Yearly Archives: 2017

Critical Emergency Preparedness Tips

    Normac recently sponsored a Strata Educational Seminar hosted by CCI Vancouver about Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness. The seminar was presented by Jackie Koosterboer, author of My Earthquake Preparedness Guide and an Emergency Planner at the City of Vancouver. According..

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    Age Restrictions in Alberta Condominiums

      In January 2017, an amendment to Bill 23, the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, was put forward that would add age as a prohibited ground of discrimination under sections 4 and 5. Age is currently a prohibited ground of discrimination..

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      Condo Board Governance

        The Ontario Ministry of Governments and Consumer Services is currently implementing changes to the governance of condo boards in Ontario. These changes come after a string of legal problems were uncovered earlier this year. Three men are being accused of..

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        Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory

          Earlier this year, the City of Vancouver updated its bylaws to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory for all buildings with gas-fueled appliances or attached garages. This comes after 4 people died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in March and a..

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          Construction Costs Increase Due To BC Fires

            British Columbia is a leader in providing quality wood exports to destinations around the world. In 2013, BC exported $5.8 billion worth of softwood lumber, pulp and other products with the US and China accounting for 75% of the export...

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            REIC Depreciation Reports Survey

              The Real Estate Institute of Canada – Greater Vancouver Chapter, recently released an independent study by the Crux Group.  The survey’s intent was to find out how many strata corporations in British Columbia have completed Depreciation Reports and to highlight..

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              Alberta to Adopt Builder Licensing Program

                There is a new bill tabled for discussion in Alberta to further protect new home owners under the New Home Buyer Protection Act. The Amendment to the Act introduced in 2014, which covered building warranties, calls for the implementation of..

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                Dangerously Old Elevators

                  A while back, we published this blog about old elevators in major Canadian cities leading to unanticipated repair and replacement costs for strata corporations. The causes are multi-fold; with so many elevators reaching the end of their life, and an increase..

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                  Normac – Active in our Community

                    This week has been a busy one for the Marketing team here at Normac. We are proud to have been a platinum sponsor at the IREM Golf Tournament on Tuesday May 16th and the event sponsor for PAMA’s Education Seminar..

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                    BC Introduces Civil Resolution Tribunal

                      BC is leading the country with Canada’s first online legal platform for settling strata disputes. Introduced in the summer of 2016, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is an innovative and efficient service to resolve issues relating to strata fees and..

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