Premier Christy Clark was in Burns Lake today to take part in a local community celebration of the Babine Forest Products Sawmill rebuild. She was joined by Nechako-Lakes MLA John Rustad.
Village of Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold gave premier Clark a ceremonial key to the village in recognition of the work her government has done to put Burns Lake back on its feet after the tragedy of the sawmill explosion on Jan. 20, 2012 that took the lives of two workers and injured 19 more.
Mayor Strimbold also credited Clark and Rustad for their roles in two other major investment decisions. A new $51 million hospital is being built, as well as the multi-use facility expansion of the Burns Lake Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. Both of those projects are currently under construction.