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INTERIOR B.C. • ALBERTA • SASKATCHEWAN • MANITOBA SECTION

14 KICKING OFF RESORT CYCLE

Kicking Horse Ski Resort sale may signal upturn

Kicking Horse president Steve Paccagnan welcomes sale to Calgary’s Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

5 KAMLOOPS’ UGLY PIT SPLIT

Residents square off on debate over mine jobs versus the environment

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17 SHOP TILL THEY DROP

Calgary mall rings up $1,000-per-square-foot sales in consumer Mecca 23 GUTLESS IN A BOOMING CITY

Offering one of the nicest settings on Kootenay Lake on the North Shore of Beautiful Nelson, British Columbia UÊÎääÊv̰ʜvÊ7>ÌiÀvÀœ˜ÌÊ܈̅ÊÓnÊVÀià UÊœÀ}iœÕÃ]ÊLi˜V…i`ÊۈiÜÊ«Àœ«iÀÌÞ UÊÎÊL`À°ÊÓÊL>̅]ʅœÕÃiʜ˜Ê̅iÊÃ>˜`ÞÊLi>V… UÊfÓ]nxä]äää Call for more information: Ê£°Óxä°Îx{°™ä{ä

Regina is roaring but speculators are timid

SPECIAL SECTION • B14

LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES

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B2 Interior British Columbia Colliers International Centre Group Commercial Realty Kelowna, B.C. 250.763.2300

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2012 WESTERN INVESTOR

Colliers International Centre Group Real Estate Services Kamloops, B.C. 250.372.7000

www.colliers.com/kelowna

DOWNTOWN KELOWNA s-ULTI&AMILY$EVELOPMENT3ITE sACRES :ONED2- s-ANYUPGRADESCOMPLETED REQUIRESONLY $0TOCOMMENCECONSTRUCTION List Price: $1,700,000

3151 HILL ROAD, LAKE COUNTRY

FOR SALE

230 CARION ROAD, WINFIELD

ACRE REVENUEPRODUCINGPROPERTY :ONEDFORREDEVELOPMENTWITHIN,AKE #OUNTRY4OWN#ENTRE List Price: $399,900

)NDOOR#AR4RUCK7ASHW# 3TORE 'AS3TATION7ITH# 3TORE #OMMERCIAL#ARDLOCK 0ROPANE#ARDLOCK JACK SHABBITS & ERIC WEBER*

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WENDY DYCK

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TOWER RANCH GOLF RESORT MULTI FAMILY DEVELOPMENT s.EWPRICEREFLECTS DOOR#$ ZONEALLOWSFORSINGLEFAMILY4(OR-& MAXIMUMOFHOMES Reduced from $22,500,000 to $14,500,000

364 LOUGHEED ROAD, KELOWNA s3TAIRANDRAILINGMANUFACTURINGFACILITY sYEARSIN+ELOWNA LARGESTMARKETSHARE ININDUSTRYs0URCHASEBUSINESS BUILDINGANDORBUSINESSORBUILDING List Price: $599,000 (Business Only) List Price: $1,052,000 (Building Only)

CHAD BIAFORE & MARSHALL MCANERNEY* * PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

s#!02ATE sLEASEDINDUSTRIALPROPERTY s SQUAREFEETESTIMATED',! List Price: $2,900,000

247 BRIDGE STREET, PRINCETON

391 TILLEY ROAD, WINFIELD BAY CONCRETETILTUPBUILDING  SQFT ONACRESITE &OR,EASEPSF For Sale: $1,495,000

ERIC WEBER*

JEFF HUDSON* & MARSHALL MCANERNEY* *PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP. www.bcip.ca

YOUTH HOSTEL

DEVELOPMENT SITE - KELOWNA NORTH sSITESACRESAC s,OCATEDIMMEDIATELY.OFTHE$4 s:ONEDINDUSTRIAL REZONINGMAYEXIST s3ELLERMAYLEASEBACKAPORTION List Price: $10 M & $5.5 M

ERIC WEBER* / MARSHALL MCANERNEY*

ERIC WEBER* JAYSON McCARTHY

s SQFTBUILDINGFORMERGROCERY STORE ONSITEPARKINGSTALLS SITECOVERAGEONACRE List Price: $1,175,000 BOB GAULEY

s,OCATEDINTHE/KANAGAN6ALLEY THISIS AVERYWELLESTABLISHEDANDPROFITABLE BUSINESS s(OSTELISADVERTISEDWORLDWIDEANDHAS ANESTABLISHEDCLIENTELE List Price: $879,000

MOTEL, HOTEL & BUSINESS CONSULTANTS s MEMBER of the Canadian I.C. & I Council

201-1449 St . Paul St., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E5

O f fice: Fax:

250-862-8100 250-984-0803

Syd Berisoff

Larry Berisoff

Jody L. Miller

Agent/Broker

Associate Broker

Personal Real Estate Corporation

syd@syberrealty.com

larry@syberrealty.com

jody@syberrealty.com

To view photos on these and other opportunities visit our website

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APPROXIMATELY 115.68 ACRES – LAND ASSEMBLY IN NORTH GLENMORE/UNIVERSITY DISTRICT.

FULLY SERVICED AND READY TO BUILD Lot 1 & 2

2.93 ac.

$ 3,899,000

Lot 1

1.71 ac.

$ 2,500,000

Lot 2

1.22 ac.

$ 1,500,000

Lot 3

.90 ac.

$ 1,000,000

Lot 4

2.67 ac.

$ 3,250,000

6.5 Acres Asking: $6,500,000,000 MLSŽ (Plus DLC – Latecomer Charges)

MINUTES FROM KELOWNA'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Rare, New, Fee Simple Mixed Use Building! +/- 6,581 sq. ft. – 6 strata units - 3 tenanted, residential & 3 commercial units incl. a full height basement to utilize for storage, etc. It's a BUY! Newly constructed corner fee simple mixed use building is completed, 2nd r. 3 Residential tenanted Suites. Main r. consists of 3 commercial strata units, +/3,354 sq. ft. - ideal for retail, professional or commercial use. Superior construction! Commercial bays are available for viewing at any time. Full Building: $2,000,000, Asking Commercial: $1,2000,000 plus HST MLSŽ

One side abuts golf course in Quail Ridge. Gravel Pit is a permitted use! Lot D 70.80 Acres $5,318,000 Lot 1 15.63 Acres $1,315,800 Lot 9 11.62 Acres $ 962,200 Lot 10 9.10 Acres $ 773,500 Lot 8 8.98 Acres $ 763,300 This assembly comprises 5 lots that can be purchased individually or as a complete package. Asking: $9,132,800.00 MLSÂŽ

COURT D SALE ORDERE

LOWER MISSION EXCLUSIVE OFFERING – INVESTMENT PROPERTY on Lakeshore Road. +/- 4500 sq. ft. building with 10 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths. 1.13 acres on at site located at the corner of McClure and Lakeshore Road. Endless possibilities. Asking: $1,600,000.00 MLSŽ

LAKESHORE NEAR GYRO BEACH Spectacular Level Lakeshore property! Prime location. 0.4 acre offering 66 ft of waterfront. Sandy beach, licensed boat dock. 4 bdrm. 2 bath home with suite on main level. Call Ken or Kris for Details MLSŽ LEASE OFFERINGS – KELOWNA, WEST KELOWNA AND LAKE COUNTRY Industrial - Kelowna

