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From the City of Vancouver: The Annual Report on Development Cost Levies - Collection, Allocation and Remaining Balance, dated January 26, 2011, will be considered by Vancouver City Council at its meeting on: DATE: Tuesday, February 1, 2011  ...
Update from the City of Vancouver: The agenda has been posted on City Councils' website for the Regular Council Meeting next Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  At that time Council will make a decision regarding the recommendations...
For those of you that have interests/lands in the City  of Vernon, the draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan has been completed.  Everything you need to know about this plan, as well as the feedback form, is on the website: www.vernon.ca/...
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts announced Tuesday that former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will be the featured speakers at the fourth annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit this October. "President Clinton and President Bush will appear...
The average price of a single-family home fell sharply in January from the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Victoria Real Estate Board. A total of 339 homes, condominiums and townhouse units sold through the board's...
Updated message from the Ministry of Environment: Since Technical Guidance 6, “Water Use Determination” came into effect on February 1, 2011, the Ministry has received a number of questions from stakeholders requesting clarification. They...
Peter Kenward, the Chair of Clark Wilson LLP's Municipal and Environmental Law Groups, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), spoke yesterday to 250 people regarding the proposed Metro Vancouver...
They are fed up with a lack of service south of the Fraser. The Corporation of Delta is considering walking away from TransLink. Delta pays more than $12 million in taxes to the transit authority every year, but Mayor Lois Jackson says the municipality...
The value of building permits in B.C. fell 5.7 per cent to $613.7 million in December, Statistics Canada said today, bucking a 2.4 per cent gain nationally. In Vancouver, the value of building permits fell 3.6 per cent compared to November, while...
Urgent! Your input is needed! We need your feedback ASAP - preferably by end of day today - Tuesday, February 8th. Please take 5 minutes to fill out the below survey. UDI is looking to receive feedback on these two unrelated areas: 1. This could be...
Ryan Beedie met and wooed his future wife at Simon Fraser University 22 years ago, so donating $22-million from his family’s construction empire was an easy decision. “This is home. This is home to me,” Mr. Beedie, 42, said on Wednesday...
Port Coquitlam has been working closely with the community since 2009 to develop an environmental strategic plan (EnviroPlan) that will ensure a healthy environment is part of the City’s overall strategy for a prosperous, livable and sustainable...
As previously announced, new BC Building Code requirements for high-efficiency plumbing fixtures come into effect on October 3, 2011. Please note that the new requirements will apply to building permit applications submitted on or after October 3, 2011....
UDI honours outstanding development – check out the latest edition of Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine: here.
UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF VANCOUVER: Notification of Upcoming Public Hearing, Thursday, March 17, 2011 In January 2011, Council referred to Public Hearing the Historic Area Height Review (HAHR) items relating to the HA-1 and HA-1A zones (Chinatown). The...
UDI's Annual Golf Tournament is on May 11, 2011. Registration for the golf tournament will be happening in the beginning of March. So stay tuned! Tickets sell out in under 5 minutes so make certain that you have a profile on the website so that you...
NEWS RELEASE NEW RENOVATION PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR B.C. The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, announced today over $800,000 in funding to renovate 144 apartments in four communities across British Columbia. The...
Message from the Ministry of Environment: On December 17, 2010 the Ministry of Environment released a Policy Proposal on British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act.  Part of the BC Government’s Water Act modernization initiative,...
Dear Members, Light House will be hosting a Market Insights presentation on Contracting to Build Green: What you need to know to manage risk.   Event Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Location: UBC Robson...
Message from the District of North Vancouver: Official Community Plan is nearing completion...Come see the Revised Draft OCP OCP Draft Two is now available!  Feedback on OCP Draft Two is being received until March 16, 2011. If you have any comments...