This is what's happened in the past six months in other cities:
- Saskatoon area starts totalled 1,555 compared to 1,496 in 2011
- Prince Albert had 138 starts, up from the 61 last year
- Lloydminster had 117 starts, up from 44 last year
- Yorkton had an increase of 57 starts while Melville was close with an increase of 54 starts over 2011
- Three cities reported declines in housing starts: Swift Current had a 60% decline in starts, Estevan 33 and the Battlefords 25.