Mayor mum on hospital site

  • Feb. 1, 2008 2:00 p.m.

The mayor of Queen Charlotte would not say whether she was pleased or not about the choice of Queen Charlotte for the new hospital. “The hospital site has been decided by Northern Health,” she said, when asked by The Observer at the brown bag lunch on Feb. 1. “I’m concerned that the Observer has made it a Skidegate versus Queen Charlotte issue. It is a health service issue,” she said. She and other council members at the lunch event said they would continue to work with their neighbours on health service questions. Queen Charlotte council, under Mayor Kulesha’s leadership, lobbied hard for Queen Charlotte to be picked. Back in the summer, Health Minister George Abbott told the Observer that QC council is “grinding relentlessly, advocating fearlessly on behalf of their community towards the new facility.”Northern Health will have a master plan for the new facility by the end of March.