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Old November 1st, 2005, 01:45 AM   #21
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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2005
CITY OF KAMLOOPS CONSIDERS PURCHASING DOWNTOWN
HERITAGE BUILDING
Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops has expressed an interest in purchasing the heritage
building located at 7 West Seymour St. currently owned by Hostelling International – Canada -
Pacific Mountain Region (- formerly known as “The Old Kamloops Courthouse”). Preliminary
discussions have been held with Hostelling International officials to acquire this historic property.
An offer to purchase would be conditional upon the City completing a review of its long-term space
needs for municipal purposes, assessing the renovation costs and purchase price.
“Council and staff recognize the Old Kamloops Courthouse as a prominent public building because
of its significant history and heritage value,” said Mayor Mel Rothenburger, “This acquisition
would create an opportunity for continued preservation of our heritage and enables the City to
cluster its services in the heart of downtown.”

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China Trade Seminar to Focus on Kamloops
Kamloops businesses will learn how to capitalize on world’s fastest growing economy.
Kamloops, BC- On Dec.1, 2005 Venture Kamloops will host a half-day workshop called
“Growing Your Business in China”. This practical, hands-on seminar will inform
Kamloops and area businesses how to take advantage of the historic Business Exchange
Protocol Agreement recently signed between the City of Kamloops, Venture Kamloops
and Vice Mayor Jin of Changping District of Beijing, China.
“Kamloops is one of only a few communities in Canada to have a formal business
exchange agreement with the Chinese government,” says Jeff Putnam, acting executive
director for Venture Kamloops, “We want to help business utilize this competitive
advantage and learn from experts on the Chinese economy, trade opportunities and
immigration law.”
Guest speakers include Kamloops Mayor Mel Rothenburger, Gretchen Bozak, deputy
director and trade commissioner - International Trade Canada, Cyndi McLeod, executive
director – TRU World, as well as legal experts on immigration and trade with China.
The Dec.1 workshop will take place in the Panorama Room (Third Floor, TRU
International Building) and runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm with a reception hosted by
Venture Kamloops between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
The cost is only $24.00 per person prior to Nov.15. Due to limited space it is
recommended to register early by contacting Venture Kamloops at 828-6818 or email
[email protected]. Seminar, payment and registration details are posted on the
Venture Kamloops website at www.venturekamloops.com.

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I did hear rumours of a new extra foods store in Prince Rupert from my neighbour in Prince George. He is the assistant manager at the PG store. The prince george store is expanding as well to be a similar size to the ones in vanderhoof and quesnel. A walmart is also proposed for smithers. With all the cheap dutch people in smithers I thnk that walmart would be a hit lol.
Hahah.

It's quite too bad there isn't any room at the current Prince Rupert Airport to expand into an International Airport. With trade, especially, a direct link from China to Prince Rupert would be much more convenient than to fly pass Prince Rupert, land in Vancouver, then transfer BACK up to Prince Rupert.

I would love to hear other development projects from other northern BC towns. Anything forumers from Terrace or Fort St. John?
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Not much of a Battle to re-energize block



By MARKUS ERMISCH

Staff reporter
Nov 02 2005

City council is expected to give its blessing to the redevelopment of the 400-block of Battle Street at Tuesday's council meeting.

By signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU), the mayor, on behalf of city council, will allow the project to advance to the next stages: Requests for an expression of interest and a request for proposals.

Should property owners agree to the Battle Street project, and once a developer is found, the block will see the construction of mixed housing, which is a combination of commercial, residential and subsidized housing.

All property owners have agreed in principle to sign the MOU and proceed with the project.

Partners in the project will have to decide on a final design.

Participants in a city-planning exercise, called a design charette, devised three different models of how to re-develop the block.

Two of the concepts include the construction of high-rises, standing about eight or nine storeys, and all three include a type of row houses.

All three also include some form of additional landscaping.

The property on which the mixed housing may eventually be constructed is owned by the Kamloops Society for Community Living.

This past spring, the three boarded-up houses on the site were demolished to make room for future development.

At the time, Deb Steele, the KSCL's community awareness co-ordinator, said her organization doesn't "have to own the land on that block forever," but added that the KSCL would like to own some assisted-living units should the development proceed.

