Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Housing Issues of the Northwest -- 2018 Archive page

An Archive for 2018 of items related to Housing for the North West.


December 20 -- Ketchikan City Council raises property tax, utility rates
December 19 -- Ketchikan City Council to vote on tax, utility increases
December 18 -- Provincial homeless count including Terrace numbers released
December 14 -- Northern Housing markets continue to heat up thanks to increased resource development
December 14 -- Horizon Norther construction to start soon
December 12 -- Terrace Supportive Housing project delayed until end of winter
December 12 -- Rental Housing Task Force submits final report
December 11 -- Aboriginal Housing at CNC "A while off'
December 11 -- Tiny homes in the First City explored
December 10 -- Supportive Housing project progressing along Park Avenue  NCR
December 8 -- Two projects to tackle Haisla housing shortage
December 8 -- Residential projects delayed for years in Terrace pick back up
December 7 -- City of Terrace leaps into real estate market
December 6 -- Canadian Homebuilders Association reacts to Clean BC Plan
December 6 -- Terrace Council briefs
December 4 -- ATCO takse Civeo's place in construction of LNG Canada Work Camp
December 4 -- ATCO replaces Civeo in Cedar Valley Lodge Project at Kitimat
December 4 -- Civeo pulls out of LNG Canada worker camp agreement
December 4 -- Occupancy set for January for Port Edward's Grey Owl Retreat  NCR
December 3 -- RDBN wants flexibility with additional dwellings on farmland


November 30 -- Witset low-income apartment funding
November 29 -- Province commits $76M to build homes for Indigenous families
November 28 -- Smithers council donates land for new housing project
November 26 -- BC to improve social housing, while reducing pollution
November 26 -- Province funds nine Indigenous housing projects in Northern BC
November 26 -- Provincial government commits $5.2 million to build new homes in Witset
November 26 -- Teegee pleased with uptick in affordable housing units
November 26 -- 206 homes for Indigenous people in the North Coast and Skeena region
November 26 -- Lax Kw'alaams receives provincial funding for both On and Off Reserve Housing initiatives  NCR
November 24 -- BC announces 1143 homes for Indigenous peoples
November 24 -- Housing advocates welcome funding for Q.C. fourplex
November 22 -- Province announces plans to upgrade heating in social housing units
November 22 -- Notaries Offer Advice for National Housing Day
November 22 -- Wait times cut in half a plus for Northern BC landlords, renters
November 21 -- Smithers and Telkwa get affordable housing
November 20 -- LNG Canada contracting construction of additional modular housing units
November 15 -- Home sales across Northern BC hold strong in October: BCREA
November 14 -- Terrace building report show a successful October
November 14 -- BC Government's housing plans bring housing options to Smithers, Telkwa and Haida Gwaii  NCR
November 13 -- Province announces 4,900 new affordable rental homes across BC
November 13 -- More low-and middle income affordable housing on its way across BC
November 13 -- Affordable rental homes coming to Smithers, Telkwa
November 13 -- Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Housing taking shape on east side  NCR
November 9 -- Do you think dirty money is corrupting BC's real estate market
November 9 -- Province launches public consultations into real estate money laundering
November 8 -- Smithers supportive housing for the homeless done in December
November 5 -- Extra Bed Space in Broadway shelter as Winter approaches
November 2 -- Winter Warming Shelters Now open across Northwest  NCR
November 2 -- Seniors Housing project near completion in Port Edward  NCR