INDUSTRIAL ZONED I2 – 2 warehouses available for Lease. 1 - 20,000 SF, unheated, sprinklered, 20 ft ceilings, 12‘ O/H door and 1 loading dock. 2 ofďŹ ces, reception area & 2 washrooms. Second building +/- 7,281 SF warehouse – main r 1,200 SF, Warehouse/shop on main +/- 6,081 SF, 20’ ceilings Heating, natural gas with 2 – 150,000 BTU unit heaters. 1,200 SF OfďŹ ce and mezzanine storage. Loading dock is shared. Parking accommodates 12 cars. Minutes to main Hwy and Kelowna airport. Lease Rates: $8.00 and $9.50 PSF plus Tnet + HST MLSÂŽ

Retail/OfďŹ ce - Kelowna

7,281 - 20,000 SF

OfďŹ ce/Warehouse

1,569 – 2,619 SF

New Tilt-Up

1,000 – 5,000 SF

Pandosy Area

1,990 SF

Downtown Kelowna

3,899 SF

Retail/OfďŹ ce

Service Commercial – Kelowna 3,176 SF

Commercial Mix

944 SF

OfďŹ ce

1,100 – 3,300 SF

Retail/OfďŹ ce

Retail/Pad Sites - Lake Country 2,500 – 8,000 SF

Retail/OfďŹ ce

Retail/OfďŹ ce - West Kelowna

SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE LOCATION AVAILABLE - PANDOSY CORRIDOR

Successful franchise location available specializing in laser hair removal. Strong brand & solid client referral base already in place. Owner/operator buyer is ideal, but it still makes great money from an investor only standpoint. Located in the forever growing Pandosy corridor. Great opportunity to buy yourself a career! Available: $324,900 plus HST MLSÂŽ

WEST KELOWNA IS KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE!


B4 Interior British Columbia DEVELOPMENTAL LAND AND

HUGE PRICE

GOLF COURSE FOR SALE

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2012 WESTERN INVESTOR

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY C o l d s t ream / Ver non

IN THE BEAUTIFUL BC INTERIOR

REDUCTION Osoyoos View Land 3 acres. Far below appraised value. If no subjects offer needing no financing we will take as low as $180,000. Clear title.

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Dwight Vos 250.371.7992

contact PETE hormes@shaw.ca or (250) 497 5689

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Tracy Mackenzie 250.318.2938

OKANAGAN – B.C. INTERIOR

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Wagon West Travel Centre *15,800 sq/ft building *4.522 acres *Gas bar, 24 hr convenience store, Greyhound bus deposit, restaurant *Gross sales $6,510,740 Net $220,860 $4,400,000

Wagon West Travel Centre adjacent land *1.38 acre C-3 zoned lot $590,000 *1.78 acre C-3 zoned lot $780,000 *32.27 light industrial property For lease or sale Other parcels also available

David Peressini Email: dperessini@shaw.ca 250-374-1461 or 250-371-3022

250.801.8380 / Doug.Roberts@Telus.net

BEST-WEST REALTY LTD. 250.554.4511

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VERNON & AREA

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TOURIST COMMERCIAL ON OKANAGAN LAKE .23 level acre across from public beach! Older home with long term tenant. $650,000 MLS® RETAIL/WAREHOUSE WITH SUITE 10,800 sq.ft - flexible use. High visibility on main commercial road across from Mall. Tenant would like to stay. Great holding property. $995,000 MLS® RV SALES AND SERVICE BUSINESS. High profile location in SALMON ARM . Well established, thriving & profitable. New and used sales, servicing, rentals, counter sales. Lease available. $499,000 MLS® SERVICE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 50x158 yard w/lane access. Updated Building with 5 offices, workspace and storage $270,000 MLS®

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Westwin Realty

CARWASH – WILLIAMS LAKE Profitable and well maintained! Great Family operation or for absentee owner. ½ acre lot, 3 high pressure truck and 3 medium pressure car bays, new detailing business. $949,000 MLS®

O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Asking Price $1,200,000

$479,500 MLS®

SERVICE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE Ideal for end user or subdivision. Fully serviced area w/access from 2 or 3 roads. Zoning allows for 10,800 sq.ft +. Multiple uses including residential above main floor. $5,750,000 MLS® TOURIST COMMERCIAL .45 acre w/ highway visibility and easy frontage road access. Neighbourhood of car/boat dealerships and bulk service stations. Concrete 2 storey bldg w/two storefront units, mega storage/office space and residential suite.. $599,000 MLS® INDUSTRIAL SITE! Nearly 3 level acres on frontage road with high exposure to highway. Ten minutes to city centre. Ideal for manufacturing business. Plans for building available. $888,000 MLS®

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IDEAL FOR WATER BASED BUSINESS .51 level acre zoned I1 Light Industrial. 18’ x 30’ shop and 3 bdrm house. Located between downtown and yacht club/boat launch. Next to airport. Rare Find! $399,000 MLS® KALAMALKA LAKESHORE RETREAT 2.54 acres in two legal title with approx 250ft.of level, private beach. No thru road. . Gorgeous grounds Amazing home with 7 bedrooms with baths, spacious living areas and a stratified two bedroom suite . 10 mins from City and 30 mins from Kelowna international airport. One of a kind! Exceptional value! $3,900,000 MLS®

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info@okanaganhomes.com 5603 27 St., Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5

VADIM KOBASEW CO M M E RC I A L R E A L ES TAT E S P E C I A L I S T

250-492-2233 / 1-800-567-6770 RE/MAX FRONT STREET REALTY, PENTICTON, B.C.


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WESTERN INVESTOR FEBRUARY 2012 www.westerninvestor.com

REGIONAL ROUNDUP Giant copper play would bring jobs, but some say environmental cost is too high

,BNMPPQT¤QJUTQMJU WESTERN INVESTOR ews that Teck Resources Ltd. is investing heavily in its Highland Valley Copper mine near Kamloops and the buzz around this ThompsonOkanagan city of the potential for a new open-pit copper mine on the edge of town is all part of an apparent reversal in direction for B.C.’s third-largest city.

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Teck president and CEO Don Lindsay said the company will spend $475 million in modernization at the 40-year Highland Copper mill. Work has already started and the project, which is expected to boost production by 10 per cent, should be complete next year. “We have significantly extended the life of the Highland Valley Copper mine in recent years, and the modernization of the mill makes sense, especially given the expected increases in throughput and copper recoveries,” he said. The Highland upgrade is good news for Kamloops, which for decades depended on the mining industry for economic growth and jobs. That vision changed over the past few years, as the city reinvented itself as the go-to destination for recreation and resorts. That plan was good while it lasted. Real estate values soared and developers stumbled over each other planning and building some of the most expansive resort properties in the province. As late as last year, the Alberta-basedReal Estate Investment Network ranked Kamloops as the top B.C. Interior town for real estate investment opportunities. But the failure of the landmark Tobiano golf resort on Kamloops Lake (now under court protection) and the Mission Hill resort project (just now rising from the ashes of receivership ), and the shock of a wholesale drop in residential prices this year (for the first time in a

