Interiors – The News Urban Homes




Everything about The News says “urban.” From its exterior blend of longboard, stack brick and cement panels to its accents of heavy timber and black metal framework to its lofty 9’ ceilings, enclosed balconies and flex spaces, The News is downtown in the heart of the Fraser Valley.



The News was carefully planned and thoughtfully designed to exceed homeowners’ expectations. Beautiful finishings and exclusive amenities all in a safe and secure environment.




  • Choice of 2 designer colour schemes:
    • Sepia: light, warm, and contemporary
    • Slate: dark, clean, and modern
  • Engineered laminate floors
  • Warm carpeting throughout bedrooms
  • Dual balcony units offer choice of being open to allow air flow or closed to reduce energy use


  • High gloss upper and lower cabinetry for a clean and modern feel
  • Wood grain cabinetry encasing refrigerator and pantry brings subtle elegance and smooth lines
  • Open-concept shelves accompany wooden cabinetry and provide unique storage and display spaces
  • Adjustable wood grain shelving on the face of exposed cabinetry with integrated wine rack
  • Porcelain backsplash
  • Engineered quartz countertops
  • Under-mount Single Bowl Sink with Garburator
  • Kohler Pull down Kitchen Sink Faucet for ease of use


  • Samsung stainless steel French door refrigerator
  • Samsung 5 burner stainless steel gas range
  • Samsung stainless steel dishwasher
  • Samsung OTR microwave
  • Choice of an upgraded package including:
    • Bosch French Door stainless French door refrigerator or
    • Bosch 30” Gas cooktop
    • Bosch 30” Single Wall Oven
    • Bosch 30” OTR Microwave
    • Bosch 24” Stainless Steel Dishwasher
  • All homes feature:
    • LG Ultra Large Capacity Front Loading washer
    • LG Ultra Large Capacity Front Loading dryer


  • High gloss cabinetry
  • Modern vertical light fixture
  • Large format Italian porcelain tiles on floor and wall
  • Kohler Single Handle Faucet
  • Kohler Awaken WaterSense rainfall style showerhead
  • Soothing deep soaker tub
  • Under mount sink with engineered quartz countertops
  • Kohler dual flush toilet for improved water consumption


  • Sleek Kohler Toobi Bath faucet and handles
  • Barn style glass door shower
  • Large format Italian porcelain tiles on floor and wall
  • Kohler Awaken Hand-shower
  • Kohler dual flush Toilet for improved water consumption



  • Urban industrial design: two six-story, 282-unit residential wood-frame buildings and a three-story amenity building add an urban feel to the existing neighbourhood.
  • Thoughtful planning of surrounding areas, creating a beautiful, multi-layered, friendly environment with a variety of interconnected open spaces and plazas.
  • Building materials selected and combined to create an urban industrial design. Use of sturdy panels, metal cladding and stained heavy timber wood create a combination of contemporary West Coast aesthetics with a nod to the past.
  • Walkways with residents in mind, promoting cycling and strolling.
  • Articulated façade of the lower 2 levels provides a great look and feel while minimizing the height of the building from the streetscape.


  • Preserving existing adjacent mature trees to provide shade and atmosphere
  • Precision placement of new shade trees to enhance the streetscape and provide air purification
  • Rooftop solar panels to reduce energy consumption and power landscaping lighting
  • In-floor hot water radiant heating system
  • Heat Recovery (HRV) ducted system to reduce energy losses through venting.
  • Dual balcony units offer the choice of being open to allow air flow or closed to reduce energy.


  • All wood used in the construction is certified from responsibly managed forests
  • Low energy appliances used wherever possible
  • Focus on locally produced materials to reduce transportation emissions and promote local economy
  • Using recycled material wherever possible


  • Commitment to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • CCTV cameras throughout the complex
  • Dual gated parking garage entrances for an extra layer of security
  • Extensive low voltage lighting around pathways and exterior stairs
  • Glazed doors for improved visibility in parkades and lobbies
  • Instant alarm buttons located throughout the parkade


  • Resident-friendly spaces:
    • A world class amenity building designed for living life to the fullest. With over 4,500 square feet of indoor amenity space spanning 2 floors, as well as a 1,900 square foot outdoor rooftop patio area.
  • First floor includes
    • A soundproof, acoustic music room for electric guitars, drums or even a clarinet
    • Fabulous gym including cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights
  • Second floor features:
    • Chef’s kitchen with Bosch appliances
    • Inviting dining space for over 18 people
    • Large and warm lounge encased in a double-sided fireplace
    • Billiards table
  • Roof enjoyment:
    • BBQ area
    • Views of Mount Baker and surrounding valley
  • Within-the-condo-building amenities:
    • Workshop
    • Car wash station
    • Pet grooming room with small and large wash basins, stainless steel table and
    • Bike repair room


  • Home warranty coverage (WBI)
    • Two years for materials
    • Five years for building envelope
    • Ten years for structural elements
  • Secured underground parking for residents and visitors
  • Ten charging stations for electric cars for residents and visitors
  • Secured FOB entry for peace of mind