No fewer than a dozen Prince George and northern B.C. companies have been hired to work on the construction of the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North.
At the peak of construction, which begins this summer, there will be 160 workers onsite daily - the majority being from northern B.C., Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount said in a project report.
Along with the health benefits to come, the construction phase is also providing economic benefits for Prince George families through the hiring of local labour, Bond said, adding, "Every job counts and makes difference in these difficult economic times."
To date, Prince George companies hired as part of the design and construction team are L&M Engineering, IDL Projects, KVS Concrete Finishing, Inland Concrete, IRL Signs and Graphic Design, Houle Electric, Allnorth Consultants, GeoNorth Engineering, Jay Lazzarin Landscape Architect, Equity Plumbing & Heating, Northern Industrial Sales and McElhanney Consulting Services.
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