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Council Bouyed by Building Permit Levels

Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  The final numbers for building permits  for 2016 are not yet  in,  but  by all accounts,  it looks to have been a record setting year.

As of the end of November,   the  year to date  permit values have topped $125 million.   That’s well above the $84.1 million  recorded  during the same eleven  months last year,  and  the $119.8 million recorded in 2014.

The  construction of single family dwellings  has  topped the previous  two years as well,  with  143  permits  issued  as of the end of November 2016,  compared to  108  during the same period in 2015, and 114  in  2014.

Councillor Brian Skakun  says the  2016 numbers   are a positive sign “I think it’s a record amount and I think it shows a  confidence not only in our community, but throughout the province and beyond.”

Mayor Lyn Hall  is also  pleased “Ther is no question, you take a look at a $125 million dollars and this is until the end of November and those are spectacular numbers.  We’re seeing it  throughout the community, from Inland Kenworth ,  to  we take a look at what is going beyond throughout the entire  town, and it is a remarkable number and there are  good  things happening for 2017 as well, we are on the horizon for that. It is by all means,  great news.”



Bouyed? You forgot spell-check! Isn’t it buoyed?

Nope. “Boyed” .. as in: “boy oh boy, we sure got boyed with that one!”

Or…. “Got boyed that time, Winnifred… good for you !! ”

Stay safe folks.


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