Minister praises Castlegar's wood use

Posted by Rumin Mann
March 3rd, 2010

Minister of Forests and Range Pat Bell was impressed with the City of Castlegar’s use of wood products in the construction of its new city hall and municipal facilities.

During a week-long tour of the Kootenays, Bell was in Castlegar and met with the mayor and councillors.

Bell said Castlegar is doing well as a Wood First community, following a provincial program that encourages innovated domestic use of wood products.

“You are living it here,” he said. “You are a great example for the rest of communities to follow.”

“As Minister of Forests and Range, I get to tour lots of small communities,” said Bell. He explained the Castlegar’s facilities are some of the nicest he’s seen in the province and make good use of wood construction. Read More

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