Around Town – July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

Construction work for the new $606.2 million North Island Hospitals Project began on Monday July 7th on both the Courtenay and Campbell River sites. Work on the Campbell River site will take place around the existing hospital and work at the Courtenay site will begin near Lerwick and Ryan Roads and will include the beginnings of on-site access road construction and excavation of the hospital footprint. The project will include a 95-bed facility to be built next to the current Campbell River hospital site and a 153-bed hospital in Courtenay. Construction of the new hospitals will continue into 2017.

InPower BC has started work on the John Hart Dam site in Campbell River. Site preparation of tree clearing and overburden work was completed in June and this month, the company InPower is getting ready to clear the area for the tunnel entrances upstream of the surge towers. The old Campbellton School property, at the intersection of Highway 28 and Highway 19, has been selected as the new off- site office for the project. This will be the area where workers will arrive to then be bussed to the construction site.

A building permit was released this week in the amount of $1.7 million for the new Hyundai building in Campbell River and construction is underway.