B.C.’s Housing minister says sometimes that is just the way it is, as two modular housing projects that were to be ready in time for this winter have been delayed until the new year.
Selina Robinson says like the best-laid plans of mice and men sometimes projects run into challenges and timelines have to be shifted.
“Or I believe in one of these cases there was going to be an elevator that was needed,” she added. “That was then going to need a different configuration.”
“So things do happen as part of the construction. We have a bit of a delay, but I am very proud of the fact we were able to come up with an interim solution.”
Robinson is praising ASK Wellness for building the interim winter shelter out on Mission Flats Road with just a six-week timeline to get the job done.
She says while there were some unexpected costs, at the end of the day, a number of less fortunate people will have a safe place to stay warm this winter.