Sikanni Building Re-Opens following Nova Star Fire

Photo: The Sikanni Building was almost completely destroyed by the Nova Star Hotel Fire in June 2007 – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

One of the buildings destroyed in the Nova Star Hotel Fire has re-opened.

The Sikanni Building on Sikanni road is located right behind where the Nova Star Hotel was being built. The building is 35 thousand square feet and only one business survived the fire back in June of 2007. Since then Gordon Green of Pinnacle Capital Corporation, the owners of the building, says they worked with the local trades to re-open the facility. [asset|aid=231|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Gordon Green – 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The completely renovated facilty is currently being rented out to local businesses. Gordon says although the last year has been a painful process, he’s happy with how the new building has turned out. [asset|aid=232|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Gordon Green-1_1_Pub.mp3]

An 18 year old youth was sentenced in December of 2007 to 113 days in jail on top of the 6 months he had already served, for his part in the fire. The fire caused over 20 million dollars in damage and completely destroyed the Nova Star Hotel.