Sun Peaks new Health Centre slated to open fall 2017

Greater medical access not only for Sun Peaks residents, but also Rayleigh, Heffley Creek, Whitecroft and the Louis Creek valley.

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality has agreed to a firm price construction contract with A & T Project Developments Inc. of Kamloops. The new Sun Peaks Health Centre will accommodate doctor’s examination rooms and offices, triage area and ski patrol services.

“We thank the TNRD and Director Mel Rothenburger for their financial support for this technology that will lower the Health Centre’s operating costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Al Raine, Mayor, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality. “We also thank the Sun Peaks Health Association for their many years of fundraising and their commitment of $500,000. Without the Health Association and Sun Peaks community support, the project would not have been possible at this time.”

Raine says the municipality is pleased to have the project finalized. He noted the building is now eight per cent larger than the original plan and does contain significant upgrades not originally anticipated, such as a geothermal heating/cooling system.

Construction of the foundation work has already been completed ahead of the winter season. It is anticipated the building will be ready for occupancy mid-summer or early Fall 2017.

The facility will be able to provide greater access to medical services for the Sun Peaks community as well as residents of Rayleigh, Heffley Creek, Whitecroft and the Louis Creek valley who do not presently have access to a family doctor.

“We are pleased to join the Municipality in achieving a building that will better serve the residents and guests. With the growing population of Sun Peaks, health services are an integral component of the community,” said Darcy Alexander GM and VP of Sun Peaks Resort LLP.

With the larger building and geothermal upgrades, the total project construction costs are $2,042,675. The project will be funded by a $837,675 contribution from Sun Peaks Resort LLP, $588,000 from the municipality, $500,000 from the Sun Peaks Health Association and a $117,000 federal gas tax grant from the TNRD.