Recent History – 1999
Nov. 3, 1999
By Mark Nielsen, Daily News Staff
The torrid pace of construction continued through October in Dawson Creek according to a report from the city’s building inspector.
Permits for work worth $2.481 million were taken out in October, bringing the year-to-date total to $32,091,500, well ahead the previous record-breaking total of $11,421,117 that was reached by the end of October 1998.
Prime among the projects is a $1.756 million project to build the structural skeleton for the new Louisiana-Pacific veneer plant on Highway 2. That follows $1 million worth of foundation work, for which a permit was taken out in September.
As well, a permit was taken out for a new $240,000 five thousand square foot home for Advantage Relocation, which must be out of the old Case building by the end of December to make room for Canadian Tire’s new building.
Building inspector Greg Dobrowolski said he expects that the pace will continue in November. What’s more, he said there will be more permits for house construction. “I don’t see it slowing down,” he said.
Mayor Blair Lekstrom said city hall can’t take all the credit.
“I’m going to give credit to council for creating the environment, and I’m going to give credit to the city staff, but I’m also going to give credit to the people and businesses of this city that have reflected the positive attitude that we’re trying to push.”