The 8,000 sq ft Hall and Library, opened on August 25 with a large celebration with over 200 people in attendance. The project was the result of a village wide stakeholder engagement process that commenced with a wood stakeholders meeting at the outset of the project to identify available trades in the valley. The result is a “100 mile building” with over 80% of the construction contracts awarded within valley. Wood innovation that resulted from the unique engagement process includes locally manufactured dowel laminated roof panels - a first for BC; and charred wood siding. Much of the wood in the project was supplied by Canfor from the Radium mill. The project was recently published on the Naturally Wood Website and has won the Woodworks! Community Recognition Award presented at UBCM (Union of British Columbia Municipalities) on September 12, 2018.