The project grew out of the National Homelessness Initiative, which led to the formation of a local Supporting Community Partnership Initiative working group.

This group identified the 400- block of Battle Street as suitable for a mixed housing project.

Property owners on the block include the United Church, YMCA-YWCA, the Kamloops Society for Community Living and Carmel Pharmacy Ltd.


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CONSTRUCTION HISTORY OF SUN PEAKS RESORT IN KAMLOOPS
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1961 The Burfield Lodge and Chair Lift opened to the public in 1961.
1968 Fire damaged the lift equipment and forced a closure until repaired.
1970 Tod Mountain re-opened in December 1970.
1971 Harry Burfield died when the plane he was touring the mountain in crashed.
1972 The Shuswap Double Chair Lift was constructed to service the Shuswap Base.
1979 The Crystal Triple Chair Lift was installed.
1980 The Shuswap Day Lodge was constructed.
1988 Construction of a 49 lot subdivision across from the Burfield Lodge was started.
Fire caused extensive damage at the top station of the Crystal Chair.

1990 Paving of access road from Whitecroft Village to Tod Mountain was completed.
1992 Nippon Cable Company Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan purchased Tod Mountain.
1993 Nippon Cable created a new long range Master Plan and signed a new Master
Development Agreement with the Province of British Columbia. The first phase of the
Master Plan was initiated.
Extensive development of the Resort began with the construction of new runs, 3 new
lifts (2 quads), new facilities, and new infrastructure. Approximately $12 million was
invested in the developments.
Lift company name was changed to Sun Peaks Resort Corporation.

1994 Development of the new Village Daylodge, the "Board Beyond Belief" Snowboard
Park, servicing of the Village as well as the Sunburst and Fairways single family subdivisions (approximately $8 million). 9 holes of the 18 hole golf course were completed.
1995 Development included opening of the first 9 holes of the golf course in late August. Trail improvements on Exhibition, Blazer, Spillway and Cariboo.
Conversion of the Sundance chair to a high speed, detachable quad chair and extending
the length approximately 800 vertical feet. Opening up 40 acres (16 ha) of brand new
intermediate terrain.
Completion of Phase 1 of the 200 room Nancy Greene Cahilty Lodge (ski in/ski-out), Sun Peaks Lodge (ski-in/ski-out), 3 town house developments and 4 single family homes in Sunburst subdivision.
SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE award winner: #1 in Mountain Trail Design in North America

1996 Construction of 35 million gallon snowmaking reservoir.
Construction of 25 new homes in the Sunburst and Fairways subdivisions.
Private developers build new hotel: Sundance Lodge.
Completion of the covered bridge and the driving range.
Clearing and rough grading of the back 9 holes of the golf course.
First 2.5 km of Valley Trail and 1 km of Alpine walking trail completed.
Run improvements to Lower Cruiser, Lower Exhibition, Lower Blazer and 5th
Avenue.
Upgraded Sunburst Express from capacity of 1500 people per hour to 2000.
SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE award winner: #2 Best Design for day lodge under $2M (Village Daylodge) in North America.

1997 SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner: Best Weather in Canada, Best Terrain Variety in Canada
Sun Peaks Sports Center completed: ice rinks, tennis courts, heated pool & hot tub.
Private Developers build 3 new hotels: Radisson Hearthstone Lodge, Radisson
Fireside Lodge and Heffley Inn.
Completion of Sundance subdivision (Phase I).

1998 SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE award winner:
- #1 in Mountain Village Design in North America
SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner:
- Best Apres Ski in Canada
- Best Kids Resort Features
- Best Grooming in Canada

1998 Completed: Sun Peaks stables, Timberline Village and Forest Trails multi-family
developments, McGillivray Lake Outpost (log cabin-destination for cross country skiers and mountain bike riders), 149 stall underground parkade, 14 food and beverage facilities and 7 retail outlets.
Under construction: Crystal Forest and Forest Trails (Phase II) multi-family
developments.

