Quick Peak: Snow removal; Renovations proceed

Snow removal

More snow may have fallen on Powell River in the past month than usual, but the city has fared well compared to its neighbours, said director of infrastructure Tor Birtig.

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An order for road salt put spending over the annual $65,000 budget, but not by much, he added.

“We were quite fortunate compared to Courtenay, Comox and Vancouver,” said Birtig. “We still have a lot of green grass.”

Birtig said his crews were out with the plough and salt trucks on the weekend to ensure the city’s 108 kilometres of roads did not become “an icy mess.”

Though there was a report of a weather-related car accident south of town during the weekend, Birtig said city streets were clear.

City buses did not have any weather-related issues or delays.


Renovations proceed

Work renovating the new Powell River Public Library is progressing, say city officials.

City director of infrastructure Tor Birtig said the foundation has been poured for the building’s foyer and the general contractors are waiting on the delivery and installation of steelwork for the front of the building.

Work has proceeded on interior electrical and plumbing with walls being framed and drywall installed, he said.

Project completion is expected in the spring.

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