Construction stats indicate 50 per cent increase over last year

A flurry of permits for new single family homes in Sylvan Lake pushed the year’s construction totals higher than last year by 50 per cent.

Permit values totalled $51.5 million for the first 11 months in 2012 compared to $34.3 million in the corresponding period of 2011, according to figures released by the town Monday. Sylvan’s totals haven’t been this high since 2008 when they hit just under $63 million at the end of the year.

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