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Construction is booming in the North Okanagan’s rural communities

Construction is booming in the North Okanagan’s rural communities.

The latest statistics show permits were issued for 15 units valued at $6.1 million in the five electoral areas in June. That is compared to five units at $2.5 million in June 2014.

“It’s good news,” said Bob Fleming, Electoral Area Advisory Committee chairperson.

Year-to-date, there have been 29 units issued permits worth $18.1 million, while there were 24 units at $9.6 million during the first seven months of 2014.

Fleming says the construction is not only good for the economy, but the long-term viability of the communities.

“Silver Star and Mabel Lake have seen increases in activity and there’s development in East Vernon.”

For July, there were permits issued for two units at $1.8 million in BX-Swan Lake, two units for $1 million in BX-Silver Star, two units for $495,000 in rural Lumby, three units for $918,000 in Cherryville and six units for $1.8 million in rural Enderby.