affordable housing

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce champions unique staff housing solution

“It was a win-win situation for all of us.”

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE

Employee housing solution for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods debated

“This is desperation for us trying to find some temporary housing in a [town] that we need it badly.”

Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE
Howler’s Restaurant employee Lester Poon, 57, who has been living in Ucluelet since ‘95 says “he’s sick of moving.” (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet council allows RV’s to be seasonal housing

“While providing 3 seasonal workers accommodation doesn’t solve our housing challenges, it’s a start.”

Howler’s Restaurant employee Lester Poon, 57, who has been living in Ucluelet since ‘95 says “he’s sick of moving.” (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment

B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
MP Gord Johns, Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne, and Tofino Housing Corporation’s executive director Ian Scott unveiled plans for an affordable housing development on Nov. 18. Input from residents is essential for the foundation of project. Have your say at: tofino.ca/housing. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino housing strategy discussed

“None of us can do this on our own.”

MP Gord Johns, Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne, and Tofino Housing Corporation’s executive director Ian Scott unveiled plans for an affordable housing development on Nov. 18. Input from residents is essential for the foundation of project. Have your say at: tofino.ca/housing. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. to give renters a break on deposits, rent increases

Short-term lease loophole to be closed, Selina Robinson says

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
From left, the BC Refederation Party’s Dan Cebuliak joined the NDP’s Scott Fraser, the Green Party’s Alicia LaRue, and the BC Liberal’s Darren DeLuca pitched their party’s platforms to Tofino locals at the Tofino Community Hall last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Mid Island – Pacific Rim MLA candidates talk affordable housing in Tofino

An ongoing housing crunch is making it difficult for locals to find shelter.

From left, the BC Refederation Party’s Dan Cebuliak joined the NDP’s Scott Fraser, the Green Party’s Alicia LaRue, and the BC Liberal’s Darren DeLuca pitched their party’s platforms to Tofino locals at the Tofino Community Hall last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)