from Ottawa and Victoria forecast for spring of that year. The Vancouver-based firm, junior partner with Polish-based KGHM in a joint venture, said its study presents a solid business case and lays out the engineering basis for the proposed 60,000-tonne-per-day operation at the site of a historic pit. Abacus president and CEO Jim Excell said the study – comprising 18 months of effort by consulting experts in mining, finance and engineering – proves the proposed mine is viable. Executives said they are targeting May 2013 to receive environmental approvals from Ottawa and Victoria. Construction would start later that year, with mine production set for the middle of 2015. With copper and gold prices only slightly higher than today’s levels, the study predicts the mine would pay back the nearly $800 million development cost in as little as two years. It Abacus president and CEO Jim Excell: proposed is forecast to produce ore for 23 years, $800 million Ajax open-pit mine at Kamloops is employing about 400 people. “viable.” But local opposition is mounting. Excell said the next 90 days are a decade) may have many in the city nostalgic key period for the project, which has run into for the days when mineral prices, not real estate controversy in Kamloops because of its proximity to residential areas. The mine would values, dictated the economy. They may soon see those big-spending min- be operating within about 1.5 kilometres of ing days return, if the backers of the $800 mil- Kamloops neighbourhoods. lion open-pit Ajax Mine have their way. Under the joint-venture agreement, KGHM, While capital costs are 50 per cent higher one of the world’s largest mining companies, than forecast two years ago, a newly released has 90 days to determine whether it will confeasibility study demonstrates the economic tinue the partnership by purchasing another 29 viability of the proposed Ajax Mine, promot- per cent of the joint-venture company, requiring it to come up with $640 million to finance ers say. Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. the project. said it hopes to start construction of the openAjax is also in the midst of a harmonized pit copper-gold mine in Kamloops late in comprehensive environmental assessment 2013, following an environmental approval overseen by the provincial and federal govPhoto: Kamloops News

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ernments. A 60-day public comment period that will help focus environmental studies began in midJanuary and includes a two-day information meeting this month (February). “Now we can be focused on talking to people and hearing the issues,” Excell said. That should be a lively discussion. There is stiff opposition to the mine in Kamloops, led by the Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA). Its website, www.stopajax.com, calls the mine “a huge, dusty open-pit operation ... a large part of which would be within the Kamloops City limits.” KAPA, which has support, judging from letters to the Kamloops News, also claims the mine would pollute nearby rivers and lakes. But the mine would mean secure jobs. The unemployment rate in the Thompson-Okanagan area is down to 7.2 per cent, compared with 8.6 per cent a year ago, according toStatistics Canada, but remains above what is considered healthy for a city of 85,000. Some of the lost jobs were in residential construction, which had been a job generator. Last year, Kamloops housing starts plunged 20 per cent, with singlefamily starts down nearly a third from a year earlier, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). This year starts are expected to remain at 500 units.

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about 1 per cent, to $327,000, at the end of last year. According to the BC Real Estate Association, the residential sales in Kamloops were down about 5 per cent in 2011, compared with a year earlier. The KDREA is forecasting home sales will increase 4 per cent this year, with the average home price dropping 1 per cent to $299,000. More encouraging is a16 per cent increase in commercial real estate sales through MLS, in December 2011, compared with year earlier. However, while commercial sales were up, the total dollar volume for the 22 properties sold that month was down more than a third from a year earlier. The suggestion: lower prices across the board. The developer who has taken over the troubled Mission Hills condo project is fervently hoping for a market upturn this year. With the restarted project nearing completion, the city’s director of planning speculated units in the first phase will hit the market by this spring. Edmonton-based Harbour Mortgage foreclosed on the project in December, taking original developer New Future Group and all creditors off the title. The project will restart with a clean title, one 60-unit building nearly completed, a second that is partially completed and a third with a

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600 FT OF HWY FRONTAGE FOR AUTO DEALER & BODY SHOP.

SALLY SCALES sallys1@telus.net or 250-832-4831

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Cell: 250-864-9140 Toll: 1-800-367-3339 tim@timdown.ca www.timdown.ca

COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL WORLDWIDE 30 UNIT APT $1,650,000

14 apartment condominiums to be built to complete the 38-unit Valley Vista on a two-acre sloping property. Excellent view of Shuswap Lake from one side, forest on the other. Onebedroom, 600 sq. ft., two four-plexes and a six-plex. Some suites are level entry. Can be rented. Quiet pets welcome. Modulars built by SRI Homes in Kelowna. Foundations are ready and waiting for the two four-plexes. All services and driveways are in.

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OKANAGAN OPPORTUNITIES Acreages

Possible VENDOR FINANCING and asking under $2 M.

r  Parksvillewaynesalter@shaw.ca Qualicum Beach Realty

Well established Towing and Recovery business in Dawson Creek BC. "Exceptional Towing & Recovery Ltd." 150 X 150 Chainlink fenced, grave/asphalt compound, 1 bay heated garage, dispatch/offi ce unit w/services, storage shed. Zoned M-2 Light Industrial. All Equipment included with list available upon request.

For Sale or Lease $575,000 9630 sf on 3 levels, separate entrances completely refurbished since 2006 ideal for retail, design & professional offices

monarkinvestments.ca

Exciting opportunity to purchase the final 4 phases of this unique waterfront acreage subdivision. Perfectly located at Lac Des Roches in the Cariboo offering recreation\retirement marketing to the Vancouver\ Calgary\Edmonton markets. This gated community offers 4 season recreation with water-skiing in the summer and cross country in the winter.

CALL 604-725-4872 or 250-826-2284 EMAIL: jvdevgroup@gmail.com

LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNIT Y

Prime, high profile location $749,500 Hwy access near Costco & Future Shop 3664 sq ft building on 1/2 acre lot zoned M3 - Business Industrial

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7.32 ac along the Nechako River $545,000 zoned res - not in the ALR - subdividable approx 460â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of riverfront, nicely treed easy access to downtown & UNBC

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TIME & PLACE RESTAURANT & PUB $489,000

CHATEAU MANOR $2,490,000

QUALITY INN 48 ROOMS RESTAURANT $2,590,000

GOLDEN LIFE 20 UNITS & MANAGERS SUITE. GROSS $390,000/YR.

NICELY LOCATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE KOOTENAYS.

DRY CLEANER $89,000 NICELY EQUIPPED. THE ONLY ONE IN THE CITY.

LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BLDG $425,000 4 LARGE LOADING DOORS. OFFICES & MEZZANINE.

AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS HIGH VOLUME LARGE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE

MILANOS PIZZA $169,000 THIS TAKEOUT IS ESTIMATING "400,000" IN 2012.

14 minutes to the airport and 38 minutes to Sun Peaks.

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(250) 231-5222 (CELL)

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9080 Penn Rd.

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1921 Upland St.

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508 George St.

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KEN Goss

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www.dawsoncreekrealestate.ca

TOM MORAN 250-784-7090 tommoran@shaw.ca

LLOYD SMITH 250-784-7116 lloydsmith@shawcable.com

RE/MAX DAWSON CREEK REALTY 1-888-214-5871 DAWSON CREEK COMMERCIAL EXPERTS #132673 - In the centre of the City close to the traffic circle on Alaska Highway...1.55 acres of flat land with all new services to the property and bordered by 8th street and the paved roadway to the new apartment building. Excellent location, commercially zoned, will builld to suit. $290,000 #129953 - RETAIL BUILDING Great location on 10th St over 3,000 sq ft on main and additional 3,000 sq ft on second floor, located next to Scotia Bank. Ground floor now leased out to only video rental company in Dawson Creek. Asking price of $375,000

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RON RODGERS - OWNER / MANAGING BROKER Email: ron@northeastbc.com

Restaurant Business For Sale 

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MLSŠ N4505233

FORT. ST. JOHN 8224 - 93rd Street 10611 - 100th Ave 1050 sq ft of ofďŹ ce w/ 5000 sq ft free standing hardwood ďŹ&#x201A; oors. Front building for LEASE reception & display offering a high trafďŹ c area & the shop with 3 bays, 1 is drive through/wash bay. Radiant heat, mezzanine area, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; overhead doors. Fenced corner location. compound all on city services.

