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Lethbridge industrial market strengthens as options limited

Lethbridge industrial market strengthens as options limited

High construction costs keep vacancies in check
B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has named another 20 cities and towns as priority communities for housing targets over the next five years. The government says in a statement the communities are in high-growth, high-need regions of B.C.
Bryan Yu: B.C. housing market showing signs of marginal improvement

Bryan Yu: B.C. housing market showing signs of marginal improvement

Prices rise in Metro Vancouver and Okanagan, but sales activity subdued
Metro Vancouver firms using employee data to inform office choices

Metro Vancouver firms using employee data to inform office choices

High-tech sensors in workplaces, postal-code analysis among tools for real estate strategies.
Southwest B.C. delivered record housing starts in 2023, says report

Southwest B.C. delivered record housing starts in 2023, says report

Detached home starts decline as condo, townhome starts boom in 2023
Solving shortage of construction workers key to housing growth: experts

Solving shortage of construction workers key to housing growth: experts

Solving a longstanding construction worker shortage will be key to boosting housing supply, experts say, as Canada's national housing agency continues to forecast housing start levels that fall short of growing demand.
Sale ordered for Richmond luxury hotel in $80M debt

Sale ordered for Richmond luxury hotel in $80M debt

The 100-room Versante Hotel is being listed for $98 million in a court-ordered sale.
B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

VICTORIA — British Columbia's construction industry says its workforce numbers have improved in recent years, but persistent labour shortages are putting "extreme pressures" on employers.
Budget 2024: Key numbers from the Liberals' latest spending plan

Budget 2024: Key numbers from the Liberals' latest spending plan

OTTAWA — Here are some key numbers from the Liberal government's federal budget: $535 billion: Total government spending for the 2024-25 financial year. $39.
In federal budget, Ottawa looks to Canada Post land for building housing supply

In federal budget, Ottawa looks to Canada Post land for building housing supply

OTTAWA — The federal government is eyeing underutilized Canada Post and National Defence properties as a way to deliver affordability and supply to the country's housing market.