Waste transfer station at Apex delayed until next year

Artist's rendition of design for a waste transfer facility at Apex Mountain. The regional district announced earlier this week the facilty's construction will be delayed until next year.

PENTICTON - A combination of factors has worked to slow the completion of a waste transfer station at Apex Mountain Resort this year.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen says the station, which will provide garbage collection and recycling services for residents and businesses at Apex has been delayed due to a change of ownership of the ski hill this year, higher construction costs, uncertainty regarding financing and staff shortages at the regional district due to higher priority matters such as emergency response management for the floods and fires this year.

It was recently determined costs would have been higher to complete the project this year than it would be to wait an additional season, according to a release.

Power has been located to the site in preparation for completion of the project next year.

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