Progress Continues on New Recreation Centre Project in Hazelton

June 19, 2018

Work is continuing on Hazelton's new arena -- with the aim of having a new indoor ice surface ready for use by the end of the year. The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre is also being called the "Heart of the Hazeltons" by the team that's made it a reality.

The project involves some local building materials -- especially BC wood, which pleases Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson-- the Forests Minister who toured the project Friday.

"There's parallam glulam beams that are made in BC, an engineered wood product and it's part of my mandate letter from the Premier to grow that sector of BC's value-added economy, so it's great to see that happening right here in the north," Donaldson said.

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