affordable housing

Last year’s Meaning of Home contest runner up Alice Hopkins from Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

What does home mean to you?

Habitat for Humanity kicks off 2021’s edition of annual writing contest


Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus


The concept drawing presented to Campbell River city council showing the affordable housing facility planned for 850 Dogwood Street. Some are questioning the definition of ‘affordable,’ however. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Some in Campbell River questioning the definition of ‘affordable housing’

Definitions are set at the provincial level, according to council, but they’re working to change them


Coalition to End Homelessness asks SRD to find a way to hold public hearings

Letter describes postponing public hearings until September as ‘unfathomable’

SRD’s affordable housing role needs to be strengthened – Report

Forward-looking OCPs and long-range planning suggested

Intensify and diversify to improve housing in Campbell River – report

More diverse housing should help alleviate some of Campbell River’s growing pains

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

‘Blanket’ secondary suites bylaw for Campbell River stalls after first reading

Suites may be allowed in ‘all new construction’ but possibly not in ‘established neighbourhoods’

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment

B.C. to give renters a break on deposits, rent increases

Short-term lease loophole to be closed, Selina Robinson says