Home Construction Up

 Home construction saw a substantial increase in Vernon with almost four-hundred new starts in 2017.
    
Canada Mortgage and Housing says there were increases in every category, but the biggest was in single family homes at 211 compared to 164 the year before.

Overall  at the end of 2017 there were 398 projects, up from 325 the previous year.

Construction is booming in the Central Okanagan with almost 36 hundred new starts in 2017.  CMHC says that's the strongest year on record since they started keeping track in 1977.