October 31 -- Land clearing complete, Prince Rupert Supportive Housing site sits ready for construction phase  NCR
October 31 -- Temporary Extreme weather shelters coming for the PG winter
October 31 -- Temporary and extreme weather response shelters open in Prince George
October 31 -- Housing for women and children fleeing violence
October 29 -- Many in need of shelter in Prince George as winter approaches (video)
October 26 -- Province offers support for women, children feeling violence
October 26 -- Two Northwest communities to host Transition Housing projects  NCR
October 26 -- Prince George building permit values reach record highs
October 26 -- Record year for Prince George building permit values
October 25 -- $734 million in funding announced for women and children fleeing violence
October 25 -- E Fry housing project for Prince George gets green light
October 25 -- New resources for women and children fleeing violence
October 25 -- Kitimat, Smithers and Prince George hosting 3 transition housing projects
October 24 -- "We have never seen so many people sleeping on the streets (Prince George) SVDP Chair
October 23 -- Smithers supportive housing progress (video)
October 23 -- Construction begins on Smithers Supportive Housing project
October 19 -- Michelle Mungall responds to Kitimat housing crunch (audio)
October 18 -- Kitimat real estate sizzles after LNG announcement (audio)
October 18 -- Kitimat housing market skyrockets after LNG announcement; Mayoral candidates weigh in  (audio)
October 17 -- Lake Babine Nation builds affordable rental units
October 13 -- Initiative to combat homelessness is under construction
October 13 -- "It's been crazy": Almost all properties in Kitimat sold after LNG announcement
October 12 -- LNG Canada announcement sends Kitimat real estate skyward  NCR
October 10 -- BCNREB third quarter numbers reflect active Kitimat, Terrace markets NCR
October 10 -- Terrace Council votes to ignore Sunday construction restriction on affordable housing project
October 9 -- Real estate market explodes: "It's been crazy"
October 7 -- Housing a top issue for future Masset Mayor and council
October 5 -- Northern Real Estate Board lists Fort St. John, Prince George and Terrace as most expensive
October 4 -- LNG Canada promises to buffer housing impacts
October 4 -- Here's what your landlord can and can't do with a rental increase in BC
October 4 -- Craig, AK voters reject property tax repeal initiative
October 1 -- New system to improve land title transfers


September 28 -- Craig Alaska consider eliminating property tax
September 28 -- Province introduces new program to make homes more energy efficient
September 27 -- Province launches probe into real estate money laundering
September 26 -- Prince George council candidates  on affordable housing (audio)
September 26 -- Province cuts maximum allowable rental rate increase
September 25 -- Pay for city's senior managers a hot topic at forum
September 25 -- Potential changes to annual rent increase cap should not be an issue in the North: BCNREB President
September 24 -- Ground broken on PG condo project
September 24 -- 'Skinny' houses could alleviate shortage
September 24 -- Rental Housing Task Force recommends changes to rental rate increases
September 21 -- MLA gives assurance on affordable housing
September 19 -- Decision on Burns Lake's workforce camp 'pending very soon': Coastal Gas Link
September 13 -- PG Mayor Hall elated about new government program, waiting Horgan's response to housing
September 11 -- Terrace sees leap in number of homes being built in 2018
September 11 -- Housing costs steal the show during day 1 of UBCM convention


August 30 -- Past zoning arrangement come back as focus on trailer home eviction plans  NCR
August 22 -- Last mobile home owners in Prince Rupert fighting eviction
August 21 -- Millennial-friendly projects in Prince George making housing more realistic
August 20 -- New Senior Housing project on the way?
August 17 -- MLA's mid summer review puts focus on Housing, Transportation  NCR
August 17 -- Housing assessment in front of Ketchikan assembly
August 13 -- "The North was in  sellers market territory in July,": BCREA
August 10 -- Tax Breaks for Smithers Businesses that offer housing (video)
August 7 -- Mayor Brain, Councillor Mirau offer housing response in wake of recent permissive tax exemption decision  NCR
August 3 -- New Seniors Housing planned for Port Edward (video)
August 3 -- Former Anchor Inn to be home to 46 low-income units
August 3 -- Repurposed Anchor Inn to offer some relief for Prince Rupert's housing crunch  NCR
August 2 -- Supportive Housing project gets underway in Terrace (video)
August 2 -- North Coast Transition Society seeks some helpful hands for Sunday Shelter dinners  NCR
August 2 -- Supportive housing in Terrace breaks ground
August 2 -- Province breaks ground on modular housing project in Terrace
August 2 -- Housing Minister visits Terrace to break ground on new supportive housing units (audio)
August 2 -- In all fairness
August 1 -- Shovels in the ground for Port Edward's seniors housing
August 1 -- Camp contract awarded by LNG Canada
August 1 -- Province breaks ground on Prince Rupert's modular housing project
August 1 -- City confirms extension for Extreme Weather Shelter on Third Avenue West  NCR
August 1 -- Province breaks ground on Prince Rupert's modular housing project
August 1 -- New homes on the way for Kitimat women facing violence
August 1 -- Homelessness increase in Smithers
August 1 -- New transition housing coming to Kitimat
August 1 -- How Prince George is solving affordable housing problems


