Hardy borrows for fire truck.

Port Hardy Fire Department is close to getting a new fire truck.

The District of Port Hardy is one step closer to a new fire truck.

At their regular meting Sept. 13, Director Adrian Mass told council the district had received no letters or forms from citizens objecting to the district borrowing $1.1 million to buy the new truck.

The district plans to finance the truck by borrowing up to $1.1 million from the Municipal Finance Authority with a five-year renewable term over 12 years. The interest rate would be variable and the payments would be about $100,000 a year.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue is looking at a new Quint engine which includes pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders. The fire department is hoping to add various safety components including a ‘business class cab’ which allows six firefighters room to move around to put on bulky equipment, seat belts, and air bags.

The ladder will allow the department to reach fourth floors, which was a recommendation in the 2014 Fire Service Review. The new truck has been approved in the 2016 budget.

A request for proposals for the new fire engine has been sent out, and they will be presented to council when they come back.

 

Just Posted

District of Port Hardy accepts $295,750 bid to replace Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena’s chiller

Council accepted a $295,750 bid by a refrigeration contractor to replace the arena’s chiller.

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

VIDEO: North Island Peewee Eagles unleash avalanche of goals against Peninsula in semi-final showdown

The two teams squared up on Sunday morning at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill.

North Island Seniors Housing Foundation takes the next step towards getting Trustee Road land

Seniors rejoice, Port Hardy council is very much in favour of helping… Continue reading

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

New report calls for regulated heroin sales to curb B.C.’s overdose problem

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Millennial men least likely to have a family doctor: Statistics Canada

Report found more women have primary care physicians, compared with men

70% of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccines for children: poll

The debate for pro and anti vaccinations has heated up after a measles outbreak in Vancouver

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

VIDEO: Woman, off-duty cop in serious condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

Most Read