1999 Increased capacity on the Sunburst and Sundance Lifts and new Carpet Lift.
New buildings and facility’s for Snowsports School, Group Rentals and Childminding.
New blue run called “Three Bears.”
Servicing of Sundance subdivision (Phase II) and Fairways subdivision (Phase II).
Construction of 5 single family homes in Sunburst and Sundance subdivisions.
Under construction: Crystal Forest (Phase II) and Powder Ridge multi-family
developments.
SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner:
- Best Grooming in Canada
- Best Locals in Canada

2000 Servicing of 10 new lots, Sundance Subdivision
Under Construction: McGillivray Creek Townhomes, 40 unit multi family
development.
Announcement of $70 million dollars in investments, including the Delta Sun Peaks Hotel and Conference Centre, a new $40 million 226 room hotel with 11,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, completion of the 18 hole par 72 golf course in the summer of 2001, lift and trail development on the 3rd skiable mountain – Mt. Morrissey, and completion of the village core.

2001 Construction of the $40 million dollar Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel and Conference Centre commences, opening October 2002.
Servicing of 9 new lots, Sundance Subdivision.
Construction of Phase II Fairways Cottages.
Morrissey platter lift completed and 17 new trails developed on Mt. Morrissey.
Development of the last nine of the eighteen hole golf course begins, with expected completion date of October 2002, opening 2003 golf season.
Extension of the valley trail to Burfield Drive.
Construction of begins on Phase I of an $8 million dollar joint venture project with the Little Shuswap Indian Band and Whispering Pines Indian Band. Phase I of the development consists of a 10,000 square foot, 48 bed staff housing complex and 6,000 square feet of service-oriented commercial space.

2002 Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel and Conference Centre opens October 2002.
Construction of Phase II Fairways Cottages completed.
Morrisey high speed quad completed and 17 new trails opened on Mt. Morrisey.
Development of the last nine of the eighteen hole golf course continues, with expected completion date of October 2003, opening 2004 golf season.
Completion of the valley trail to Burfield Drive.
Construction completed of a 10,000 square foot, 48 bed staff housing complex and 6,000 square feet of service-oriented commercial space.
Addition of a new Back Country Cat skiing outfit on Tod Mountain.

2003 Resort survives the BC wildfires with no damage to the recreational boundary area.
Servicing 12 new lots, Fairways Drive.
Trails Edge – Phase I of the four phase master plan was completed.
Construction started for a family friendly, all level, downhill mountain bike trail – Smooth Smoothie.
Opening of the new tube park “Tube Time”
Sun Peaks Resort was instrumental in reintroducing Kamloops Airport’s international service. Seattle based Horizon Air had its inaugural flight into Kamloops, B.C. on December 15, 2003.
Opening of Sun Peaks’ first full service spa.

2004 Trapper’s Landing sells out in 6 hours, bringing in over $17 million.

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Sun Peaks – an Ongoing BC Resort Development Success Story

From just one mountain in 1993, Sun Peaks resort has expanded to three mountains and grown into the second largest ski area in BC and the only four season destination resort in the interior. Over 375 million dollars was invested during the first phase of a four phase master plan. With the launch of Phase 2 of the master plan last summer, an additional 285 million worth of projects are now in the works.
The resort’s success to date and the formula that continues to drive Sun Peaks forward is a vision of quality and sustainable development, as well as a commitment to a carefully managed plan balancing future growth with the needs of the community. “Sun Peaks will continue to develop in a manner consistent with our core values and with the goal of becoming a world-class resort destination,” explains Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager of the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation.

In 2005, a number of new real estate and other capital improvements are planned including a new all-suite hotel property, The Residences and additional trail development on the west side of Mt. Morrisey.

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I did hear rumours of a new extra foods store in Prince Rupert from my neighbour in Prince George. He is the assistant manager at the PG store. The prince george store is expanding as well to be a similar size to the ones in vanderhoof and quesnel. A walmart is also proposed for smithers. With all the cheap dutch people in smithers I thnk that walmart would be a hit lol.
wow, thats ****** hilarious, my good freind is duch and hes the cheapest son of a bitch i have ever met. he loves walmart
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By MARKUS ERMISCH
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Nov 11 2005

PARK TO BE HOUSES ?