$22.00/ sq ft + triple net MLS# N4504645

#130083 - Prime location on Alaska Ave. in Dawson Creek - close to all retail and downtown and still on main artery through the City. Total of 17,000 sq. ft. of new space and can be divided into whatever you need. Popular new restaurant now open, lots of parking.

#129952 - FOR SALE OR LEASE Multi purpose building with 2 units now leased leaving 11,000 sq ft. available. Upgrades include updated roof and furnaces Asking price is just $397,000

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#130029 RETAIL STOREFRONT on 102nd Ave. for sale, 3500 sq. ft on a corner location, paved parking, good visibility can be used for ofďŹ ce, retail, or your own small business. Owner will consider leasing as well. Reduced to $119,000 as is

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LAND Situated across from the EnCana event centre, Chances casino and new Holiday Inn this is a very desirable location. Total of three lots each approx 4.5 acres each, excellent visibility and access. Priced at $450,000 - $500,000 each

#130010 - WELDING / MACHINE SHOP for sale Includes 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; door, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, 3 phase power, 23o Volt/400 amp service. Gravel yard, 100 sq. ft. ofďŹ ce with shower & bathroom. Fire hydrant, 2 overhead cranes. $220,000

131875

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FOR SALE OR LEASE 5040 sq ft building on busy Alaska Ave. Many uses, drive thru availability, lots of parking, next to government liquor store. Owner will consider dividing building into two rental units. Priced at $795,000 or $16.00 per sq ft to lease.

#129593: COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BEER AND WINE STORE for sale (gross sales of $2,000,000). Great location in Dawson Creek, also 40 apartments, bar/restaurant area and commercial space. Asking $3,500,000. Call for more info.

#129257: THE SOUTH PEACE UNITED CHURCH IS FOR SALE. OVER 11,000 SQ. FT. - Sanctuary, hall, kitchen, ofďŹ ces, and support services. Excellent corner location, zoned commercial, very good condition, ready for an ofďŹ ce or residential conversion. $495,000 #133401 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY located on the east side of Dawson Creek. Belsum Auto Recyclers Ltd has a proven track record and shows a good return. Includes 6.5 acres of prime industrial land on Hwy #49, a heated main shop with 3200 sq.ft. and an adjoining 2400 sq. ft. building used for stripping vehicles. Lots of inventory, and equipment includes 3 forklifts and a skid steer. Asking $1,200,000 for the land, buildings, and turnkey business with inventory. #133128: NEW STRIP MALL has 4 available spaces left for lease, 1,750 sq ft each. Great location on 8th street between Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & The Brick. Lease rates start as low as $16/sq. ft. Start your business here. Strip mall is 10,000 sq. ft. Also for sale at $1,800,000

L A N D #129635: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LANDS, one parcel of 25 acres on the north west edge of Dawson Creek for sale, superb location for residential homes, the timing is right as we need more residential lots for our busy market place. Asking $625,000 #129877: ONE ACRE OF MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL LAND suitable for 37 unit apartment or condo complex. Across from the hospital in a prime residential area of Dawson Creek. $179,000 #127836: SUBDIVISION FOR MOBILE HOMES! Total of 39 mobile lots are possible on this 4.6 acres, zoning in place, some services are already in, 3 lots have been subdivided. Call for more info. Asking $300,000

REDUCED $810,000 - MLS# N4504836

2160 SQ FT SPACE FOR LEASE

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 9705 - 103 Ave Well maintained 6-plex, this building offers 2-3 bedroom units; 2-1 bedroom units & 2 bachelor units. 100% consistent occupancy makes this a great long term holding property.

WILL BUILD TO SUIT - AIRPORT ONE ACRE LOTS Developer has 3 one acre lots in a row at the airport with highway frontage...will build a 5000 - 7,000 sq, ft. pre-engineered steel shop, provide a graveled and fenced yard with a 5 year lease starting at $ 14.00 per sq. ft. for the shell. Also willing to build and sell to tenant. One lot now leased and sold. Only 2 left! #127066: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 0.74 acres at the intersection of 17 Street and Alaska Highway. Ideal location for strip mall, service station, etc. $295,000 #127441: 80 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND with highway frontage, railway tracks, water and sewer in the City of Dawson Creek. Asking $31,250 per acre

8223 - 93rd Street Warehouse/ofďŹ ce avail. immediately. Drive through 14 x 16 overhead doors w/electric openers, 9 x 15 ofďŹ ce. $14.50/sq ft + Triple Net - MLS# N4504928

LARGE MODERN LEASE SPACE 11203 Tahlton Rd.

Extremely well maintained building, ideal for an art, dance, yoga studio or a small business. Immediate possession available.

This modern steel span building features over 11,750 square feet of combined shop/ofďŹ ce space, and 11,250 square feet of cold storage. Located in newer area of Prospect Park on a paved street, with access to the Alaska Hwy.

$12.00/sq ft + Triple Net MLS# N4504845

$13.75/ sq. ft. + NNN- MLS# N4505157

10607 - 101 Ave

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING!

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1500 SQ FT SPACES FOR LEASE

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Ideal owner occupied business with potential for growth Onsite owner and manager homes plus several investment trailers included in price. Located within minutes to downtown Fort St John High Density Residential Zoning Peace River Regional District jurisdiction

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$575,000 - MLS# N4505145

FOR LEASE 3200 SQ FT SHOP with an additional 1680 sq ft of office are on upper floor. 2 doors 12x14 into 40x40 shop. Zoned M2 (light industrial) on .23 of an acre. Asking $16.00/sq ft.

FOR SALE 12.849 Acre 80+ pad RV - Trailer Park along the Alaska Highway

KATHY MILLERCURTIS ROBINSON PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

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Invest in land with development potential. 381 acres on Lake McGregor. Hour and 10 minutes SE of Calgary. Approximately 3/4 mile of shoreline. Gently sloping. Suitable for lake view lots or golf course. Vendor willing to lease back.

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Esso Gas Station â&#x20AC;&#x201C; C-Store and Car Wash. Excellent location along highway. Business and property for sale. $4MM. Truck Wash & Quick Lube â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Great proďŹ ts and income. Only 5 years old. Sales over 1MM. Strong cash ďŹ&#x201A;ow. Asking $2.5MM for business and property. Spruce Grove - Highway Property. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This is a lease buy back. Long-term lease available. Tenant in place. Asking $320,000. Boutique Hotel in B.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22 rooms comes with liquor store, pub, banquet room, lottery, restaurant, etc. Sales over $2.8MM and net income of $600k. Asking $4.5MM Commercial Building â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.9 acres. ATV Dealership. 2 buildings consisting of 24,000 sf and 12,000 sf steel building. Sales of $6MM. Asking $4MM for business and property.

126 Industrial Road Whitehorse, Yukon

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15 SUITES, Downtown - $95 K/unit 20 SUITES Cromdale - $97 ,500/unit 20 SUITES Cromdale - $98 K/unit 22 SUITES, Downtown - $11 0K/unit 30 SUITES, Westend - $96,66 6/unit NEWER WAREHOUSE, 1455 sq. ft. - $369,000

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Ellerslie RE-Development Site Four acre site on the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 66th Street close to the Edmonton International Airport. Presently, zoning is being changed to commercial. New developments along 50th Street and Ellerslie Road include a new Edmonton Recreation centre development and the Edmonton Park and ride. 50th street connects onto Beaumont and Anthony Hendey Freeway. Highway to Beaumont is in expansion phase.

