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For the record: October 15, 2019

Non-Profit Mark Cooper has been elected chair of the board of directors at Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN). Rob Griesdale, Avtar Johl and Garett Wall have been elected first vice-chair, secretary and treasurer, and past chair, respectively. Blake Ponuick, Dan Glavind, Gary Mertens, Alisa Aragon, Andrew Delmonico, Dave Deamer, Henri Belisle, Jason Wolfe, Lynn Harrison, Matt Robinson, Randy Chin, Larry Clay and Jeff Bontkes have also been appointed to HAVAN’s board of…

Experts on hand to offer all your home building and reno advice

If you’re planning a gorgeous home renovation or building an entire house, you’ll need a lot of expert advice — and that’s before you even hire the professionals. Luckily, a host of expert designers, renovators and builders will be on hand in a series of panel events, dedicated to offering you all the advice you…

Burnaby homebuilders collecting coats for kids

HAVAN’s 24th annual Coats for Kids campaign, in support of the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus, two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a brighter winter for low-income families, will be opening doors to collect Coats for Kids from November 12 through to December 6. Featuring HAVAN member companies providing 72 drop-off locations across 16 Metro…

Metro Vancouver First Nations ‘buying their own land back’: Thousands more housing units ready to break ground

First Nations are poised to become the next real estate development power-brokers in Metro Vancouver, with billions of dollars worth of real estate on and off reserves at their disposal. Westbank Corp., Polygon, Aquilini and Darwin Properties all have partnerships with local First Nations to build thousands of units of housing and commercial space in…

HAVAN Members Open Doors to Collect Coats for Kids

  • November 10, 2019
  • Posted by: Dawn Sondergaard

MEDIA RELEASE November 7, 2019 HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION VANCOUVER (HAVAN) BUILDING MOUNTAIN OF COATS! HAVAN’s 24th annual Coats for Kids campaign, in support of the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus, two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a brighter winter for low-income families, will be opening doors to collect Coats for Kids from November…

Reno gone wrong? Vancouver condo collapsing after neighbour went ‘open concept,’ owner says

  • October 31, 2019
  • Posted by: Sonali Rayas

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:08PM PDT Last Updated Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:57AM PDT VANCOUVER – When cracks began to appear all over his condo in Vancouver’s West End early this year, Wayne Morrissey didn’t understand what was going on. Then a neighbour told him the owner of the identical condo directly below his…