Construction

Revelstoke City Council approved a Greenbelt project upgrade at their July 13 meeting. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Greenbelt upgrade project downsized due to “outlandish” price

The city received grant money for trail upgrades

 

The bridge will be replaced with a modern four-lane bridge as a part of the ongoing improvements to the Trans-Canada highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Highway twinning between Golden and Revelstoke causing delays

Up to 40 minute delays can be expected as MOTI twins highway between Alberta and Kamloops

 

May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021

 

The modular units that were to be placed at Johnson Heights are currently on Revelstoke Mountain Resort lands. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort work camp at Johnson Heights on hold

The approved project was to have 60 workers housed in modular homes for RMR

The modular units that were to be placed at Johnson Heights are currently on Revelstoke Mountain Resort lands. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council approved a cost sharing agreement for the upcoming construction of a traffic circle as well as a realignment on Nichol Rd. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

City paying 10% of costs for upcoming Nichol Rd. round-about

Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Mackenzie Village are paying the rest

Revelstoke City Council approved a cost sharing agreement for the upcoming construction of a traffic circle as well as a realignment on Nichol Rd. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The building at 606 Victoria Rd. E, where Absolute Contracting and Arrowtec Building Systems make prefabricated walls and store equipment and materials. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
The building at 606 Victoria Rd. E, where Absolute Contracting and Arrowtec Building Systems make prefabricated walls and store equipment and materials. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)
The money will also be used to buy a new bus. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke school board approves $1M in capital projects

The money will go to renovate Arrow Heights Elementary and replace a bus

The money will also be used to buy a new bus. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
The refurbished Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke city hall makeover slightly under budget

The project cost $82K less than expected

The refurbished Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Construction hammers ahead in Vernon

Building permits and values on pace to beat 2020

Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
There were questions raised as to whether or not this structure actually cost less than $100,000. Scott Robertson, owner of Absolute Contracting and partial owner for Arrowtec, said the building is meant to be
temporary as two or three years down the road, his company’s intent is develop houses on the property in line with the land use designated to the property in the Official Community Plan, which is T4–walk up residential. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

‘This is failure’: Construction noise frustrates neighbours on Victoria Rd. E

The city and business are trying to reduce noise, but residents want the project gone

There were questions raised as to whether or not this structure actually cost less than $100,000. Scott Robertson, owner of Absolute Contracting and partial owner for Arrowtec, said the building is meant to be
temporary as two or three years down the road, his company’s intent is develop houses on the property in line with the land use designated to the property in the Official Community Plan, which is T4–walk up residential. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It is a gold mine:’ Builders warned of rising lumber thefts across Canada

Many North American mills curtailed production temporarily earlier in 2020 because of COVID lockdowns

Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The downtown kiosks were recently painted black. Tourism Revelstoke said decals still need to be added and information inside the kiosks will also be updated. The city said the black paint is temporary as the area is slotted to be completely revamped in the coming years. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Newly painted black Revelstoke kiosks temporary fix; city

The recent colour changed caused an uproar on Facebook

The downtown kiosks were recently painted black. Tourism Revelstoke said decals still need to be added and information inside the kiosks will also be updated. The city said the black paint is temporary as the area is slotted to be completely revamped in the coming years. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Construction is well underway for the new Multigenerational Activity Centre and the Nexus Complex upgrade in Lake Country. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country activity centre costs escalate

Project benefitting babies to seniors expected to be completed in August

Construction is well underway for the new Multigenerational Activity Centre and the Nexus Complex upgrade in Lake Country. (District of Lake Country photo)
A rendering of the proposed multi-family development on Newlands Rd. (

Another housing development proposed for Newlands Rd

Phase one of the project is single-family homes and currently under construction

A rendering of the proposed multi-family development on Newlands Rd. (
Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Inflation up 2.2% in March but figures reflect declines during pandemic

Monthly inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February

Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
The next phase of Lakestone includes 57 units extending from Beacon Hill Drive. (District of Lake Country)

Lakestone develops more homes in Okanagan

Next phase include 57 unit in Beacon Hill Drive extension

The next phase of Lakestone includes 57 units extending from Beacon Hill Drive. (District of Lake Country)
Revelstoke city hall is currently under refurbishment. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Revelstoke)

Revelstoke city substantially reduces wait time for development permits

Approval times have gone down while number of applicants have gone up

Revelstoke city hall is currently under refurbishment. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Revelstoke)
The home that pushed Absolute Contracting to becoming a finalist was built last year on Lee Road. (Submitted)

Revelstoke construction company finalist for prestigious award

It’s the first time a Revelstoke company is a finalist for a Georgie Award

The home that pushed Absolute Contracting to becoming a finalist was built last year on Lee Road. (Submitted)
Teresa and Nick Braam of Edgehill Homes have received four gold medals from the Canadian Home Builders Association South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Jon Adrian)

Summerland building company recognized for excellence

Edgehill Homes receives four golds at Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan awards

Teresa and Nick Braam of Edgehill Homes have received four gold medals from the Canadian Home Builders Association South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Jon Adrian)