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COVER Recreational vendors hope recent sale of Kicking Horse Resort signals a new round of investment be sold for a minimum of $10 million to cover debts owing.

,JDLJOHPGGBDZDMF WESTERN INVESTOR algary-based Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. has purchased the highly succesful Kicking Horse Mountain Resort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the last major B.C ski resort built in the past 25 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; near Golden, from Dutch-based Ballast Nedam. While the purchase price was not disclosed, Western Investor believes it was close to $28 million, based on post-sale filings by Ballast Nadam in Europe.

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The sale could signal a long-awaited new cycle in resort investment in B.C., where there is a long list of properties on the market, some of them in trouble. Steve Paccagnan will remain as president of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort under the new ownership. It remains business as usual at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and all existing ski packages, passes and joint agreements will continue to be honoured, according to Paccagnan. About 400 homes have been built and sold at Kicking Horse since the development opened. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. is one of the largest private ski resort owner/operators in North America, now owning six ski resorts across Canada, including three on the B.C. side of the Rockies. In addition to the ski resorts, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies also owns and operates a number of accommodation properties, golf courses and a central reservation agency. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has obtained

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provincial approval of a 40-year master plan, which calls for a world-class destination mountain resort with an expanded controlled recreation area, 20,000 bed units, an 18-hole signature golf course, a multi-use trail system with two proposed lifts and 4,188 acres of skiable terrain. Kicking Horse is not the only place in B.C. where prospective resort buyers have been kicking tires. Calgarybased Bellstar Resorts and Hotels is apparently preparing a bid for part of Aviawest, which has gained an extension of credit protection to March 26, facing $93.7 million in debts on five B.C. resort projects. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been sold to Resorts of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking Canadian Rockies for approximately $28 million. at Parkside,â&#x20AC;? said a Bellstar spokesman, referring to Aviawestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year and turned it into a top seller. According to court documents, two offers flagship Parkside Resort and Spa property in Victoria. Aviawest also owns the Pinnacle have been received for Parkside, but neither Lodge at Sun Peaks Ski Resort near Kamloops; was for more than $20 million. Court-appointed the Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Resort in Ucluelet; and the monitor Grant Thornton said BC Investment Management Corp. is owed $29 million for Pacific Shores Resort and Spa at Parksville. Bellstar took control of the failed Solara Resort Parksideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first mortgage. Plans also call for Pacific Shores Resort to and Spa condominium project in Canmore last

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erhaps the strongest evidence of a recovery in the Kootenay recreational market is the sale of ranchsized acreages at the exclusive Ranches at Elk Park just outside of Radium Hot Springs. Prices range to nearly $3 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and that is just for the land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have sold two lots and we have holds on two others,â&#x20AC;? said Rudy Nielsen, founder and president of Niho Land & Cattle Company, which is marketing the ranches through its subsidiary LandQuest Realty. Prices roam from $9,000 per acre for small parcels to around $2,100 per acre for 400-acre and larger ranches. The 3,500 acres at Elk Park, a gated ranch community and perhaps the only one in B.C., are divided into 16 ranches, from 36 acres to 480 acres. The two lots that sold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one to a retired Edmonton oil executive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are both in the 100acre size, as are the two with pending sales. The Ranches at Elk Park are what Nielsen calls a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rare collectionâ&#x20AC;? of recreational private estate properties. The ranches are framed by Kootenay National Park and the Columbia Valley and prices range from $390,000 to $2.95 million for 200 plus acres with a lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very exclusive opportunity,â&#x20AC;? said Nielsen, 70, B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prolific land dealer. In the last 40 years, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put together thousands of successful real estate deals, involving tens of thousands of acres, from small plots to ocean islands, to entire town sites and huge farms

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Ranches at Elk Park: 200 acres with a private lake listed for $2.95 million.

and ranches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing else like this in British Columbia. South of the border, in places like Montana, similar ranch-style communities are far less pristine and their prices are much steeper.â&#x20AC;? Calgary-based Schickedanz West, the owner of the Ranches project, is adding a comprehensive amenity centre outside the access point with fitness facilities and a private ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lounge, Nielsen said. He credited owner Fred Schickedanz for having the vision and patience to create â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the best recreational ranch developments I have seen in a long time.â&#x20AC;? Nielsen said buyers are a mix of permanent residents and seasonal owners who plan to

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eventually retire to the property. They share an common appreciation of nature, outdoor adventure, horse-back riding, hobby ranching and getting away from it all, â&#x20AC;&#x153;without going too far or spending too much.â&#x20AC;? Some of the ranches are lakefront, others have valley views and all have the security and privacy only big money can buy: there is only one access road and it is protected by a controlled locked main gate.

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area, grabbing more than 2,000 residential properties and more than 600 plots of vacant land, with the Columbia Valley figuring large. With the BC/Alberta border so close to Calgary, the Kootenays were a natural lure. Then the oilfueled global economy stalled and Albertans went quiet; in 2010 Albertan purchases were off by more than 70 percent or 756 sales of residential properties. However, with the global economy swinging back and oil now north of US$100 a barrel Nielsen expects a resurgence of Alberta buyers into the Kootenays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our sales team says the number and quality of calls coming out of Alberta has increased substantially, compared to anytime from mid2008 to late 2010, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Nielsen said. A recent survey by the Royal Bank forecasts Alberta will lead the entire country in economic growth this year and next, and likely into the next decade. One telling stat: the average weekly wage in Alberta is $1,036 a week, almost one-third higher than the rest of Canada. And Albertans traditionally look to B.C. for recreational property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can golf, ski, and catch a large rainbow trout, all in one day in the Kootenays,â&#x20AC;? Nielsen said. He notes that the ski hills of Panorama Ridge near Invermere and the amenities of Fairmont Hot Springs are close by Elk Park, with almost two-dozen golf courses within a 30-minute drive. Nielsen said The Ranches will attract a select type of buyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The price range is for individuals with a pioneering spirit ready to embrace a rare opportunity to own their own private ranch right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.â&#x20AC;?â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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Approximately 80 minutes northeast of Winnipeg on the Bird River. This classic lodge is world famous for trophy bear and deer hunting. Located 1/4 mile from a Department of Transportation certified airport runway. Suitable for church camp, corporate retreat, training centre or private retreat. Commercial kitchen. Games room, sauna & conference room. Thirteen bedrooms, sleeps 27 plus master bedroom & ensuite. Approx. 6900 sq. ft. on +/-2 acres. Asking $1.85M.

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THE NEW 108 RESORT CARIBOO REGION OF BC

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SPAIN LAKE RANCH

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B16 Alberta

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PROFIT FROM EDMONTON'S DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION! s(IGHVISIBILITY,OCATION s/VER SFUSABLESPACE s/NTITLEDLOTS s/FlCEANDWAREHOUSESPACE

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MD of Opportunity No. 17 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Wabasca Downtown Commercial Development January 2012 RFP# 01-2012

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Your organization is hereby invited to submit a proposal for commercial development within downtown Wabasca, as set out in this Request for Proposal documentation. You can download the RFP with support documentation from: http://opportunity17.civicwebcms.com/content/notices

Refer all proposal inquiries to the Municipal Planner, by facsimile at 780-891-4283 or email at chad@mdopportunity.ab.ca or the Economic Development Officer, by email at reneeb@mdopportunity.ab.ca. All written inquiries and the replies thereto will be copied to all proponents.

