Construction steady in Spallumcheen

Three residential permits, totalling $75,000, were issued in May

Building continues to boom in Spallumcheen.

Statistics released by the Regional District of North Okanagan show three residential permits, totalling $75,000, were issued in May, along with two agricultural building permits worth $778,000.

So far in 2015, 10 residential and six agricultural permits have been issues.

That’s down from 19 through the same time period in 2014, but the values are more than $1 million higher ($3,540,204 in 2015, $2,464,065 in 2014).

The five permits issued in May ($853,800) were down from nine issued in the same month a year ago ($1,260,085).

Supporting the theatre

Spallumcheen council has backed a request for support from  Caravan Farm Theatre.

The theatre is applying for a one-time provincial government grant for its Caravan Market Days in 2016.

“The grant is to assist non-profit organizations that are not otherwise eligible for provincial funding to produce small-scale, volunteer-driven events that build community spirit and attract people to locations throughout B.C.,” wrote Caravan’s general manager, Sean Newton.

Council agreed to write a letter of support.