July 31 -- New supportive housing for homeless coming  to Prince Rupert soon
July 31 -- Construction starts on new supportive homes in Prince Rupert
July 31 -- Timeline shifts for Supportive Housing in Prince Rupert  NCR
July 30 -- Low-income housing denied tax exemption in Prince Rupert
July 26 -- City Council rejects two requests for Permissive Tax Exemptions NCR
July 26 -- Two Hooterville homes set for seizure
July 26 -- BC Government confirms 2,000 new supportive housing projects in under a year
July 25 -- Council to push province on energy efficiency program
July 24 -- Haida Gwaii Village walks back plans restricting Airbnb
July 23 -- Smithers downtown residential tax break passed
July 23 -- Queen Charlotte facing a housing crunch
July 22 -- Queen Charlotte faces housing crisis, targets short-term rentals
July 22 -- Supportive housing modules housed on Main Street
July 19 -- New Playground process underway for Forest Hill Heights
July 18 -- Metlakatla Development Corporation pitches in with Trinity House  NCR
July 18 -- Affordable housing for Seniors and people with disabilities
July 18 -- Home Sales Rise Sharply in Kitimat
July 18 -- Kitimat Forest Hill Park Proposal
July 17 -- Squatters' campfire leads to emergency response
July 14 -- Housing indicators reflect a seller's market in Terrace, Kitimat
July 12 -- Sales drop, listings increase for Prince Rupert in latest numbers from BC Northern Real Estate Board  NCR
July 11 -- House prices maintain upward trend, says BCNREB
July 11 -- Speculation over LNG project ramps up real estate prices in Kitimat, prompting concerns over affordability (audio)
July 11 -- Housing sales on the decline for most of the BVLD
July 11 -- City seeks quotations for work to replace storm and water infrastructure at 7th and Green NCR
July 10 -- Smithers to receive affordable accessible housing
July 6 -- Work gets underway for Supportive Housing project in Smithers
July 5 -- Homeless in Terrace could see supportive housing options by December


June 28 -- Thoughts on amenities, road safety among Council commentary on Park Avenue Housing permit process  NCR
June 27 -- Stained Glass included ... Former First Presbyterian Church goes onto the market at $540,000 ask price  NCR
June 26 -- Development permit issued for 36 BC Housing units next to Transition House
June 25 -- Council to review the Development Permit Application for Park Avenue Supportive Housing plans  NCR
June 21 -- Politics cloud Aboriginal housing plan
June 20 -- Landlords and renters raise issues and solutions at Housing Task Force
June 19 -- Rental housing Task Force meets for public consultations in Terrace
June 19 -- Rental housing task force in Prince George
June 19 -- Province of BC to invest more money for housing, with focus on Indigenous housing both on and off reserve  NCR
June 18 -- Provincial Government announces new building BC: Indigenous housing Fund
June 18 -- BC introduces 0n-,Off-Reserve Housing Fund for First Nations 
June 18 -- BC unveils $550M indigenous housing fund
June 18 -- Province to fund on-and off reserve housing
June 18 -- Premier Announced Millions in Housing Funds  (video)
June 18 -- Province kicks off Aboriginal housing effort
June 15 -- Housing demand slowing in Northern BC due to new mortgage rules
June 14 -- Realtor ban on 'dual agency' comes into force
June 12 -- Smithers Town council goes agead with Letter of support for the DIK TIY Housing Society
June 10 -- Affordable housing group looking for Smithers' support
June 8 -- 2018 is looking Solid for New Housing Construction in PG (video)
June 6 -- Housing shortage on Haida Gwaii (audio)
June 6 -- Haida Gwaii community looking to crack down on short term rentals
June 1 -- Queen Charlotte council prepares to regulate Airbnbs


