberta surge 9.8 per cent but B.C. building pace slows as residential developers pulled back from March
Recent immigrant buys Victoria’s Mayfair shopping centre

Recent immigrant buys Victoria’s Mayfair shopping centre

Since her arrival from China in 2014, investor Weihong Liu has bought two major Vancouver Island shopping centres and the Arbutus Ridge golf course
Switching vacant Calgary offices to housing is ‘viable’

Switching vacant Calgary offices to housing is ‘viable’

Consultant recommends converting six million square feet of empty office space to stop the “hollowing out” of Calgary’s core
Empty parkades transform into delivery kitchens

Empty parkades transform into delivery kitchens

Vancouver-based parking giant Impark is turning parking spaces emptied by the pandemic into “ghost” kitchens for local restaurants
Vancouver city manager calls for pause on ‘net-zero’ homes

Vancouver city manager calls for pause on ‘net-zero’ homes

One-year moratorium on strict energy regulations would help ease city backlog on residential permit processing
Starlight buys eight Victoria rental apartment buildings

Starlight buys eight Victoria rental apartment buildings

Announcement follows Starlight application to build 1,200 rental apartments in Burnaby
Homebuilding dip seen as a harbinger of downturn

Homebuilding dip seen as a harbinger of downturn

A sudden drop in residential permits combines with fear among more than half of homebuyers that the market is now priced out of reach
Vancouver’s Wesbild reignites $230M Victoria project

Vancouver’s Wesbild reignites $230M Victoria project

Dispute settlement with Home Depot clears path for plan to transform the old University Height shopping centre site into a mixed-use community
B.C. resource companies bask in ‘supercycle’ price increases

B.C. resource companies bask in ‘supercycle’ price increases

Soaring commodity prices reflected in healthy profits for B.C.’s big forestry and mining companies – but consumers are paying the freight