Hospital on schedule, budget

  • Oct. 7, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Construction of the new hospital in Courtenay is on time and on budget, North Island Hospitals Project chief officer Tom Sparrow told Courtenay council Monday. About 67 per cent of workers are local. Sparrow expects at least 650 trades people to be hired later in the year or early next year.

Coun. Manno Theos noted potential parking strains at the neighboring college and aquatic centre will need to be addressed when construction is completed in 2017. Sparrow said these groups are considering options.

 

 

 

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