Council decided to deny a full waving of fees and go with a variance that would lessen the cost of off-site works for the hospital, but still delays the CT scanner project and puts its future at risk. The work to be done is marked “staff support.” (Town of Smithers map)

Web poll: CT scanner variance

Did Smithers council make the right decision on the hospital variance?

Smithers council voted Tuesday to deny a variance waving full off-site works for the Bulkley Valley District Hospital’s renovation to install a CT scanner, but approved a variance that cut some costs.

Story: CT scanner ‘paused’ after council denies variance

Northern Health mistakenly thought the costs didn’t apply to an internal renovation and said they put the CT scanner project at risk. The project is now paused.


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