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BACKGROUND: The Mills Memorial Hospital replacement project isn’t visible in this year’s provincial budget, but there’s no need to hit the panic button just yet, says Terrace city councillor Sean Bujtas.

His comments arose during an exchange with BC Liberal Skeena MLA Ellis Ross at a Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon on March 8.

While Ross acknowledged there have been announcements that a new Mills will be built, “that doesn’t matter. What matters is [if] it’s in the budget.”

Further, Ross continued, the project isn’t within the three-year projection of major capital projects.

But since the business plan isn’t finished, “how can it be in the budget if they don’t know exactly how much it’s going to cost,” Bujtas said.

Do you have faith the NDP government will fulfill its pledge to build a new Mills Memorial Hospital?

FULL STORY: New Mills Memorial project said to be on track