More hammers swinging in 2012

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation stats show 40 per cent increase in North Okanagan housing starts

  • Apr. 13, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Construction activity is picking up in the North Okanagan.

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, there were 14 housing starts in March, a 40 per cent increase compared to 10 during the same month in 2011.

Of the 14 starts, there were 12 single-detached units and two multiple units.

Year-to-date, there have been 39 housing stars in Vernon, a 95 per cent increase compared to 20 starts during the first three months of 2011.