February 20, 2018

Awesome Architecture: The Trials and Tribulations of Building a Home From Scratch

source Building your own house is an incredible experience, and if you ever get the chance to do so- go for it! While it’s a huge project, it actually works out far cheaper than buying a finished property and plus you get to design it to perfectly fit your life. If you’re considering having your house built from scratch, here are a few things you … [Read more...]

Man speaks out about condition of Burnaby apartment building destroyed by fire as RCMP guards wreckage of building

A nineteen-year-old man who lost his dog and all his belongings in a fire at a Burnaby apartment building Sunday morning, is speaking out about how the building was kept. Jesse Vincent lived with his mother in the building on Smith Avenue near Canada way. He says the electrical system wasn't good, saying he'd turn on a light in the bathroom and it … [Read more...]

Burnaby apartment building destroyed by fire

A Burnaby apartment building has been levelled by fire. The call came in at 12:30 a.m. -- and by 5:00 a.m. the building, on Smith Avenue near Canada Way, had been reduced to a pile of smoldering debris. RCMP Corporal Scott Brusette says several people have been taken to hospital, but their conditions are not known. "Honestly, I have nothing to … [Read more...]

Hazmat crews believe hydrogen fluoride to blame for evacuation of downtown building

Hazmat teams are closing in on what was to blame for the evacuation of a downtown building Monday afternoon. Vancouver Fire's Lieutenant Carol Messenger says hazmat members believe the chemical, hydrogen fluoride is likely to blame. "currently they have entered the building on two occasions to  try and determine the source of what was … [Read more...]

Multiple stabbings in West End building

Six people are in hospital and one man is in custody after a random attack at an apartment in Vancouver's West End. Police say they arrived at the building at Barclay Street and Jervis around 6:45 to find seven people suffering from stab wounds, six of whom were taken to hospital, "It appears that a lot of these victims were unrelated to each … [Read more...]

Canada Post building sold

The iconic Canada Post building in downtown Vancouver has been sold. Victoria-based BC Management Corporation has confirmed by email they have purchased the property on West Georgia. Cost of the transaction is not being disclosed. The statement says they will take time to do the proper planning to redevelop the site.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Facebook invites the media to ‘come and see what we’re building’ next week

And the CES disruptions begin. Facebook has just broken into an absolute blitz of news out of Las Vegas in order to invite select members of the press to its California headquarters next week. The reason? Predictably, minimal clues are given out in the invite itself -- we're simply told to show up on January 15th and "see what [Facebook] is … [Read more...]

New clinical support building opens

A new clinical support building has opened at B.C. Women's and Children's hospitals. The new $ 14-million facility houses services that have been relocated to make room for a new acute-care centre. The programs include psychology, social work, youth health and Telehealth. The two-storey building is part of the $ 83-million project to redevelop … [Read more...]

Large fire damages New Westminster apartment building

A large fire at a New Westminster apartment building this evening is now out. It happened at a five-storey apartment building at 8th and McBride Avenue. Fire Chief Tim Armstrong says crews were called out around 6 pm. "Initial crews found a suite with flames showing on the outside of the building, they quickly knocked down the fire in the suite … [Read more...]

3 injured while building home

Three people are badly hurt after a scaffolding accident at a home in Shaughnessy. Vancouver Fire Captain Gabe Roder says it happened about 6:30 Thursday evening, "In the 1500-block of East 28th Avenue. When we arrived, we discovered a number of people had fallen from what appeared to be scaffolding that had collapsed." The home was under … [Read more...]