FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has released 2017’s final edition of building numbers which shows that the value of construction in the Energetic City has fallen to its lowest level since 2010.According to data published by the City, the value of construction during the month of December was just $178,000. Though that number is more than three times the $50,000 in construction started in December 2016, the five projects cap off what was a year with some of the lowest housing starts in several years.In total, the value of construction in Fort St. John last year was $54,666,000. That’s $26.8 million less than the value in 2016, and over $100 million lower than just two years ago. Just 10 single family detached homes were built in Fort St. John last year, compared to 23 built in 2016 and 94 built in 2014.- Advertisement -In contrast, the city did see an increase in the number of multiple family homes built. Seven buildings featuring 69 suites were started in 2017, totalling $19.6 million. Industrial construction made up the second highest category in terms of value, with a total of $14.3 million.Despite the drop in construction value compared to 2016, the City didn’t see a corresponding drop in revenue. The City brought in a total of $600,267.59 from permits and fees in 2017, which is only $72,000 less than last year.
Under 20s sides of Scotland’s biggest clubs could be introduced into the professional league setup.The Scottish Professional Football League has launched a consultation with its 42 members to judge the mood for so-called “colt” sides being admitted.The move comes as the Scottish FA moves towards implementing its “Project Brave” youth development strategy in 2018, which called for the move to be considered.Under 20s teams drawn from Scottish Premiership sides took part in the 2016/17 Scottish Challenge Cup and will do so again in the 2017/18 season. A statement from the SPFL read: “As part of wider discussions regarding the production and development of elite young players in Scotland, particularly in the 17-21 age bracket, the SPFL is consulting with all member clubs to seek views in relation to the potential introduction of colt teams to the league pyramid.“This consultation exercise was discussed and approved by the SPFL’s Competitions Working Group comprising representatives across all four League divisions. “Clubs have been invited to respond with their views and once feedback has been assessed, the SPFL Board will consider next steps in relation to the potential for colt teams to be involved in the professional football pyramid.”
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Alessio Romagnoli assures Milan are focused on “turning the tide” as the struggling Rossoneri resume their season on Saturday against Napoli. Romagnoli scored during Italy’s 9-1 win over Armenia on Monday, and the defender now wants to bring that feelgood factor to his club side, who are only 14th in Serie A. “We hope to turn the tide as soon as possible,” he told Sport Mediaset. “We are coming from a difficult period.” The match is just as important for Napoli, who are on a five-game winless run… “We are ready for Napoli and we are looking to leave everything we’ve got on the pitch.” The 24-year-old has been an ever-present for Milan so far in 2019-20.