Castlegar City Council briefs

Airport Lands Phase 2 awarded

Castlegar city council has awarded the Phase 2 of the Airport Lands Servicing Project to Knappet Industries from Nanaimo. The successful bid came out to a total price of $1,632,410.

"They came in with the lowest bid for a qualified contractor," said councillor Deb McIntosh. "The difference was quite significant compared to the bids from Castlegar and others.

The difference was $1.2 million."

The second phase will connect the Kinnaird Bridge mains to the existing city infrastructure. The water main will be a 400mm main capable to accommodating the existing development, future development, and Ootischenia maximum daily demand.

"It's going to run water over to the airport lands so we can look at future development and at some point open up talks with Ootischenia to connect them with city water," said McIntosh. "There's a huge movement there, once it becomes serviced it becomes viable, useable land - mores than what it is now."

City of Castlegar Director of Civic Works and Transportation Chris Barlow said that work is expected to begin in late March and will take approximately four months.

Rick Hansen relay coming through town

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff told council that the Rick Hansen relay will be coming through Castlegar on Sunday, April 22 as part of the 25th anniversary. Twenty two community members have been chosen to participate in the relay. Their names will be released closer to the event. Everyone is welcome to the End of the Day Celebration at the Castlegar Community Complex at 2:30 p.m.

The following day, Rick Hansen will be on hand for the Upper Columbia white sturgeon recovery initiative's sturgeon release at Hugh Keenleyside Dam. Exact times will be announced later. Hansen founded the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in 1997 and continues to play an important role in sturgeon/salmon/water conservation.





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