Kamloops, BC—April 13, 2021— the construction of the new Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Hall is being delayed after the bids to build it came in higher than expected.
The design and preliminary ground works for the construction of the site were completed in 2020, and construction was expected to start in spring of 2021.
“We went to tender on BC Bid, and the lowest tender was still higher than what the budget called for,” said Ian Dalgleish, TNRD’s Manager of Capital Projects & Facilities.
Loon Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department became one of several TNRD-administered fire services in 2019. The application process to acquire property to build a new fire hall started in the same year, with a Crown Lease for land acquired from the Province of BC in mid-2020.
The Crown Lease has been secured for the next 30 years. The 2.64 acre Crown Lease is located approximately half way along Loon Lake, within 8 km of the most populous area of the community.
The TNRD is exploring other options to move the project forward.
Ian Dalgleish, AScT., Manager of Capital Projects & Facilities
Thompson-Nicola Regional District