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Aging Balmoral Hotel deemed ‘stabilized to the city's satisfaction’

Aging Balmoral Hotel deemed ‘stabilized to the city's satisfaction’

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's Balmoral Hotel was deemed "stabilized to the city's satisfaction" by the chief building official after an inspection was carried out on July 14 to assess the shoring and stability of the aging hotel. A complete review is now underway by a contractor to assess the necessary work to rehabilitate…

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Building code means Vancouver highrises avoid Grenfell fate

Building code means Vancouver highrises avoid Grenfell fate

Don't expect a repeat of the London highrise fire in Vancouver, thanks to strict building codes and fire protection standards. The Grenfell Tower fire in London, England resulted in a tragic loss of life and created international headlines. In the days after the fire it was determined the building's cladding played a part…

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The Lion's Gate Bridge: A legacy that spans the globe

The Lion's Gate Bridge: A legacy that spans the globe

Whether it's going for a scenic bike ride under its massive green trusses, crossing the water to start a weekend snowboarding on the North Shore or seeing its long cables after a stint abroad, locals have a connection with Vancouver's Lions Gate Bridge. "Everyone who grew up here has a bridge story," said Donald Luxt…

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Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

Premier warns NDP, Greens that delaying Site C dam in B.C. could cost $600M

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's political leaders exchanged duelling letters over the future of the Site C dam project on Tuesday, with Premier Christy Clark arguing that delays will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. NDP Leader John Horgan wrote to BC Hydro last week asking it to suspend the evictions of two homeo…

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B.C. water and wastewater sector facing labour shortage

B.C. water and wastewater sector facing labour shortage

The workforce in British Columbia's water and wastewater sector needs new blood. According to the BC Water and Waste Water Sector Workforce Profile, because of retirements, attrition and sector growth, 3,320 new employees are required between 2015 and 2025. They represent slightly more than half of the total sector w…

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Granville Island redevelopment plans released

Granville Island redevelopment plans released

Vancouver, B.C. - Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more vibrant arts and innovation sector, and enhancing the public realm are the key recommended strategies of Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future, which was released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)-Gra…

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Penticton dealership project underway

Penticton dealership project underway

Penticton, B.C. - Construction has begun on the new Penticton Nissan auto dealership set to open December 2017 as the first business lease of the Penticton Indian Band's Satikw Crossing development properties. The new dealership will boast a state-of-the-art, 17,000-square-foot facility with Nissan's New Image progra…

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