Photo: Organizers of the CT scanner fundraiser cut the banner above a mock-patient to announce the scanners ‘grand opening’ – Christine Rumleskie/

The brand-new CT scanner was officially unveiled at the Fort St. John Hospital on Friday.

Executive Director for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Janice Isberg says she is amazed by the generosity of the community.

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She says aside from the smaller donations, there were six business and personal donations of 100 thousand dollars.

Isberg says the larger donations inspired those who would have donated less, to actually donate more.

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She says the North Peace Credit Union, and the Woodword Foundation were a couple of the businesses who donated a large sum. She says the top donation was 150 thousand dollars that came from Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Isberg says although the CT scanner has been operating in the hospital for around a month, she says workers needed to adjust to the system.

She says the CT scanner is now running smoothly, and will benefit the rural communities as well as the city.