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.
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.