September construction numbers in FSJ

As the cold weather approaches, Fort St. John is beginning to see a reduction in the number of building permits issued.

28 building permits were issued in September, with a total construction value of just over $3.5 million dollars. That’s down from last month’s total of $5 million.

Total value is still slightly ahead of last year’s numbers through September: this year’s cost to date is just under $64 million, about $4 million more than last year.

However,this year’s total would be considerably lower were it not for the $23 million dollars added to the total when the permit for the Enerplex was issued last March.

The number of permits issued to date is down from last year’s 259 to only 241 this year.

Thanks for Reading! is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it–but we need your support.


Give $10 a month to today and be the reason we can cover the next story.

Don't miss a news

story with our daily email!

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.