May 29 -- Terrace makes for only Northwest stop on Rental Housing Task Force Itinerary  NCR
May 29 -- New 23 bed safe house under construction along Highway of Tears
May 29 -- The path towards the Park Avenue Supportive Housing project starts with a Public Notice  NCR
May 28 -- Rental housing task force to hold session in Prince George
May 28 -- Safe House to support Highway of Tears
May 25 -- Refuge to house Indigenous women fleeing abuse
May 24 -- Smithers Council wants more info before Supporting Affordable Housing proposal for Hilltop Pub
May 22 -- Converting the Hilltop Inn into affordable housing
May 22 -- Affordable Prince George Senior Housing apartment accepting Applications
May 21 -- Province to fund social housing in Queen Charlotte
May 19 -- Kitimat, Terrace home sales up from 2017
May 18 -- New supportive housing coming to Haida Gwaii
May 18 -- 19 new homes on the way for Haida Gwaii's most vulnerable residents  NCR
May 18 -- City's approach to housing leaving many gaps when it comes to affordable options  NCR
May 17 -- Study highlights Queen Charlotte housing needs 
May 15 -- Affordable housing plan in Terrace seeks more funding
May 14 -- Northern BC Housing Market tightens in April: BCREA
May 11 -- Average rent increased by $132 in Prince Rupert
May 8 -- Overspending on rent has become the 'new normal'
May 8 -- NWCC expands housing options to Smithers, with hopes for North Coast plans in the future  NCR
May 7 -- Developers break ground on downtown Prince George condo project
May 4 -- Complexities of Smithers homelessness brought to Province
May 1 -- Task force aiming to tacking Burns Lake housing crunch
May 2 -- CNC Housing benefiting from Provincial funding
May 1 -- Province announces $11.6 million in funding for indigenous residence at CNC, upgrades
May 1 -- New Indigenous housing unit set for CNC
May 1 -- CNC to build Indigenous housing


April 30 -- NWCC student housing for Smithers delayed
April 30 -- More College Heights housing takes step forward in Prince George
April 30 -- Prince George Council approves rezoning for apartment complex
April 30 -- 192 unit housing project passes Third reading in Prince George
April 28 -- CNC signs memorandum with Aboriginal Housing Society of PG
April 28 -- Prince George Home Sales up in first quarter of 2018
April 27 -- Raffles Days numbered as an Emergency Housing option in Prince Rupert  NCR
April 26 -- Real estate market in 2018 similar to last year 
April 25 -- New Home sales spike in Prince George
April 23 -- Homelessness survey in Smithers
April 20 -- Modular housing timeline for Prince Rupert (video)
April 20 -- Modular Housing to be built this summer in Prince Rupert
April 20 -- Modualr housing coming to Prince Rupert in 2018, announces MLA Jennifer Rice
April 20 -- Much anticipated supportive housing proposal will see summer time build set for property on Park Avenue  NCR
April 19 -- Weather delay for Smithers supportive housing
April 17 -- Single-family home sales climbing in Terrace
April 16 -- Links to LNG cancellations seen in Prince Rupert's latest real estate market findings  NCR
April 16 -- Housing Hub plans make for the focus for North Coast MLA Rice  NCR
April 15 -- Prince Rupert housing market drops in first quarter
April 15 -- Smithers College housing approved
April 12 -- Housing sales in Northern BC continue downward trend in March
April 11 -- Northern Real Estate First Quarter Release
April 9 -- Prince Rupert among three list topping communities when it comes to High levels for Housing Affordability  NCR
April 5 -- Smithers a tough rental market: realtor
April 4 -- New Smithers homeless count
April 1 -- Kitimat housing affordability the second highest in northern B.C.


March 29 -- Council reviews crosswalk contract and updating a decades-old development bylaw
March 29 -- City Council moves forward with first update to City's Development Procedures Bylaw in thirty years  NCR
march 28 -- Public shows support for Trinity House
March 28 -- With strong support from the public gallery; supportive housing residence sails through Public Hearing  NCR
March 26 -- Process for supportive housing residence on 11th Avenue East could come to an end this evening, with Public Hearing on proposed zoning change NCR
March 22 -- Prince Rupert's Extreme Weather shelter extension (video)
March 22 -- Prince Rupert's Third Avenue Extreme weather shelter extends service until end of May NCR
March 21 -- Ketchikan overnight warming centre se to close for the season
March 21 -- Extreme weather shelter will stay open for two more months
March 20 -- Prince Rupert's vacant properties (video)
March 19 -- Public Hearing notice issued for Supportive Recovery Housing proposal on 11th Avenue East  NCR
March 18 -- Housing affordability in Northern BC stays modest in 2017: BCNREB
March 16 -- As we cross mid-March, still no updates on status of much anticipated modular homes promised for delivery this month  NCR
March 15 -- How many homeless people are in Prince Rupert? The province wants to know
March 15 -- Petersburg planning commission sends new development code to assembly
March 15 -- Prince Rupert Homeless count to take place March 21st  NCR
March 14 -- Home sales across BC hit by strict new mortgage rules
March 14 -- Home ownership realistic in Northern BC
March 14 -- In Prince Rupert; Housing approvals, don't always mean housing starts  NCR
March 9 -- Prince Rupert Homeless count plans (video)
March 9 -- North Coast Transition Society to conduct Homeless Count march 21
March 9 -- B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year
March 9 -- Grants to help Kassan build duplex for teachers, low income residents
March 9 -- Kanata land issue, School calendar for 2018-19 make for dominant themes from March School District 52 meeting NCR
March 8 -- Deal for Kanata school property falls through
March 5 -- Smithers Home Hardware owner on new building traffic, apartment
March 5 -- Ketchikan borough housing-needs assessment moves forward
March 1 -- Supportive Housing facility proposal heads to Public Hearing set for March NCR
March 1 -- Terraceview Lodge meets B.C standard of care


