Exports and energy are in decline, but homebuilding presses on.
But it's tanking in the oil-exporting regions.
When the Fort McMurray and surrounding community was left reeling from the recent wildfire disaster, it wasn't just Alberta communities, governments and the Canadian Red Cross that pitched in to help out. The home building industry in the province also stepped up to lend a helping hand.
A family in Victoria is looking for a place to put the 350 sq. ft. home they're building.
It wasn't very long ago that the whole idea of a net-zero home seemed exotic, futuristic and, oh yes, expensive. Well, they don't have to be. By 2015, the Landmark Group of Builders says all of its new homes will be net-zero ready.