B.C. led the way in residential building permits in November, based on data from StatCan. Michael Straw, an economist for the agency, told CBC News that a handful of major developments in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island helped to drive the province’s numbers. B.C.’s construction industry also avoided the temporary shutdowns that affected other provinces during the pandemic.
“We’re lucky and we’re humbled by the fact that we can keep operating in such a difficult time for so many people,” said Ben Taddei, COO of property development firm Conwest Group.