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LEDUC PROF. BUILDING - $1.65M

61000 SF WHSE/OFFICE - $5.8M

LEDUC PLAZA LEASE SPACE

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CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zBottle Depot Businesses - 3 Locations in AB. Call For Info BOTTLE DEPOT BUYING & ORIENTATION - BOOK NOW! ***CERTAIN CONDITIONS APPLY***

zAuto Wash w/Land & Bldgs - Prime location in NE Edm - $3.5M

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH 780.441.5419

INVESTMENT zNisku M/T Bldg - Room for upside. VTB Avail. - PENDING zRV Storage & Service - 8.87 ac w/7,362 SF buildings - $1.095M zGeneral Store w/Property - Outside Edm. Over $1M revenue. 2000 SF bldg on 0.345 acres. Excellent opportunity! - $595,000

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zSylvan Lake - Choice of 3 Est Motels. Beach facing & close to Marina. Priced at $1.7M, $2.2M and $2.635M

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH AT 780.441.5419 zSelf Storage Facility - 177 Units + 100 RV on 3.88 ac. - $2.1M

CALL MIKI Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;REE AT 780.200.6454

z118 Avenue Strip Mall - Court Ordered Sale. - $1.525M

CALL GREG STEELE AT 780.945.7800 zGas Station, Grocery/Convenience & Liquor Store - Over $2M in sales.Land, Bldg and Business Included - $1.3M

CALL NEIL HORVATH 780.908.5630

MULTI-FAMILY zNEW Triplex - Excellent location. Built in 2007 - $1.298M z5 Units - Belgravia - Call For Info and Pricing z9 Units - South Edmonton - $110,000/Door z15 Units - Glenwood - $100,000/Door z18 Units - Two building package. Strathcona - $130,000/Door

CALL MIKI Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;REE AT 780.200.6454

INDUSTRIAL zLand/Bldg For Sale - Spruce Gr. 5500SF on 0.7 acres REDUCED PRICE - $799,000

CALL ALLY PIRMOHAMED AT 780.604.0302

LAND z Nisku Commercial Land - 5 Lots. Zoned CS - $400,000/Acre

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320

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WESTERN INVESTOR FEBRUARY 2012 www.westerninvestor.com

REGIONAL ROUNDUP Calgary a free-spending go-to-town for higher-end retailers and mall developers

on the drawing board in the fall, though considerably fewer under construction. Colliers identified 298,000 square feet of retail construction going on in October, but another 8.1 million square feet planned.

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While that fact gives them something in common with a lot of Canadians, Calgarians have an edge: the ability to fund their trips to stores. According to Statistics Canada, Calgarians enjoy the second-highest median family income in the country ($88,410), giving them the wherewithal to hit a lot of shopping malls. Only folks in Ottawa-Gatineau averaged more, and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, a lot of those bureaucrats stuck paying provincial sales taxes in Ontario and Quebec donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same amount left over when it comes time to shop. Looking from a global perspective, the Brookings Institute, in a recently released survey of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 200 urban economies, ranked Calgary at 51, well ahead of all seven TOP: Chinook Centre: mega-mall retail sales hit Canadian cities that made the list. $1,000-per-square-foot last year. RIGHT: Calgary So it should come as no surprise that parking seduces U.S. retailers, such as Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret. spots in decades-old Chinook Centre are sometimes hard to come by. The Calgary mega-mall such as Chinook Centre and the northwest America,â&#x20AC;? he added. on Macleod Trail draws from all over the city destination of Market Mall. Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size and income levels also make of 1.1 million residents, and opened yet another While $22-per-square-foot lease rates are it a logical stop for American firms expanding expansion only a year-and-a-half ago. still around in some Calgary districts in strip into the Canadian market. It was chosen for one malls, new retailers outside the destination of only two large Bass Pro Shops locations in  QFSTRVBSFGPPU malls can also be looking at rates into the $40 Canada, and more recently has attracted many of the retail worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic names, including the Its results: sales that hit the annual $1,000-per- range. square-foot milestone for the period ending Such rates reflect not only Alberta retail likes of Harry Rosen and Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret, September 2011. spending thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 26 per cent above the national which unveiled in Chinook Centre this year That fact, and a traditional lack of good average, but also Cowtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.45 per cent along with Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Both set up in Chinook Centre, but the other vacant retail space in the city, combines to retail vacancy rate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re effectively full. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been consis- higher-end Calgary malls have also enjoyed make Calgary an appealing place for investors who can capitalize on demand for space. tently below 2 per cent for the last five years,â&#x20AC;? success attracting first-to-Calgary tenants in Isaac Beall doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect retail demand Beall noted, adding that the only exception the last 24 months. to wane soon. As a Colliers International was when a U.S.-based retailer declared bankThereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big-city appetite for new and difretail specialist in Calgary, Beall expects to ruptcy and closed six stores in Calgary. It freed ferent retailers in Calgary. The only obstacle see â&#x20AC;&#x153;continued upward pressureâ&#x20AC;? on lease up 250,000 square feet of space and jacked the in attracting them appears to be the right space. rates that are already in the $60-to-$200-per- vacancy rate to a whopping 2.03 per cent. square-foot range in large shopping malls â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the lowest vacancies in North To that end, there were a lot of major projects

Hot spots in the next 12 months are expected to include Sage Hill Crossing and Beacon Heights in the northwest, Seton and East Hills in the southeast, StoneGate in the northeast and Currie Barracks and Silverado in the southwest. Seton will offer an eventual complement of one million square feet of retail near Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new hospital, South Health Campus, which is expected to open in phases starting this spring and continuing on into 2013. StoneGate Common, part of the even larger StoneGate Landing project north of Calgary International Airport and east of Deerfoot Trail, is envisioned for another 1.5 million square feet of retail and retail-related space. WAM Development Group and partne r Alberta Investment Management Corp. foresee over 13 million square feet of retail, office and warehouse space in the huge project, which sits in a great location for transportation and logistics businesses looking for close proximity to southern Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two busiest highways. WAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building efforts were focused more on its Stoney Industrial Centre project on the west side of Deerfoot in 2011, with a fourth building offering over 400,000 square feet of space nearly complete at yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. A WAM promotional video for StoneGate Landing may sound a little ambitious, but it wil ring true if all that is planned goes ahead. Notes a smooth voice on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s StoneGate website: â&#x20AC;&#x153;No other industrial area in Calgary will compare, not in scale, accessibility or thoroughness in planning, for the unique needs of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial businesses.â&#x20AC;? The StoneGate Common project on the north side of Country Hills Boulevard hopes to capitalize on an eventual daytime workforce

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B18 Alberta MOTEL FOR SALE In ALBERTA 22 room motel for sale, close to Edmonton on Hwy 36 and Hwy 14 where the only two hwys with wide loads crossing. Town based on oil and gas activities and year round business. Motel was completely renovated in 2009. The motel has some kitchenette units and some suites. Family owned and operated business. Great for families or investments. The motel has a 1500 sq ft house with double garage. It has 6 bedroom bungalow and 2 full and 2 half baths with lots of storage. Empty lot available for expansion. Contact:

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value of apartment/condo construction (3,257 units for 11 months of 2011 versus 882 for 2010). Commercial and industrial values jumped almost 78 per cent from a slow 2010, but were also up in the bigger picture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive that [2011] values are up compared to the five- and 10-year averages, especially considering the record values that have been posted in recent years,â&#x20AC;? noted David Watson, the City of Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager of planning and development. Even without final figures in for 2011, the city was looking at 2011 as its thirdbest year ever for permit values. Meanwhile, the office market has amazed analysts, with 3.7 million square feet leased in the past year, nearly five times the annual 10-year average, accordng to a study by Newmark Knight Frank Devencore. Over the last two years, the downtown market has leased the equivalent of over three entire Bow buildings, the company found.

