February sees extremely high building numbers

first_imgWhile not quite as dramatic, there is also an eye-popping difference in the year-over-year city revenue numbers.So far this year, the building permits have generated $506,620 for city hall.That is nearly 16 times more than the $31,792 generated in the first two months of 2010.It is also more than double the full 12-month total last year, which was $231,437.Advertisement Last month’s issuance of the final building permit for the new hospital has dramatically skewed comparisons of building numbers in Fort St. John.February’s total value of construction is $271,146,000.- Advertisement -That’s nearly 33 times the total for the same month last year, which was just over $8 million.However, all but $546,000 of last month’s total was for the new hospital permit, which was worth $270,600,000.That’s nearly 12 times more than the last big local commercial permit issued for the Enerplex, for just over $23 million dollars, in March of 2008.In addition, the 2011 two-month total value of construction in the city is nearly six times last year’s 12-month total, which was $46,455,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

Aston Villa boost? Russian hitman admits he is eyeing Europe move

first_img Aleksandr Kokorin 1 Aston Villa target Aleksandr Kokorin has revealed that he would like to test himself in the Premier League but says there have so far been no concrete offers.Villa have scouted the Dynamo Moscow centre-forward in the past and, according to reports in Russia, have recently rekindled their interest in the 23-year-old.Villa are in the market for a new striker this summer – with a shock move for Nicklas Bendtner even mooted – and Kokorin could fit the bill.The target man is considered one of the stars of Russian football and has hit 20 goals in has last 44 league outings for Dynamo, while he also scored a superb header for Russia in their World Cup clash with Algeria.And, when asked whether he wants to try his hand in one of Europe’s major leagues, he told Izvestia: “Of course. Like any player I want to test myself at a big club.“However, at the moment, I have not been told about any concrete offers.“I am sure that if there was a really tempting offer then nobody would stand in my way.”last_img read more