British Columbia

B.C. wildfire

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Lessons from the Wildfires: Tips for Cleaning Smoke Damage

Since early April 2017, first responders, Canadian agencies, and restoration specialists have been uniting to bring British Columbia back from one of the worst wildfire seasons in the province's history.
indoor air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Forest fires pose indoor air quality challenge

Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
electricity cost relief

Canadian Property Management

Business applauds B.C. electricity cost relief

The B.C. government has pledged to lower the 7 per cent provincial sales tax (PST) on electricity to 3.5 per cent as of this October, and phase it out completely by April 2019.
liquor laws complicate retail leases

Canadian Property Management

New B.C. liquor laws complicate retail leases

Amendments to the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation allow all types of businesses to apply for a liquor license — potentially giving physical store locations an extra perk to counter online competition, but also increasing landlords' risks under the Occupiers Liability Act.
The Wade

CondoBusiness

Fortress reports successful sales launch for The Wade

After its official launch on November 5, The Wade condominium development in Victoria, B.C. is already 40 per cent sold, reports developers Fortress Real Developments (Fortress) and Amadon Group.
Trail

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City of Trail receives infrastructure investments

Trail, B.C. has been attracting significant investments from senior levels of government and private sector investors, setting up a major boom for the town.
Copeman Healthcare

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Copeman Healthcare Centre opens in downtown Vancouver

Kirsten Reite Architecture (KRA) has announced the opening of the new Copeman Healthcare Centre, located on Hornby Street in downtown Vancouver, B.C.
B.C.-first-major-LNG-project

Construction Business

B.C.’s Woodfibre LNG project gets investment green light

Construction for the $1.6 billion Woodfibre LNG project in B.C. could begin in 2017. The board of directors has approved construction of the project near
security

Canadian Property Management

Why Security Should Be Your Number-One Priority

Ensure the safety and security of your employees and guests is your number one priority by working with trained, experienced security professionals.
Trail

CondoBusiness

B.C. appoints superintendent of real estate

British Columbia has appointed regulator and public sector leader Michael Noseworthy as the superintendent of real estate, effective Oct. 19, 2016.
metro-vancouver-mobility-pricing

CondoBusiness

Record high B.C. home sales expected for 2017

A recent forecast from the BCREA finds residential sales are expected to jump 10.4 per cent to 113,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record.
strata

CondoBusiness

B.C. strata owners to benefit from changes

British Columbia is making changes to its Strata Property Act that will give owners more flexibility when they decide they would like to sell the property.
contractor-claims-for-extras

CondoBusiness

B.C. real estate industry loses self-regulation

British Columbia’s government plans to end industry self-regulation in the real estate industry and focus on increasing the governance, oversight, transparency and accountability of the
affordable rental housing

CondoBusiness

B.C.’s economic growth due to housing sector

According to the Conference Board of Canada’s recent Provincial Outlook: Spring 2016, British Columbia’s booming housing sector will be one of the province’s main drivers
BC economic growth leader

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Grants available to arts and culture groups in B.C.

Arts and culture organizations in British Columbia can now apply for grants up to $50,000 for small capital projects as part of the province’s Collaborative
regulations

CondoBusiness

B.C. real estate consumers protected by new regs

British Columbia Finance Minister Michael de Jong recently announced new regulations that will help real estate consumers make informed decisions about contract assignments before accepting
BC economic growth leader

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B.C. invests in Collaborative Spaces pilot project

As part of British Columbia’s new Creative Economy Strategy, 11 arts organizations across the province are receiving up to $50,000 each as part of the