The Corporation of Delta is considering an application to face lift the Shell gas station at one of the most prominent locations in the community. Located in front of the Town and Country Inn on Highway 17, the gas station has some service bays but they're no longer in use. If approved, the redevelopment would see a new drive-thru restaurant and a convenience store added to the station. Civic staff conveyed a number of concerns including traffic access from and to Highway 17, especially left turns onto the site. The municipal advisory design panel recently reviewed the application and supported it, subject to further review by staff.
Envision Financial has partnered with Vantage Point to bring the Governance Lab program to the Fraser Valley.
Governance Lab is a five-month training program in which a not-forprofit organization's board chair, executive director and vice (incoming) chair have to opportunity to learn as a trio.
The goal of the program is to improve knowledge of good practice in notfor-profit governance and ultimately inspire and build leadership in the voluntary sector.
The Governance Lab will take place between October 2011 and February 2012 at Envision Financial's regional office in Langley.
For more information visit the Governance Lab page on Vantage Point's website at www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/governancelabfraservalleyoctober2011february2012.
August marked the third straight month that housing sales were below the 10year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,
In contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year norm every month since the beginning of the year.
The REBGV is reporting that the residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 2,378 in August - an eight per cent increase over August 2010 but the third lowest total for the month in the last 10 years.
"MLS statistics continue to indicate that we're in a balanced market," said Rosari Setticasi, REBGV president.
"However, with a salesto-actives listings ratio of 15 per cent, Greater Vancouver is in the lower end of a balanced market and has been trending toward a buyers' market over the past three months."
The benchmark price in the region was up again last month rising to $625,578 - an increase of 8.5 per cent over $576,597 in August 2010.
In South Delta, the benchmark price hit $737,140 in August, up 3.9 per cent over the threemonth average.