Old Man Winter might be breathing down our necks, but the construction season doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
It was reported last week that the City of North Battleford’s construction permit total through September has a value of $23.6 million, ahead of $16.9 million last year. Those aren’t just numbers. A drive around the Battlefords will prove it’s happening.
It’s impossible to miss the Magic Lantern multi-screen cinema going up in the middle of downtown North Battleford, nor the Giant Tiger location just down the avenue.
Drive out towards Territorial Drive in the southeast quadrant and there is construction of another new hotel happening. The hammers seem to be pounding away in every corner.
As Mayor Ryan Bater said at a recent grand opening of a new hotel, “I just love driving around the city seeing this stuff. It makes me feel really good, it makes us all feel really good.”
He added that it’s a great time to be living in the Battlefords.