Building permits double as Kootenay town experiences construction boom – CBC

Cranbrook permits double, Revelstoke and Nelson also say construction up from last year

The biggest city in British Columbia’s Kootenay region is going through a building boom.

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt says building permits have more than doubled so far in 2016 — from $9 million in permits distributed last year.

“That’s a huge increase and I think it shows a lot of confidence returning to Cranbrook and the economy here,” Pratt said.

Pratt says he thinks the boom is because people from the Lower Mainland are moving in.