Housing construction remains stable.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports that there were 13 new home construction starts in Vernon in October, up from nine during the same month in 2011. Of the 13 starts, 12 were for single-family residences and there was one multiple unit project.
Year-to-date, there have been 131 housing starts in Vernon. That compares to 129 during the same period in 2011.
In Kelowna, starts totalled 67 homes in October, including 27 multiple-family units and 40 single-detached units.