A local developer wishing to benefit from the growing population and development upswing in Kamloops may not have to convince city council of the merits of his plan.
But Guy Mercier must now convince the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), the provincial guardian of land set aside for agricultural use, to give the green light to his residential development project.
Council unanimously voted Tuesday to send a letter to the ALC, informing it that council does not object to a 48-hectare parcel of land in McGowan Park on the Old Merritt Highway being taken out of the province's agricultural land reserve. The agricultural land reserve in McGowan Park comprises about 138 hectares.
The decision is not surprising, considering that the city has identified this area, currently zoned future development, as one of six areas where growth may be accommodated as the population swells to 120,000. But despite McGowan Park being identified as a special development area, an extensive review, including a public hearing, would be still be needed, even if the ALC gives its blessing.
Colin Fry, the ALC's director of regional operations, said the commission will take council's views into consideration. Equally, however, it will review any objections people may have to the land being removed from the agricultural land reserve.
One such objection comes from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.
"We do not support this application," Stan Combs, a land-use agrologist with the ministry, wrote to the city's planning division this month.
He continued that the land "remains suitable for forage and grazing. It is also suitable for non-soil bound agriculture such as intensive livestock, greenhouse or mushrooms."
Knutsford residents James and Marilyn White also oppose Mercier's application.
If the land is taken from the reserve, they argue in a letter sent to the development services department, it will have a detrimental effect on other parcels of land in the area.
Instead of evaluating the area one parcel at a time, the Whites would prefer the whole area be "evaluated for future use/agricultural potential at the same time."
They state that "planning a parcel at a time will cause unnecessary conflicts between neighbours and with the city."
However, at this week's council meeting, Randy Diehl, the city's chief administrative officer, repeatedly reminded council that Mercier's application is merely in its first stage.
Mercier could not be contacted at press deadline.

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City building boom sets record
by Michele Young

Boom.

That was the sound of construction in Kamloops.

The end of the year is still nearly two months away, but already the city has broken a record for the value of building permits issued.

As of the end of October, building permits hit a value of $178.9 million, surpassing the old 1993 record of $134.7 million. Translated into current dollars, the 1993 amount comes out to $164 million — still below the first 10 months of this year.

City building inspector Kundan Bubbar said it’s expected the leap in construction will push this year’s tally over the $200-million mark.

He attributed much of the residential rush to low interest rates, which are attracting not only first-time buyers, but also people looking for investment properties.

Projects on the horizon that could help boost the year’s total include renovations to Thompson Park Mall, more work at the new mall at Summit and Columbia and a new seniors’ home in Westsyde.

While builders are thrilled to see the jump in construction, they are also advising people who are having a difficult time getting a contractor to be careful.

The “truck and ladder guys” are out preying on homeowners eager to get help with renovations, warned Canadian Home Builders Association Kamloops president Tim Kasten.

“With the association, we’re cautioning people with these busy times they’re tempted to take the first person who’s available. Make sure you know who you’re hiring, that they’re properly licensed and have credentials,” he said Wednesday.

Often, disreputable construction workers will go door to door, offering to do work. But they don’t get permits and often don’t have licences, Kasten said.

“Be aware if you’re hiring someone, make sure they’re a member of a credible organization, that they’re licensed. References are a big part of it.”

Kasten, who owns Hillside Contracting, said it’s tough to get skilled trades labour.

“It’s very busy. Demand is great for the limited number of tradesmen in town,” he said. “We’re competing with strong economies across the country, especially Alberta.”

Kasten said he’s booked up until April, with eight houses to complete by then, and more people are waiting for him to take on their projects in spring.

“I think it’s related to the low interest rate. A lot of first-time buyers are getting into homes. We’re seeing a lot of people moving up from the Lower Mainland because of affordable housing here,” he suggested.

“I think Kamloops is the best-kept secret around the country. … The secret’s out.”

After slow times in the mid- to late-1990s, contractors are glad to see things back on track, he said.

“We had such a down time in the 1990s, there was a lot of pent-up demand. Now people have confidence.”

Kasten said there’s a two-year wait for students to get into the construction course at Thompson Rivers University. As a result, he’s training his workers from within, hiring people and giving them on-the-job experience and expertise.

“It’s tough getting young people into the trades. You can make good money in it.”

Kasten didn’t know how long the record-setting trend will continue, but he did note there are several factors that could see it go for a while yet: the economy is strong, the Olympics are coming in a few years and at that point, there will be spinoffs from B.C. being in the world spotlight.

