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#381 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:35 AM

Not much remains of the Plaza Hotel following a devastating, albeit suspicious fire, and even less will be there soon.

This week city council will consider granting a heritage alteration permit to the building’s owners which would allow them to demolish any remaining infrastructure.




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#382 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:55 PM


This week city council will consider granting a heritage alteration permit to the building’s owners which would allow them to demolish any remaining infrastructure

OMG seriously? Please tell me that the property owner at least doesn't have to pay for this ridiculous bit of bureaucracy.

Did the fire get a permit for the heritage it altered?

#383 Midnightly

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:24 PM

i wouldn't call it a heritage building anymore.. more like heritage rubble pile..  i can understand needing a permit to clear out the rubble (it could cause some lanes to be blocked,needing to bring in heavy equipment, effect air quality stirring up all the dust....) i'd rather see it gone (after the full investigation has been done ofcourse) then remain a burned out pile for months on end...  and what happens to the lot after it's gone.. no need to rush that..

#384 Mike K.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:51 AM

In the Plaza thread it explains what is being retrieved and retained.

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#385 aastra

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:43 PM

Those wasteful spending watchdogs will surely be out in force to protest this one. Oh, wait, it's not in Victoria, and it's not about preserving heritage, so therefore it's money well spent:



$80M-plus new school for Cowichan...

A new Cowichan Secondary School is on the way, thanks to $79.9 million in provincial funding announced Wednesday.

The funding is part of B.C.’s seismic-mitigation program, aimed at schools that have a seismic risk.

The current school was built in 1950 and has had several additions, the last coming in 1998.




B.C.’s Education Minister Rob Fleming visited Cowichan Secondary School on Dec. 18 to announce that a new seismically safe $82.2 million facility to replace the 69-year old CSS will be open for classes by September, 2023.


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#386 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:31 AM

The third-oldest building in the Capital Regional District, the Colwood Dairy and Cheese House, is one step closer to receiving heritage designation.


A bylaw to give the building heritage designation received a third reading from Colwood Council on Monday, following a public hearing where residents spoke in favour.


Ken Johnson, president of the Hallmark Heritage Society, said “members of the society are very pleased that Colwood has decided to take this step.”


Other residents were pleased with the decision but most showed concern for plans to move the building closer to Goldstream Avenue.







never heard of this thing until i heard them talking about it the other day on cfax.  it's just a shack but it's old.



Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 February 2020 - 05:32 AM.


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