Construction is strong in some of the North Okanagan’s rural communities.
There were eight permits worth $1 million issued by the Regional District of the North Okanagan in the electoral areas in January. That compares to seven units worth $357,115 during the same month in 2015.
“We are already up from last year,” said Bob Fleming, Electoral Area Advisory Committee chairperson.
“It this trend continues, it’s good news. Some of it is residential but there are also commercial and farm permits.”
In January, there were three permits worth $651,00 in BX-Swan Lake while there were one permit at $5,000 in BX-Silver Star and one permit at $200 in rural Lumby.
In rural Enderby, there were three permits worth $358,400.
No permits were issued in Cherryville.