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CREB president Sano Stante is predicting the average detached house price this year will reach $476,000 and the typical condo price will be $292,000. The reasoning is based on an expected net migration of 20,333 people into the city and Calgary employment growing by nearly 3 per cent this year. As well, mortgage rates have been cut to the lowest level in history.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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$2,534,400

75 ACRES - 127th St & 190 Ave Prime area situated on the border of city of Edmonton. This 75 acre parcel has plenty of potential. 1 km from new Anthony Henday, South City development Goodridge corners has draft ready. Neighboring city of St Albert 1/2 Km west.

MLS # E3282654

$4,875,650 DORIS THERIAULT

1-780-264-0010 dorisremax@hotmail.com www.StAlbertAB.com

Turn Key Horse Operation with Instant Cash Flow! Located east of Edmonton. Large equestrian facility with indoor arena and round pen. 35 stall barn all with automatic waterers and lined with puck board. Outside paddocks have automatic heated waterers. Has been in operation as a boarding and training business for several years. Includes a large home with 3 car attached garage and full basement. 2 bedroom mobile home for staff, or could be leased out for extra revenue.

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$1,175,000

Call for further details on revenue, expenses and to discuss how you could be running this facility.

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$3,250,000 KACIKEWIN CAMPGROUND & CABINS Only 40 min. west of Edm. 10.00 +/- Fully treed acres. 89 beautiful lakefront sites. Fully rented last 9 yrs. Store/Manager's residence. Room for expansion! Large sandy beach area. Located west of Alberta Beach on Lac Ste. Anne.

Chalet style cottage or year round home on a quiet cove. Absolutely loaded with upgrades and features. Walkout basement. Stunning views from all decks. Private Parklike yard with paved drive and mature landscaping. Excellent waterfront depth and dock system. Pine Lake is famous for its sandy bottom, excellent boating, watersports and ďŹ shing opportunities. One of a kind property guaranteed to impress. Only 90 mins from Calgary and 25 mins East of Red Deer. More info at www.pinelakeproperties. ca

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hile urban municipalities are expanding, the oil and gas industry in Alberta continues to gobble up the rights for oil and gas deposits in the province â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to pay significantly for those rights. The province announced in late December he southern Alberta town of High River that it took in more than $3.5 billion during grew significantly on January 1. The community of 12,000 about a half hour 2011 for the sale of oil and gas rights. That figure is roughly 48 per cent higher south of Calgary swallowed up 1,769 additionthan sales in 2010, the previous record year. al acres under an annexation deal approved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land sales illustrate that Alberta conlate in 2011 by the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Municipal tinues to be competitive in attracting new Government Board (MGB). The land added to High River was formerly investment, which benefits all Albertans,â&#x20AC;? said Energy Minister Ted Morton, who went in the Municipal District of Foothills. The annexation was supported by both the on to credit new technologies to access deeper deposits as mechanisms that will keep rural town and the M.D., but was not supported by some mineral rights owners. As well, some communities strong â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and resource revenue M.D. landowners werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy to be left out flowing to the government. of the annexation. In approving the annexation, the MGB ordered the town to pay $800,000 to the M.D. as compensation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an amount the two municipalities had agreed on. In its written decision, the MGB noted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board places considerable weight on the fact this compensation amount is the result of successful negotiations between the two he City of St. Albert wants to actively municipalities.â&#x20AC;? pursue with landowners the developThe board also commented on the objection ment of designated industrial lands in the of mineral rights owners to the annexation. southwest and southeast corners of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The denial of the entire annexation appli- city, to accommodate industrial growth for cation, or, alternatively the exclusion of the next several years. But there is a hitch. (certain lands) from the annexation applicaCity council for the Edmonton suburb tion, would mean that the standpoint of the has directed its administration to conduct a surface landowners would be forfeit in order review of commercial and industrial lands, to accommodate the standpoint of the subsur- and to work with landowners of the zoned face mineral rights owners.â&#x20AC;? lands to move forward with servicing and The board noted the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Energy development. It also wants to explorechanges Resources Conservation Board can still approve to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land-use bylaw and an area oil and gas wells in an urban municipality. structure plan that could allow for industrial High River is located in an established oiluse of lands west of Ray Gibbon Drive, which and natural gas-producing region. connects St. Albert to the Anthony Henday The town says the annexation will provide freeway around northwest Edmonton. enough land to cater to High Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth But St. Albert council also opted to postfor the next 30 years. Its next step is to prepone designating new areas for industrial pare a growth management strategy for the zoning prior to April 30, 2012. annexed lands. A public consultation process â&#x20AC;&#x153;Council believes that we need to get a for that started in January. better handle on the regional market for

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(VUMFTTJO3FHJOB WESTERN INVESTOR ne hundred and ten years ago when immigrants arrived on the Saskatchewan prairie near currentday Regina some sheltered in pits dug into the ground against the severe winter. Come spring, the rugged and ragged men would walk miles to work on railroads while women and children hitched themselves to plows to begin Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest agriculture industry. It was this level of independent grit and courage that created Saskatchewan and its capital city. It is now appears a rare commodity.

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Today, Regina has one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strongest economies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ranked fourth for GDP growth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a growing population and such high demand for real estate that less than 1 per cent of office space is vacant and the apartment market and industrial sectors are the tightest in North America. Yet city developers have become so cautious that Regina taxpayers are doling out millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives to convince them to build new offices or homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is bit of a hangover from theNDP days,â&#x20AC;? said Paul Mehlsen, managing director and a veteran commercial real estate specialist with NAI Commercial in Regina for more than 25 years. Mehlsen is only half joking. He notes that for years the provincial government was the dominant office tenant in the city, a fact that lulled the developers into a state of near inertia. Not a single new office building was built in Regina in the past 20 years, despite every indicator signalling a boom forming in Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resource sector. When a new tower was finally opened last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the 400,000-square foot, 16-storey Mosaic building â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than half the space was claimed by government and the city kicked in a three-year tax break to the developer.

Harvard Developments has just started construction on Tower III, a $100 million, 200,000-square-foot, 18-storey instant landmark that is already fully leased. With such demand for office space that the Class A vacancy is estimated at 0.8 per cent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lowest ever recorded in Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it would appear developers would need no further incentives to build on spec. But this is Regina. This year, the city is offering any developer who builds new office space downtown a 20 per cent annual tax break for three years if it builds Class A or Class B space. Property taxes for such projects can range from $500,000 to $1 million per year. The incentive will stay in place until the office vacancy rate reaches at least 5 per cent, according to city officials.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The incentives will convince developers to pull the trigger.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t building on speculation,â&#x20AC;? explained Larry Hines, president and CEO of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone comes into Regina looking for 50,000 square feet downtown, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it. The city is missing an opportunity.â&#x20AC;? The lack of available space, he said, could convince potential tenants to locate in the suburbs or â&#x20AC;&#x201C; horror â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saskatoon or other western cities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The incentives will convince developers to pull the trigger,â&#x20AC;? Hines said. Melhsen has a simpler explanation why the office incentives are in place: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mosaic tower got it, so everyone else wanted it.â&#x20AC;? There are some who worry that government handouts may not be the best method to encourage office construction. John Hopkins, CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, has voiced concern that the

incentives could distort the market. Tenants could begin relocating to buildings receiving the tax exemption, he suggests. But tenants apparently wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be getting any breaks on rents in the subsidized office space. NAI estimates that new Class A office lease rates in downtown Regina demand $35 to $37 per square foot, similar to that charged in Calgary and Edmonton, where spec office building is normal.

