The amount spent on building permits in Castlegar continues to increase.
The increase came from residential permits, which were up 43 per cent from $839,000 in the first four months of 2015 to $1,203,000 during the same period this year. Institutional and government permits were down 100 per cent from $43,000 to nothing. Commercial permits were also down, 53 per cent, while there was no change in industrial permits, which were at zero both in 2015 and 2016.
In comparison, Trail has experienced a large increase so far this year — 294 per cent from $560,000 in the first four months of 2015 to $2,209,000 during the same period in 2016. Meanwhile both Nelson and Rossland have experienced decreases — 83 per cent for the former and 53 per cent for the latter.
Statistics courtesy of BC Stats.