Development Statistics

Major Projects (Construction Started)

PROJECT COMPANY VALUE ($, MILLIONS)
 
Utilities
Site C Clean Energy Project BC Hydro 10,700
W.A.C. Bennett Dam Riprap Upgrade Project BC Hydro 170
G.M. Shrum G1-G10 Control System Upgrade BC Hydro 75
G.M. Shrum Spillway Gate Upgrade Project BC Hydro 48
Peace Region Load Shedding RAS BC Hydro 26
Fort St. John and Taylor Electric Supply  BC Hydro 53
The Station Town Centre G8 Properties 500
 
Oil & Gas – Plants, Stations, Hubs
Saturn Compressor Facility Expansion Cutbank Ridge Partnership 930
North Pine Liquids Facility AltaGas Ltd. 100
Regional LNG Plant AltaGas Ltd.  
North Central Liquids Hub Cutbank Ridge Partnership 320
 
Oil & Gas – Pipelines
Project RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability) Enbridge Inc.  
High Pine Expansion Project Enbridge Inc.   
Jackfish Lake Expansion Project Enbridge Inc.  
Towerbirch Expansion Project NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. 439
North Montney Mainline Project TransCanada  
 
Mining
Roman Coal Mine Peace River Coal Inc. 400
Murray River Mining Project HD Mining International 1,183
 
Renewable
Moose Lake Wind Project Moose Lake Wind LP 45
Septimus Creek Wind Power Project Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc. 45
 
Transportation
Highway 97 Tower Lake Four-laning BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 17
 
Institutional
Margaret Ma Murray Community School (Northwest Elementary) School District 60 25
Trades Training Facility Northern Lights College 31

Credit: B.C. Major Projects Inventory (Government of British Columbia)

Values of Building Permits

2018

Month Type(s) of Building # of Permits

Construction Cost

January Residential 5 $3,488,147.00
Commercial 1 $9,927,689.88
February Industrial 2 $6,012,655.00
March   Residential  2 $90,000.00
Commercial 2 $28,000.00
Institutional 1 $9,000.00
April Residential 4 $979,343.00
May
Residential 5 $345,746.97
Commercial 3 $430,000.00
Industrial 1 $1,700,000.00
Institutional 2 $599,520.00
June
Residential 8 $1,460,806.25
Commercial 2 $42,000.00
Industrial 1 $50,000.00
Institutional 1 $2,529,601.00

July 

Residential 4 $459,500.00
Commercial 5 $2,137,000.00
Government 2 $265,000.00
 August   Residential 7 $912,000.00
Commercial $200,000.00
Industrial 3 $64,000.00
Government  1 $450,000.00
September  Residential 2 $270,000.00
Industrial 3 $789,000.00
October
Residential 4 $577,500.00
Commercial 1 $37,260.00
November
Residential 2 $26,000.00
Commercial 1 $250,000.00
Industrial 1 $23,000.00
Total   77 $34,152,769.10

Previous Years

   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016 2017
Total Value of Construction $36,198,102 $55,427,385 $56,865,793 $30,370,774 $40,070,055.75 $27,960,000
 
Number of Building Permits
  Commercial 10 20 18 17 13 15
  Institutional 2 2 2 4 6 4
  Industrial 9 9 9 9 7 6
  Residential 109 111 155 75 31 39
 
Number of Dwellings Created
  SFD 41 42 77 39 7 15
  Duplex 26 42 72 4 0 0
  Secondary Suites  9 38 105 27 2 3
  Multiple Family * 48 121 25 4 0 0
  TOTAL 124 243 289 74 9 18
* Structures containing three or more units

Housing Construction

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing starts, under construction and completions

  2015    2016    2017    2018   
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Housing starts 9 28 19 27 1 2 5 2 0 6 8 0 17 10  
Housing under construction 61 60 52 47 28 15 10 7 2 7 12  4 18 25  
Housing completions 165 29 27 32 20 15 10 5 5 1 5 1 8 3 3  

Source: Statistics Canada

Property Values

BC Assessment Market Trends 2017-2018

  % Chg Due to Market
Community Residential Business and Other Light Industry
City of Dawson Creek -5.52% -1.43%  -1.80%
Dawson Creek Rural -0.92% 0.18% -4.66%
Village of Pouce Coupe 1.70% -2.56% N/A 
City of Fort St. John -9.32% 2.63% -1.50%

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values: Dawson Creek

Property Class 2016 Revised 2017 Revised % Change
All Classifications $1,740,390,421 $1,736,377,748 -0.23%
Residential $1,240,256,300 $1,222,834,800 -1.40%
Non-Residential $500,134,121 $513,542,948 2.68%