February 28 -- Dual agency real estate rules booted to June
February 27 -- Ksan Society converts Terrace emergency shelter to low-barrier
February 21 -- Bulkley Nechako Regional District to provide building inspector
February 19 -- Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston
February 15 -- Complete Streets and supportive housing bylaw
February 15 -- Contractors optimistic for the coming year
February 15 -- City Council passes motion for Housing Agreement with 11th Avenue East supportive housing proposal  NCR
February 7 -- Variance permits brings developer closer to 45 home subdivision


January 30 -- Combined listing prices of Van Arsdol properties tops Two Million Dollars  NCR
January 25 -- Major projects boost local construction scene
January 23 -- Public Hearing in February next step for proposed 11th Avenue Supportive Recovery House  NCR
January 13 -- Terrace residents discuss poverty at provincial engagement meeting
January 13 -- CDC's housing section looking for new home
January 13 -- Kitimat registers biggest drop in property assessments
January 12 -- Mountain Point land sale returns for Ketchikan Assembly vote
January 12 -- Province seeks public opinion on poverty
January 12 -- Residential Housing Sales for northern BC remained stable through 2017
January 12 -- Northern BC Home Sales relatively balanced in 2017
January 11 -- Town of Smithers joins seven other communities across province working on addressing homelessness
January 11 -- BC Poverty reduction strategy community meeting in Smithers
January 11 -- Prince Rupert Poverty Reduction Meeting (video)
January 10 -- Terrace and area home values dip slightly, assessment figures show
January 10 -- Supportive housing units coming to Smithers
January 10 -- Smithers supportive housing closer to reality
January 10 -- More info shared on Smithers co-housing development
January 10 -- Smithers Town Council moving forward with Housing Project at Queen and Railway
January 9 -- Home sales in Terrace hold steady, values drop slightly
January 9 -- Home value on the rise in Rupert
January 9 -- Supportive Housing Project Open House Recap
January 9 -- Town Council Preview: BC Housing Public Hearing, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
January 8 -- Smithers Supportive Housing Project Open House is tonight
January 10 -- Smithers Town Council moving forward with housing project at Queen and Railway
January 10 -- Terrace and area home values dip slightly, assessment figures show
January 9 -- Home sales in Terrace hold steady, valued drop slightly
January 9 -- Supportive Housing proponent schedules information meeting for January 18th  NCR
January 8 -- Nisga'a Hall the host venue for January 11th Provincial Poverty reduction session in Prince Rupert  NCR
January 8 -- Prince Rupert property assessments hold firm, or feature slight increase for 2018  NCR
January 5 -- Prices and sales for single family homes rose in 2017
January 5 -- Northern Real Estate Board says Northwest held relatively steady despite volatile year (audio)
January 5 -- Flood-zone map expansion affects more Ketchikan property owners
January 5 -- Real Estate Transactions rise in Bulkley Valley
January 5 -- Bulkley-Nechako region enjoys progressive 2017 in housing sales
January 5 -- Northwest Homes Sales (video)
January 5 -- Prince Rupert Had Strongest Real Estate Market in Northwest BC in 2017
January 4 -- Majority of assessment notices show slight increase in Northern BC
January 3 -- Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million
January 3 -- BC Government raises homeowner grant for Northern Owners
January 3 -- Smithers co-housing group buys land
January 3 -- Burns Lake updating unsightly bylaw
January 3 -- Kitimat assessments (video)
January 3 -- Provincial government announces small hike to home-owner grant threshold
January 2 -- What's your home worth?
January 2 -- Stiffer guidelines to mortgage qualifications
January 2 -- Home prices increase in the Bulkley Valley
January 2 -- Property value in Northern BC on the rise
January 2 -- Property assessments down a little in Terrace, and a lot in Kitimat -- But most other places see increases
January 2 -- Northwest property assessments (video)

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