Much needed new health centre in Sun Peaks delayed

By Jill Sperling
July 7, 2016 - 9:38am Updated: July 7, 2016 - 6:29pm

SUN PEAKS, B.C. — The process of developing a new health centre in Sun Peaks has hit a snag, but the town's mayor is confident the project will be back on track soon. 

Al Raine says construction was supposed to begin in May and be completed by November or December, but there have been delays in finalizing a construction contract. 

"That's kind of gone sideways on us now," Raine said, "So we've had to regroup and we're kind of redesigning the building, and trying to get the same size building, but back within our budget. We're hopeful we'll have something before council by the end of the month."

Raine adds there has been a small health clinic in Sun Peaks for many years which will be able to provide the the necessary health services until the new centre is built. 

The current centre is in a modular building, and only provides services on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

Raine says the new health centre will be able to provide additional services and longer hours. He hopes it will also attract a family doctor to Sun Peaks. 

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