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Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River group wants to say “Yes in my backyard”

Those interested invited to help educate, advocate and speak for positive housing development

 

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

 

Photos taken from the end of 15th Avenue. Photo courtesy Catherine Slater

Institute only new, safer and healthier ideas of Smart Growth development in Campbell River: letter

Open Letter to the Mayor and Council, The development atQuinsam Road is…

  • Jan 26, 2022

 

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Group getting into gear in push to develop replacement Vancouver Island racetrack

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
A map showing the approximate extent of two properties (in green) proposed as the site of a new ‘clustered’ residential development south of Quinsam Road in Campbell River. Google Maps 2021.

City council considering rezoning for ‘complex’ Quinsam Road development

Project would provide diversity of housing forms and densities; area features wetlands and creeks

A map showing the approximate extent of two properties (in green) proposed as the site of a new ‘clustered’ residential development south of Quinsam Road in Campbell River. Google Maps 2021.
View of the site of a proposed five-storey apartment building on South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

City council denies variance for Island Highway apartment building height

Bylaw requires building heights not exceed three metres below ridgetop to conserve viewscapes

View of the site of a proposed five-storey apartment building on South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

$89.6-million engineering, computer science expansion coming at University of Victoria

Two new facilities on campus will create room for 500 more students

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
The Jubilee Heights community is being built out with a phased approach to ensure that construction of all aspects of the community are completed at a pace which reflects not only market demand - but also community infrastructure, the developer, Couverdon Real Estate, says. Couverdon photo

Jubilee Heights developer puts master plan on its website

Couverdon Real Estate says it is working with builders and landowners to…

  • May 19, 2021
The Jubilee Heights community is being built out with a phased approach to ensure that construction of all aspects of the community are completed at a pace which reflects not only market demand - but also community infrastructure, the developer, Couverdon Real Estate, says. Couverdon photo
The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)

Top developments north of the Malahat honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Nanaimo’s Village on Third takes top honour at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)
Campbell River’s bald eagle nesting tree rules could take some ideas from the forestry sector. (Conservation Officer Service photo)

Campbell River’s eagle tree bylaw could see improvements: biologist

Take notes from forestry industry’s riparian area rules, biologist suggests

Campbell River’s bald eagle nesting tree rules could take some ideas from the forestry sector. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
Eagle nesting trees are protected in Campbell River, but only certain trees have the designation. File photo

Protecting Campbell River’s nesting trees lets eagles and humans coexist

Specific trees can be added to the list provided they meet criteria

Eagle nesting trees are protected in Campbell River, but only certain trees have the designation. File photo
The rezoning application based on a second proposal from WestUrban Developments for the property at the corner of Island Highway and 3rd Avenue, 15 townhomes rather than a four-storey apartment complex, has been denied by Campbell River city council. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Revamped proposal for 292 Island Highway quashed by neighbourhood opposition

After saying an apartment building wouldn’t fly, council also shuts down 15-unit townhouse complex

The rezoning application based on a second proposal from WestUrban Developments for the property at the corner of Island Highway and 3rd Avenue, 15 townhomes rather than a four-storey apartment complex, has been denied by Campbell River city council. Image from City of Campbell River staff report
The full build-out of Seymour Village, shown here in a concept illustration provided to council, will include two more six-storey apartment complexes (seen at left of image) built alongside the 10-storey tower approved for Phase 3. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Two more 6-storey apartment buildings coming to Broadstreet’s Dogwood Street complex

106 more apartments brings total build-out of the project to 284 market rental units when complete

The full build-out of Seymour Village, shown here in a concept illustration provided to council, will include two more six-storey apartment complexes (seen at left of image) built alongside the 10-storey tower approved for Phase 3. Image from City of Campbell River staff report
This is the conceptual drawing of the multi-use complex to be built by Crowne Pacific Properties to house their offices and 26 units of housing on Pier Street. Image from City of Campbell River Staff Report

New office and housing complex coming to Pier Street

After more than 20 years sitting vacant, lot between Gov’t Wharf and Georgia Quay will be developed

This is the conceptual drawing of the multi-use complex to be built by Crowne Pacific Properties to house their offices and 26 units of housing on Pier Street. Image from City of Campbell River Staff Report
The construction of the complex being built at 850 Dogwood Street that is expected to cause traffic delays in the area. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Campbell River drivers should expect upcoming traffic delays on Dogwood between 8th and 9th

Construction on 79-unit housing complex at 850 Dogwood will lower speed limit to 30 km/hr

The construction of the complex being built at 850 Dogwood Street that is expected to cause traffic delays in the area. Image from City of Campbell River staff report
Campbell River city council has sent WestUrban Developments back to the drawing board after the neighbourhood said no to a new apartment complex at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Highway 19A. Concept drawing from City of Campbell River report

Neighbourhood opposition sends developer back to drawing board

‘This is not the location for a four-storey apartment building. It just isn’t.’

Campbell River city council has sent WestUrban Developments back to the drawing board after the neighbourhood said no to a new apartment complex at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Highway 19A. Concept drawing from City of Campbell River report
A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)

Retirement dream home turns into 16-inch nightmare for Vancouver Island woman

Qualicum Beach council: ‘hardline is totally warranted’ in denying occupancy over house height

A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)
LETTERS

No one suggested saying no to a new library

Re: City should consider “fresh alternative” to library plan – Campbell River…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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There must be some room for a second look

In response to Dan Samson’s letter of Nov. 4, I wish to…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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Neighbours concerned about proposed apartment complex on Island Highway

City says it’s early in the process, still, and residents will ‘absolutely’ have their concerns heard