FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The exterior of the new RCMP detachment in Fort St. John has been sealed for some time as crews continue work on the interior during the winter.

The majority of work that has taken place has been ongoing for a couple of months.

Since the December 6th, 2021 update provided by the City of Fort St. John, the following activities have occurred as of January 10th:

• Continued electrical and mechanical rough-in
• Scaffolding and hoarding setup for masonry trade
• Continued installation of roof insulation, waterproof
membrane and roof boards
• Continued window installation
• Completed lower exterior brick ledger flashing
• Continued drywall installation and finishing activities

Work planned for the next reporting period includes ongoing electrical and mechanical activities, continued drywall installation, exterior masonry veneer installation and the start of interior painting.

The construction project started in the middle of 2020, and the City of Fort St. John expects the $51.4 million detachment will be completed in early 2022.

The project is funded by the City of Fort St. John and the RCMP.

The RCMP is funding 37.5 per cent of the project through yearly lease payments while the city will finance the other 62.5 per cent, using capital reserve funds set aside for the detachment.