Building slump in June

Building permits were way down in the month of June in North Battleford.

According to numbers presented to North Battleford council at their meeting Monday, six permits were issued for a value of $207,000 in June, compared to 14 permits for $4,766,000 for the same month a year earlier.

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That means overall building permits are down slightly for the year. Through June, there were 51 permits issued for $9,520,600, down from 52 permits for $10,107,378 for the same period a year earlier.

However, it looks as if permit numbers should climb back up again this month. Director of Corporate Services Jennifer Niesink said they have already seen a large uptick for July. 

“We’re happy with where we’re going,” Niesink said.

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