Building Links, the North Vancouver Island construction report has released its third quarter, year-to-date construction statistics, which compares the permits and construction values for the first 9 months of 2017 and 2018.

They report that total construction values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River now total $223 million for the year, with a $68 million increase from last year, and an $84 million increase from 2016.

A notable trend is the number of permits for secondary suites, multi-family and commercial continuing to increase in the Comox Valley, while construction of single-family homes remains stable.

In Campbell River, despite a slight decline in single-family units, permit numbers and construction values for all other areas continue to outgrow the statistics for 2017.