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Haida buys West Coast Resorts

The Haida Enterprise Corp. (HaiCo), owned by the Haida Nation, has bought controlling interest in West Coast Resorts (WCR), which has five high-end fishing resorts along B.C.'s west coast.

Private money now driving construction

Construction spending in B.C.

U.S. contractors begin northern power line work

BC Hydro has chosen Edmonton-based Valard Construction, owned by U.S.-based Quanta Services and Burns & McDonnell, also a U.S. company, as contractors to design and build the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL).

High debt levels will dictate construction spending

Construction spending in Canada over the next year will be dominated by private-sector and non-residential work as cash-strapped governments cut back on institutional buildings and debt-heavy consumers shy away from buying new homes, according to the

Wal-Mart to anchor new Mission shopping centre

SmartCentres, Canada's largest retail developer, has broken ground on a new 117,000-square-foot shopping centre in Mission.

Showdown at the Ranch Motel

The notorious Ranch Motel in Prince George - where police visits are a near daily occurrence - has been bought by a group of Vancouver investors who now face a showdown against undesirable tenants.

BC Hydro opens biomass plants

BC Hydro is adding enough renewable electricity to power 70,000 homes annually thanks to four new bioenergy projects located in Chetwynd, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and Merritt.

REIT buys Sooke retail centre

Victoria-based Partners Real Estate Investment Trust (Partners REIT) has bought the Evergreen Shopping Centre in Sooke for a reported $15.8 million.

Victoria: New life for old space

Jawl, for its part, saw 1112 Fort Street offering long-term value to its portfolio when it struck a deal with BC Ferry Services for the 35-year-old property and closed the deal in 2010 for $11 million.

Onni pushes to complete gigantic industrial park

Onni Group has received a greenlight from Pitt Meadows Council to construct six buildings to complete the second largest industrial business park in B.C.