Executive Director Sandra Wood discussed the Cortes Community Housing Society’s achievements in 2021, when the Rainbow Ridge affordable housing project will be shovel ready and what lies ahead after it is finished.
“We ended the year so strongly!” she exclaimed.
Continue reading What’s ahead for Rainbow Ridge in 2022 and 23?
By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca
A recent BC Real Estate Association report says 2021 was a record year for sales in the BC housing market, while 2022 begins with the lowest number of listings on record.
On Cortes Island, local resident realtor Martha Abelson, who has 17 years experience, says there are only four active listings, fewer than half the average for this time of year. She believes the pandemic is contributing to the housing supply shortage.
Continue reading Cortes Island faces housing listing shortage while BC supply at an all-time low
The chill that started just before Christmas has been particularly hard on the house challenged population of Campbell River, Quadra island and Cortes island.
Some people are living in uninsulated cabins, trailers, boats, cars and tents.
Continue reading Campbell River, Cortes, Quadra – Cold snap impacts a house challenged population
The rezoning meeting for an additional three homes on the Treedom Ventures property, at 1062 Seascape Road, in Mansons Landing Landing, was held Thursday. This would bring the total number of home sites on this 82 acre property to 8, with an additional cabin. Between 25 and 30 people attended the in-person component of the meeting and an unknown number attended through the internet or by phone.
Continue reading Rezoning meeting for Treedom on Cortes Island
CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
UBC has developed a new Housing Assessment Resource Tool (HART) to identify sites that can be used to bridge the gap between housing needs and potential building sites in specific communities.
Continue reading New UBC tool aims to bridge gap between housing needs and availability