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Surging rail traffic spurs need for more workers

CP Rail will add a dozen workers in Kamloops due to record demand on the nation’s railways.

The corporation recently advertised for entry-level railway personnel in Kamloops. Those jobs — requiring a Grade 12 education — pay as much as $70,000 at top rates and lead to opportunities for training as conductors and locomotive engineers.

“In the past two years we’ve added 24 people in Kamloops,” said corporate spokesman Ed Greenberg. “We’re hiring another 12 in February.”

Those new jobs come on top of the 250 staff who work for CP Rail at its Kamloops operation.

Greenberg said new hires are needed because of growth in rail traffic. CP Rail is also bringing on new workers because of the age of its workforce.
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AIR TRAFIC ON RISE IN KAMLOOPS

Passenger numbers at Kamloops Airport were up in October, compared to the same month last year.
A total of 11,841 passengers used the airport last month, which represents a five per cent increase over the same period last year.
It is also seven per cent higher than forecast for the month.
The number of aircraft using the airport, however, dropped by 10 per cent, to 3,182.
Work on two taxiways at the airport was completed, extending their life span by another 15 years.
Construction costs were shared by Transport Canada and the Kamloops Airport Authority Society, which paid $903,000 and $159,000, respectively.
Starting on Jan. 1, landing, terminal, aircraft parking and passenger fees will increase by about 2.9 per cent to make up for increased energy costs. At the same time, the airport withdrew its fuel concession fee to encourage a greater range of aircraft to fly into Kamloops.


( this is special because the city will be doing a huge expantion project at the airport very soon )
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KAMLOOPS GETS NEW RESORT


Jennifer Lopez didn't come, but at least she graced the silver screen.
About 60 people, most from the Lower Mainland's development community, gathered for a special screening of An Unfinished Life, a movie featuring said actress as well as the curvaceous countryside surrounding Kamloops, at Vancouver's Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Wednesday.
The purpose for the gathering, said Sotheby's spokeswoman Pamela Groberman, was to whet the appetite of developers to submit proposals for a $500-million residential resort to be built on the Six Mile Ranch on the shores of Lake Kamloops.
Called the Tobiano residential resort, it will feature 1,000 homes, a hotel, a golf course, a marina, an equestrian centre and a pedestrian village.
Six Mile Ranch owner Mike Grenier of Pagebrook Inc. will partner with Sotheby's International Realty Western Canada to build the project over the next decade.
Sotheby's CEO Ross McCredie said four to six developers will be selected for the project; 14 developers have expressed interest so far.
McCredie said he and his partner are considering developers from Kamloops, adding, however, that they are soliciting proposals from across the province, especially the Lower Mainland.
Once built - work on the golf course has already started - Tobiano will cater to all age demographics, McCredie said.
The central location of Kamloops, as well as access to a lake and the nearby Sun Peaks Resort, were key for the partners to decide on the location, McCredie said.
Pagebrook bought the Six Mile ranch property in 1995 and secured government approval for the Kamloops on the Lake project in 2001.
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MULTI FLOOR PROJECT IN UPPER KAMLOOPS
Construction of a proposed $10-million Hillside Drive project, consisting of commercial and residential components, could start as early as this winter.
The proposal includes a four-storey mixed-use commercial and 42-unit residential building, with the bottom floor reserved for commercial use.
Kelowna-based developer Mike Culos, who has partnered with Aberdeen Lands Inc. for the project, said 7,000 square feet will be set aside for commercial development, allowing for about seven or eight tenants to move in.
Culos said he cannot reveal who the tenants are, as he is still negotiating lease agreements with some of them. He said businesses that would move into the complex between Duffy's Pub and City Furniture will be complementary to those in nearby Aberdeen Mall. The liquor store associated with Duffy's Pub will be relocated this winter, Culos said, adding that construction for the residential component could start in the spring of next year, with a completion date tentatively set for early 2007.
City council voted Tuesday to issue a notice of intent to issue a development variance permit for the lot. All other details of the proposed project will be discussed before a building permit is issued.
*Culos is also planing to build a commercial-residential project on the southwest corner of the intersection of McGill Road and Summit Drive, pending a rezoning of that lot and an environmental study of the former landfill.


