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A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

October 28, 2020

The sound of a table saw echoes up and over the evergreen forests of Cortes Island. Concrete spews into foundation moulds. A crane lifts a locally pre-made wooden wall and lowers it into place.

" We are ahead of schedule. Right from the get-go, I think everyone has been interested in the project on a personal level. And so, that shows in how this project is coming together,” said George Gabara, Superintendent, Kinetic Construction."

In May 2020, construction started on four 650-quare foot, one-bedroom cottages on Cortes Island. The cottages will soon be affordable rental homes for seniors.

For full article: A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

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January 21, 2021

Temporary emergency shelter opening in Kelowna

KELOWNA - People in need of a warm, safe place to stay during the winter months will soon have access to additional temporary shelter spaces in Kelowna, thanks to a partnership between the Province and Turning Points Collaborative Society.

January 20, 2021

New rental homes for people with middle incomes in Squamish

SQUAMISH - Middle-income families and individuals in Squamish will soon have access to 67 new rental homes in their community as construction gets underway on a new apartment building.

January 15, 2021

Affordable homes opening new child care spaces coming to Langford

LANGFORD – People with low to moderate incomes, including families, seniors and people with disabilities, are moving into 80 new affordable rental homes, with the opening of Phase 2 of the Oak Park redevelopment in Langford.

December 22, 2020

New spaces open for vulnerable people in Williams Lake

WILLIAMS LAKE – To support people experiencing homelessness who need a safe, secure place to stay in Williams Lake, the Province is partnering with the Cariboo Friendship Society to open a temporary Emergency Response Centre (ERC).

December 18, 2020

People moving into new affordable homes in Nanaimo

NANAIMO - Construction is complete on 23 new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo through a partnership between the Province and the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society.

December 17, 2020

Province returns traditional territory to Tsartlip First Nation

SAANICH - The Tsartlip First Nation took possession of the former Woodwynn Farm property on the Saanich Peninsula on Dec. 16, 2020, after the provincial government and Tsartlip signed a historic agreement to transfer the land to the Nation.

December 17, 2020

New homes, shelter coming for people in need in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE – People experiencing homelessness in Prince George will soon have more housing and shelter options in the community.