Steinbach is within sight of a new record for housing starts and we're not even two-thirds of the way through 2006.
  Building inspector Bob Kehler says there have been 94 starts on single family homes plus 25 duplexes for a total of 144 homes.  The all time record was set last year with 104 single family homes and 27 duplexes for a total of 158 homes.  Kehler doesn't forsee any slowdown this fall.  Meantime, the value of permits to date is $37 million.
The record of $57 million was set last year and included a $30 million dollars expansion at Biovail.