* the residential project is supposed to be 18 - 20 floors !
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We just set a record for Construction this year ! 200 Million$ in Permits !
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Resort plans unveiled for Tranquille
An upscale hotel, single and multi-family housing, inland marina and golf course are all in the works for the former tuberculosis sanatorium at Tranquille.

B.C. Wilderness Tours president Russ Cundari outlined some of the plans that will be presented to the public Wednesday at an open information session.

“It’s going to be a resort community,” he said Thursday. “It’s a large project and will take many years.”

The project plans span 40.5 hectares of the 190-hectare parcel, with the remainder dedicated to agricultural uses and a golf course. Cundari said he and his partners have been working with the city, B.C. Environment Ministry, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Agricultural Land Commission on the early-stage plans.

Now it’s time to get public input, he said. That’s what Wednesday night’s presentation is about. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave.

“It is the most beautiful spot in the Interior of British Columbia,” said Cundari.

A four-star or better hotel with 150 to 200 rooms would be built at Cooney Bay, where there would also be an inland marina entered through a channel. A couple of legitimate tourism operators have already expressed some interest in the hotel.

Public access to the lake and beach would be maintained, along with trails around the Tranquille River, he said.

“The main attraction on the property is the water.”

One of the old buildings on the site could be converted into a three-star hotel. In addition to the golf course, a vineyard would be created.

Around the rim of the property, single- and multi-family homes would be built.

While Tranquille is within the city’s boundaries, the resort community would have its own water pumping and treatment system along with its own compact sewage treatment plant, Cundari said.

“It’s going to be a pedestrian friendly development. We’re going to look at environmentally sound systems.”

Those systems include geothermal heating and possibly deep-water cooling.

“It’ll be a significant project for the North Shore,” he said, noting Tranquille is about four minutes from the airport.

“We’re looking at preserving some of the barns and agricultural buildings. In fact, where we locate, there will be a component for horses.”

Cundari said there will be efforts made to preserve some of the most interesting buildings on the site and uses found for them, such as a museum.
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I originally put this thread Togeather to show projects going on in the rest of the Province . I guess there is Just no construction anywhere except the Lower mainland , Victoria and yes ... Kamloops.

I really hope formers from the Rest of B.C. will begin to contribute to this , or is there no other formers?
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Old December 15th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #36
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well I will see if I can inform people about the goings on in prince george

-There is a propsal for a 4 story condo/ comercial project downtown
-a 5 story 68 unit apartment building on 2nd avenue I believe
-18 "luxury" loft units on one side of quebec street, the other side will get another 18 in the future and ther are plans to close the street and make it a pedestrian mall.
-2.6 million $ in renovations to pine centre mall
-32 million dollar sports plex at unbc
-a new residence building at unbc is in the works currently
-26 million $ teaching and learning centre is currently underway at unbc
- prince George golf and country club was recently sold off to a company in grande prairie, a new Golf club will be constructed at a cost of around 14-16 million in the "Harpers Valley" area
- $30 million dollar twinning of highway 97 south with the 4 laning of 6-30km of highway, a new weigh scale will also be constructed
-a new Rona store and Safeway is to be constructed on highway 16 west
housing starts should top 300 this year, 3 years ago there were 46
Ainsworth is apparently building a new MDF plant nearby
-foothills blvd extension
-Prince George Exibition grounds revitilization
-$6 million community energy cogen plant for downtown prince george
-extension of the runway at the airport to handle 747's

That is it for now
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Old December 15th, 2005, 02:32 AM   #37
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Cool , I sure hope other join soon . I now have my camera back and will be doing a run down of projects and other crazy crap soon . weezer , could you do one too ?
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Old December 19th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #38
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Old December 20th, 2005, 12:56 AM   #39
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Well Currently I am at UNB in fredericton studying civil engineering. I can't afford to go home for christmas so I won't be able to get back to pg untill april. In april however I would be more than glad to take some pictures!
Presently I get all of my knowledge from reading the city council minutes religiously. Maybe I should have stayed at UNBC lol
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looking forward to pics weezer, I didnt have much time today but will have more.
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