Construction

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
A full closure of Aberdeen Road will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for CN Rail work at the crossing. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic in both directions. (Google Maps)

Rail crossing work to close Coldstream road for 12 hours

Aberdeen Road will be shut in both directions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15

A full closure of Aberdeen Road will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for CN Rail work at the crossing. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic in both directions. (Google Maps)
The next phase of Lakestone includes 57 units extending from Beacon Hill Drive. (District of Lake Country)

Lakestone develops more homes in Lake Country

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)
Construction Month

April is Construction Month in BC

Let’s thank the skilled tradespeople who helped keep our economy going during COVID-19

  • Mar 29, 2021
Construction Month
The City of Vernon has finalized the cost of making a temporary four-way stop permanent at 43rd Avenue and 20th Street, along with other capital project decisions made at council’s regular meeting Monday, March 8, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon council sets budget for four-way stop, other transportation projects

Council endorsed increasing transportation safety project budget from $20K to $100K

The City of Vernon has finalized the cost of making a temporary four-way stop permanent at 43rd Avenue and 20th Street, along with other capital project decisions made at council’s regular meeting Monday, March 8, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
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)
Charlotte and Travis Erdely

Life and style with Charlotte Erdeley

Custom home building as a team with husband Travis

  • Feb 1, 2021
Charlotte and Travis Erdely
Design rendering for the proposed Coldstream Community Centre. An advisory committee will make a decision on the latest site plan Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Sahuri & Associates rendering)

Coldstream committee endorses site plan for new community hall

Design renderings have been released for the centre that would add 84 local child care spaces

Design rendering for the proposed Coldstream Community Centre. An advisory committee will make a decision on the latest site plan Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Sahuri & Associates rendering)
Crews are repairing a water main break along 34th Street in Vernon Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Water service down for Vernon residents along 34th Street

Crews are repairing a water main break and expect service to be down for 2-3 hours

Crews are repairing a water main break along 34th Street in Vernon Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021
Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe
Crews demolished the decrepit building at the corner of 31st Avenue and 33rd Street in downtown Vernon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The building was once home to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Vernon branch. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site

The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year

Crews demolished the decrepit building at the corner of 31st Avenue and 33rd Street in downtown Vernon Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The building was once home to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Vernon branch. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
(Pixabay photo)

Company fined after worker falls through roof at Kelowna construction site

WorkSafeBC says no form of fall protection was used, resulting in serious injuries

(Pixabay photo)
The multi-use trail that runs through Vernon’s Polson Park will be closed Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 while crews complete upgrades. (Contributed)

One-day closure for Polson Park trail

The pedestrian and cycling trail will be closed Friday Nov. 20 as crews complete upgrades

The multi-use trail that runs through Vernon’s Polson Park will be closed Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 while crews complete upgrades. (Contributed)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Repairs to closed bridge east of Enderby to begin Monday

Baxter Bridge is expected to be closed to vehicles for 3-6 weeks due to a structural failure

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Team effort completes Vernon neighbourhood

Construction has finished on the 77th and final home at Barnard’s Village

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)