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76 hectares of wilderness land on Island sold to province for $500,000

Darron Kloster, Victoria Times-Colonist, Aug 12, 2020

One of the largest private owners of recreational property in British Columbia has sold 76 hectares of pristine wilderness on the North Island and another 130 hectares on Haida Gwaii to the provincial government for just over $500,000.

The NIHO Land and Cattle Company said the two North Island parcels are undeveloped within the boundaries of Cape Scott Provincial Park and contain old-growth timber.

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BC Parks buys 520 acres in Haida Gwaii region

Frank O’Brien, Western Investor, Aug 11, 2020

BC Parks has purchased four properties totalling 520 acres in the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) region of the province and on northern Vancouver Island for below the asking price of more than $1.5 million.

The deal represents the first addition of lands for provincial parks in the Haida Gwaii area in nearly 50 years.

Three of the parcels cover 160 acres each,

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Addition pending to Cape Scott Provincial Park?

Zoe Ducklow, Victoria News, Aug 11, 2020

Two parcels of land totalling 76 hectares near the renowned North Coast Trail in Cape Scott Provincial Park have been purchased by BC Parks. The deal included 129 hectares of land on Haida Gwaii, for just under $1 million.

NIHO Land and Cattle Company Ltd. founder Rudy Nielsen confirmed he sold the Cape Scott properties to BC Parks. The land has never been developed,

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B.C. mogul sells Naikoon properties to parks system in $1 million deal

Karissa Gall, Haida Gwaii Observer, Aug 6, 2020

A B.C. real estate entrepreneur has sold 320 acres of land on Haida Gwaii to BC Parks.

NIHO Land and Cattle Company Ltd. founder Rudy Nielsen, the former owner of the two, 160-acre recreational properties located within Naikoon Provincial Park, recently confirmed he had sold to the provincial parks system.

“I decided that they should be for parks and they should never be developed,” Nielsen said,

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Rural property search surges during pandemic

Frank O’Brien, Western Investor, May 12, 2020

Freddie Marks is a specialist in B.C rural recreational property but his phones have lit up with calls from the big city since the pandemic brought on self-isolation and social distancing…

“Before COVID-10 we have an average of two to four inquires for rural property per day,” said Marks, an agent with 3A Group, Sutton Showplace Realty in Agassiz. “Now we have 12 to 15 inquiries per day.”

Marks added that his office wrote deals on remote land listings even during the peak of the pandemic curve.

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B.C. recreational land a superb long-term investment

Rudy Nielsen, Western Investor, May 5, 2020

My more than 56-year career not only as a realtor, but also an appraiser and investor, has taught me the importance of how profitable and rewarding real estate is. Regardless of the up and down cycles, patience is a strength worth cultivating.

Today’s demand for recreational property indicates there is validation of four types of people who purchase these property types: purchasers who want a secure/safe place for family: properties for both recreational use and investment purposes to secure the future (retirement,

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Latest B.C. residential real estate data: Five things to know

David Carrigg, The Vancouver Province, Nov 19, 2019

Almost 73 per cent of detached homes sold in Vancouver in the first nine months of 2019 went for below assessed value, while Kitimat and the Kootenays are booming

Provincewide real estate figures released this week by Landcor Data Corporation compared all residential sales for the first nine months of 2019 with the same period last year.

It breaks down sales numbers,

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Experience is Everything!

Rudy Nielsen, The Scrivener, Fall 2019

I first got my real estate licence in 1964 at the age of 24.

In those days, it wasn’t common be a real estate agent at a young age because most REALTORS® were a lot older and more established. Despite that, I never gave up; the situation provided me even more determination to be successful.

My father was a trapper-turned businessman in Northern BC and I always knew I wanted to be in the real estate business,

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RVs add profitable option to campground investment

Frank O’Brien, Western Investor, July 5, 2019

Western Canada has the highest rate of recreational vehicle (RV) ownership in Canada, at 68 per cent of those who camp, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report. Of the 9.1 million Canadian households who go camping, the majority opt to rough it in an RV, a ratio that approaches three out of four in B.C. and Alberta.

The problem is where to park for the average 4.5 annual camping trips that owners use them.

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Thrilling cycling action returns with third annual New West Grand Prix

Theresa McManus, New West Record, June 10, 2019

The New West Grand Prix is returning to the streets of New Westminster this summer.

The New West Grand Prix is part of BC Superweek, a race series taking place July 5 to 14 in six cities across Metro Vancouver. The local event, featuring more than 200 international riders, hits the streets of downtown New Westminster on Tuesday, July 9.

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