Security upgrades designed to protect residents of Columbia View Lodge

A $150,000 project is expected to upgrade the security at Columbia View Lodge to bring it up to compliance with current standards.

A $150,000 project is expected to upgrade the security at Columbia View Lodge.

Door access controls for entry and exit at Columbia View Lodge in the city are being replaced to bring them into compliance with current standards and fire codes.

The security upgrades will improve safety measures for those living at the residential care facility.

The project is a routine capital investment, funded by the government of British Columbia, with the security upgrades are planned to be completed by June 2013.

Interior Health Authority president and CEO, Dr. Robert Halpenny, said in a statement that proactive maintenance and upgrading at the facility includes attention to the safety of its residential care residents.

“This new system ensures continued staff and resident safety and aligns with the latest code requirements,” he said.

This project is part of the $207 million in new capital investment announced by Premier Christy Clark at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Victoria.

While these are new projects, the capital investment is not new money. It is money the government saved from the capital plan.