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Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat down to single-lane alternating traffic Wednesday night

Prep work, overnight paving will cause delays for drivers

Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!

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Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!
The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

Clovelly Terrace in Saanich closed for water main upgrade

Infrastructure replacement part of Saanich’s annual upgrade program

The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer acquires Lantzville-based competitor

Nanaimo-based Atlas Engineered Products buys Hi-Tec Industries in $9 million deal

Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)
Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Highway 14 improvements to be ‘significantly complete’ by fall: Province

The province said the project near Sooke remains on time and budget

Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

End in sight soon for daytime closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway

Mid-day closures to facilitate $53.96 million Kennedy Hill improvement project end March 11

Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Galloping Goose Regional Trail to be closed for repairs in Sooke Monday, Tuesday

Trail users asked to find alternate route while storm damage is repaired

The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Langford is looking to reduce carbon emissions in construction with its new concrete policy. (Photo courtesy Butler Concrete & Aggregate)

New Langford low carbon concrete policy comes into force in 2022

West Shore city aims to offset high greenhouse gas emissions from cement manufacturing

The City of Langford is looking to reduce carbon emissions in construction with its new concrete policy. (Photo courtesy Butler Concrete & Aggregate)
The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Temporary road closures into next week as crews repair damage in Highlands

Sections of Millstream Lake Road and Ross Durrance Road will be closed for 20 minute stretches

The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)
This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New construction in Sidney starts to bottom out after peaking in 2020

Year-to-date permits worth $24.2 million through October; 2020 total $74.5 million in 10 months

This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Colwood greenlights seven cycling, sidewalk upgrades

City will also welcome community input into design process in new year

The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)
The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Engineer on troubled Langford building unqualified: regulatory body

Brian McClure ‘erroneously believed that his prior experience qualified him to design Danbrook One’

The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man on house arrest nabbed near broken-into Esquimalt construction site

Fleeing man tackled by officer after brief chase from Tillicum Road site

Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

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NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

WorkSafe BC checks on asbestos removal at home demolition in Langford

Resident worried about potential health concerns as house demos occur

NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Value of building permits skyrockets in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria building permit values rise 27% while Canada as a whole sees a 4% decline

While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)