New supportive homes open in Campbell River
Construction has wrapped up on a 50-unit supportive housing development in Campbell River that will provide homes with 24/7 support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Located at 580 Dogwood St., the building will be managed by Vancouver Island Mental Health Society and includes access to life-skills training, employment assistance and counselling, physical and mental health resources, as well as addiction recovery services. The Province of B.C. provided approximately $10.4 million through the Supportive Housing Fund and will provide $962,000 in annual operating funding. The City of Campbell River provided the land as well as approximately $550,000 in equity contributions and waivers.
CK Group’s Canadian Power Holdings to Acquire Okanagan Wind Platform
CK Group’s wholly-owned Canadian Power Holdings Inc., a Calgary, Alta.-based investor, owner and operator of power generation assets, has agreed to acquire two wind power facilities located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. The agreement includes the purchase of 100 per cent of the equity interests in Okanagan Wind and the assumption of certain debt from InstarAGF Asset Management. With a combined capacity of 30 MW, Okanagan Wind commenced commercial operations in 2017. Okanagan Wind is the first wind generation platform in the Okanagan region and consists of the Pennask Wind Farm and the Shinish Creek Wind Farm.
McKenna to make announcement with Community Foundations of Canada, Canadian Urban Institute
Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna, Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, Andrea Dicks, president of Community Foundations of Canada and Mary Rowe, president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute are slated to make an announcement following a panel discussion featuring “leading placemaking experts from across Canada.” The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST.