Hospital Location Change

lth is considering a possible change in the specific location of the new Fort St. John hospital, on its 40 acre proposed northeast sector location. The original proposal put the hospital site on the southeast corner of the lot off the east by-pass road but, architects are now suggesting using the southwest corner off 86th street. At last night’s city council meeting, Architect Ian Carter said using the southwest corner would be easier, as the land is more level, and could better integrate the lot’s wetlands. He also suggested the change in location would help promote the idea of the hospital complex being more a part of the community…
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Take Clip: Carter-2 “out on the edge” .16 As reported in April the hospital will be a 15 thousand square meter facility, with 55 hospital beds, and a 123 bed residential senior’s care facility. In addition, Northern Health is looking into some alternative energy options, such as Geothermal heating and, wind turbines. It will solicit public feedback at an open house next Tuesday, from 5 to 8pm at the Cultural Center.

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