An artist’s conception of The Clarion

Clarion proponent meets permit deadline in Qualicum Beach

The development permit for the planned 53-unit condo project in downtown Qualicum Beach would have expired July 15

Wayne Strandlund, owner of the proposed Clarion project in downtown Qualicum Beach, said the building permit deadline has been met and he is eager to proceed.

“Town hall admin receipted the building permit application fee on June 23,” he told

The NEWS by e-mail from Victoria, forwarding a July 3 e-mail exchange with director of planning Luke Sales.

It includes the line “your application is now considered to be complete,” but points out there will likely be requests for more information and discussion.

The property is owned by a numbered company, which is wholly owned by Strandlund Investments, which is wholly owned by the Strandlund Family Trust, he said.

“My long-standing friend and business partner, Bill Katerenchuk, through his company, Consulpro Inc, was the project manager,” he said of his local hands-on manager who died in May.

“Bill’s role was to handle all development permit, zoning and land-use details as well as coordinating all professionals such as architects, designers, engineers, and so forth. Had Bill not passed away, he would in all likelihood — and of course depending on his health — have managed and supervised the construction of The Clarion.”

As recently as December, the project was on track. “We’re working with the town, we have construction drawings and the work is out to tender,” Katerenchuk told The NEWS at the time.

Good for two years, council approved the current development permit for a 53 unit, five-storey condo development in July, 2013, which would have expired July 15 if the building permit had not been submitted.

Just Posted

Cycle of Life Tour seeks donations for hospice society

Riders will cycle 200 km to help keep hospice care in motion

Regional trails closed due to fire hazard

The Regional District of Nanaimo is closing trails within its jurisdictions effective… Continue reading

Qualicum Beach to ban all open burning

Prohibition takes effect at noon, Wednesday

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Parksville fun park celebrating 30 years after starting with mini-golf course

Managers share what the view has been like from the castle

VIDEO: Skydivers land at Beach Day in Qualicum Beach

Sandy arrival one of various attractions at annual event July 15

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Island man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Fraser Valley music festival

James Allen Redden, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty of three charges

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Most Read