FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Commercial construction building permits continue to drive construction numbers in Fort St. John.During the month of August, $3,834,097.83 in permits were issued by the City, with $2.7 million of that from commercial permits.For the year to date, the City has issued $45.7 million in construction permits with $17.7 being for commercial projects. In August of 2018, the City had issued building permits worth a total of $25.1 million.- Advertisement -In August the largest permit was issued for the construction at the new Canadian Tire location on the Old Fort Road. That permit was worth $2.1 million.So far in 2019, there have been 70 building permits in the city. Of those, 17 were for single-family homes, 23 were for commercial projects, seven for institutional projects and 15 were for garage/renovation projects.