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The Fort Hotel at the corner of 100th and 100th in Fort St. John – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca

Having received a written demolition plan late last week from the owner, Fort St. John City Council is scheduled to revisit the Fort Hotel issue at its regular meeting today.

Last April, Council declared the building at the corner of 100th St. and 100th Ave. a nuisance property and set in motion the demolition process.

However, given the location and the age of the building, it is expected to be an expensive operation. To date there has been no specific price tag attached to it but City Manager, Diane Hunter, made it clear last week whom the City expects to foot the bill…
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Since construction ended on the hotel, it has become the City’s primary downtown eyesore with concerns about health, safety, vagrancy, graffiti, and criminal activity.

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