Why not build new hospital out of wood?

Using one of B.C.'s prime natural resources might be key to a new Terrace hospital

EIGHTEEN-STOREY wooden student residence under construction at UBC.

PEEL back some of the walls erected from renovations or additions to Mills Memorial Hospital over the years you might find a bit of a surprise – metal studs used for framing. And this in a region where logging and milling put food on the table.

But changes now in building codes and manufacturing advances make large wooden structures practical.

So why not a new Mills made out of wood? It would demonstrate the use of one of our province’s natural resources and, at least symbolically pay homage to the forests which surround us and drive our economy.

And perhaps, just perhaps, it would be the kind of political good news that would appeal to a provincial government which so far seems stubbornly resistant to the calls for a new Mills Memorial.

(Editorial, The Terrace Standard, Sept. 28, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Council supports lobby for fair share of cannabis tax revenue

The City of Terrace is throwing its support behind a West Kelowna… Continue reading

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Former B.C. fire chief gets seven months for possession of child porn

The 63-year-old pleaded guilty during a brief hearing last year to one count

B.C. VIEWS: Public school ‘crisis’ doesn’t exist

More teachers pour in, union wants results suppressed

Sacred Ground ancient burial story goes to Philadelphia

VIDEO: Smithers cultural resource company filmed their work of BC Hydro discovery near Hagwilget.

Most Read