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Royal Inland Hospital site update

April 24, 2013 - 1:31 PM

With recent final approval of the Clinical Services Building project, Interior Health has been busy with next steps. This includes the posting of requests for proposals for a project compliance Team, as well as architect and engineering services for site preparation to begin this summer.

The project team has secured a tree removal company and met with representatives of the Kamloops Woodworkers Guild, Brocklehurst Middle School and Sahali Secondary to determine the best approach for removal of the trees on the front lawn.

Removal of these trees will begin on April 26th and is expected to last approximately five days.

The Woodworkers Guild will work with the tree removal company to retain wood to be transformed into some form of decor for the new building. Future woodworking students will also have the opportunity to work on projects using some of the reclaimed wood. Our thanks to the Woodworkers Guild, Brocklehurst Middle School and Sahali Secondary for their help in repurposing wood from the heritage trees.

The trees marked “in memorial” currently growing along the back row, or south side, of the front lawn were planted by various groups and individuals in memory of loved ones. Although some of them are quite large, the hope is to have those trees relocated to a yet unidentified area. This will occur at a later date.

One of two lanes of traffic on Columbia Street directly in front of the hospital will be closed at times to accommodate this work, however the main access points to the hospital will remain open. Please respect signs and flag people on site. We appreciate your patience during the tree removal work and will continue to keep you informed about this project.
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