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It is not only the office market where government is handing money to developers. Regina is also wheelbarrelling cash this year to developers who built either rentals or condominiums in the downtown and selected areas. This is in a city where the rental vacancy rate is pegged by Harvard Developments Tower III: 18-storey tower Canada Mortgage and Housing under construction in downtown Regina. Corp. (CMHC) at 0.6 per cent, the lowest in a moratorium on the conversion of rental apartCanada if not all of North America. ments to condos, though many of the condos Rental rates for two-bedroom apartments are bought by investors who rent them out. are up 6.2 per cent from a year ago, the highest CMHC says that the number of condominiums increase among the 25 major centres CMHC identified as rentals totals 897 suites, a two-fold surveyed in its fall 2011 report. The average increase from its October 2010 survey. And there is even more government help for monthly rent for all apartments in Regina increased to $850 in October from $802 last home builders. October, the report said. The city is also linked to new provincial Sounds like developers would need no â&#x20AC;&#x153;headstart on a homeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;affordable home encouragement to build more homes. Think ownershipâ&#x20AC;? programs. The incentives may again. The City of Regina is offering a five- seem redundant in Regina, which has both year tax exemption for new residential condo- the lowest average housing prices of any miniums or rental projects under its recently major Canadian city west of the Maritimes, at expanded Residential Tax Incentive Program. $276,000, and the lowest unemployment rate. The city also offers a tax exemption of $7,500 Headstart offers low-interest loans directly to per suite for five years for anyone who converts builders and developers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;moderately pricedâ&#x20AC;? space into housing in Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old warehouse homes. The affordable home ownership prodistrict. Developers may apply for an exemp- gram gives home buyers down-paymen t tion on several units at once or for a whole assistance of up to $5,000. The province also phase of construction. The city has also slapped Please see Growth page B24 Photo: Harvard Developments

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SPOTLIGHT Dauphin dangles cash incentive to battle housing shortage as rental vacancy drops to zero

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WESTERN INVESTOR he mayor of Dauphin isn’t going to sit idly by with an endangered species in his midst.

OK, so no animals are about to become extinct near the western Manitoba town but finding a place to live within its boundaries is virtually impossible. That won’t be the case for long, however, if Eric Irwin has anything to say about it. Irwin and city council have come up with a housing plan that provides a $1,000-per-door subsidy for builders of apartments or houses. It has also submitted proposals with the provincial government for financial aid to construct low-income and seniors’ housing. “If there’s a program out there, we try to get something in for it,” he said. “We’re pretty much tapped out for housing around here.” The average house in Dauphin is a 1,050square-foot three-bedroom bungalow with a garage that sells for $145,000. That’s up between 5 and 8 per cent from a year ago, according to Chris Carefoot, the

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broker/owner of Re/Max of Dauphin. She said the price hike has been driven by zero vacancy, a shortage of new house construction and a stable local economy. She said she expects the housing demand will remain strong as none of the mitigating factors are showing any signs of reversing any time soon. “Once people get here they love it,” she said. “We’re one of the few communities that has that French immersion, Ukrainian immersion and English. Both the French and Ukrainian programs have their own schools.” Indeed, more than one-quarter of Dauphin’s 8,000 residents can speak Ukrainian. You’d think the strong housing demand

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would be a sure sign that Dauphin’s population was going through the roof, but that’s not the case, Irwin said. “There are fewer people per house these days. People don’t have six kids anymore,” he said. There are another 2,500 people in the nearby municipality, while Dauphin services an area of nearly 10 times that many. There is no shortage of amenities. There’s a regional hospital, which has proven adept at attracting doctors from far and wide, all five major banks are represented and the RCMP has a detachment with 40 officers. For those who want to be active, there’s an indoor track around the Credit Union Place

arena and a pair of golf courses on either side of town. As well, the town is planning an $800,000 upgrade to Vermillion Park, a popular camping destination, including a new splash park. Plans are also in the works to start construction on a skateboard park this summer, a jointly funded project with the province. The biggest attraction is unquestionably Dauphin’s Countryfest, Canada’s longestrunning country music festival. Every July long weekend it attracts 14,000 people, who generate an economic impact of $9.8 million for the region. “It’s much larger than most city-based events. It has a huge impact,” Irwin said. A further influx of tourists – and their wallets – is expected when Dauphin hosts the provincial curling championships in February. Countryfest donated $400,000 a couple of years ago to help build a new four-screen movie multiplex after the old “one-horse” movie theatre burned down. The new $5 million facility opened up last year. “When movies open in Toronto or Winnipeg, they open in Dauphin the same day.” Irwin said. The mayor is confident that Dauphin will increasingly be seen as a place to live, work and play by people of all ages. “If we can make sure the amenities that people expect are here, they will come.”◆

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Together with corporate chef Don Letendre the team at Wok Box continues to develop its seasonal menu at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s test kitchen in Surrey, B.C., in order to bring combinations of Asian dishes to customers. In Canada, Wok Box is the only Asian quick-service restaurant whose menu includes items that meet the nutrient criteria for the Heart and Stroke Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Check program, Letendre said. Wok Box has been tremendously successful in expanding the franchise across the country. Founded in 2004, Wok Box recently opened its 65th store in Canada. Its operations centre and head office are now located in Surrey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The strong track record weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve established in Canada has given us the catalyst we needed to start opening stores in select U.S. markets,â&#x20AC;? said Lawrence Eade, Wok Box CFO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just the beginning of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expecting to be a rapid expansion into international markets.â&#x20AC;? Under a franchise recruitment program developed with Franchise Development Northwest, Wok Box is scheduled to open locations in Oregon, Washington state, Texas and Colorado, with other outlets planned. The cost for a Wok Box franchise requires a total investment of from $350,000 to $425,000, including an initial franchise fee of $25,000. There is a 6 per cent royalty fee and McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which had held the title a 3 per cent advertising fee. of worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest chain since the early 1970s, remains the sales leader, reporting $24 billion in revenue last year. Subway reported $15.2 billion in revenue in 2010. According to the Wall Street Journal, Subway actually surpassed the number of McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the U.S. about nine years ubway Restaurants opened more than ago. The sandwich chain expects China to eventually become one of its largest 2,100 locations in 2011, adding a total markets. It has 199 restaurants in China of 21,000 jobs globally. With more than now, but expects to have more than 500 35,800 franchised locations, Subway has now become the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest restaurant by 2015. Subwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 openings included 1,000 chain in terms of number of locations.

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CONNIE WOLBAUM

CHRIS FALLE

FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AB/SK

DIRECTOR OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT BC/MB

306-949-7889

Email:

connie.wolbaum@idq.com

Phone:

(604) 952-0202

www.dairyqueen.com

Email:

chris.falle@idq.com

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