Building permit fees top $1M

Things are looking up for the local economy, if building permits are any indication.

City of St. Albert officials say that, as of the end of November, the value of residential and commercial building permit fees crossed the $1-million mark, clocking in at $1,006,675. That’s the fourth-highest total for the same period in the past 10 years and the first time it has topped $1 million since 2009.

“When you factor in some of the boom years like 2005, 2006, we were over that amount, but only slightly,” said Curtis Cundy, general manager of planning and engineering for the City.

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