Construction Progress Update

On May 10, 2022, the Project Manager provided a progress update on the new Fire Hall construction, including milestones reached and next steps. View the presentation here.

This time-lapse of photos shows the remarkable progress of the new Fire Hall over the last year. Construction crews have recently accomplished some major milestones:

  • Wood framing (cross-laminated timber and glulam beams)
  • Structural steel and stairs
  • Interior concrete slab-on-grade at ground level

Next steps include: roofing, glazing, exterior façade, and interior electrical and mechanical work.

Construction Milestone – Tower Completion

November 10, 2021 - Crews have reached another major milestone on new Fire Hall with the completion of the towers! This includes:

  • Concrete pours for the hose tower, elevator shaft, and two stairwells.
  • Majority of structural concrete.

On November 9, 2021, the Project Manager provided an update on the progress and milestones as they relate to the construction of the new Fire Hall. View the presentation here.

Construction Milestone - Concrete Pour 

July 30, 2021 - Crews  reached an important  milestone moment for the construction of our new Fire Hall by completing a large concrete pour (300 cubic metres), including the footing for the hose tower.

New Fire Hall Groundbreaking

April 26, 2021 - Mayor Bill Dingwall and Fire Chief Mike Larsson recognized the start of construction of the new Fire Hall during a small groundbreaking ceremony.

“On behalf of City Council, I am very proud to see construction begin on this much needed new Fire Hall for our community,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “With public and firefighter safety as our top priority, the new state-of-the-art facility will provide a healthy work environment with important training facilities and a modern Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for first responders and EOC staff. It will also enhance communications and services during emergencies in our region and has space to meet the needs of our community for decades to come.”

Construction of the new three-storey, 25,270 square-foot post disaster rated facility with a four-storey hose tower, four tandem bays, and the City’s new Emergency Operations Centre is scheduled to be complete by late summer of 2022.

Read the full media release here. 

Construction of New Cell Tower and Decommissioning of Old Cell Tower

April 2021 - In order to accommodate construction of the new Fire Hall, the a new communications tower was built slightly to the west and the old tower was decommission and removed. This work was completed in late April of 2021. 

 Old Fire Hall (built in 1983 )  Rendering of the new Fire Hall 

Demolition of the Old Fire Hall

August 2020 - Demolition of the old 1983 Fire Hall was completed during the summer of 2020 in order to accomdate construction of the new hall.

The community is invited to join Mayor and Council on a virtual final tour of the old hall to reflect on its many years of service to this community, and to watch the building walls come down as we embark on the next chapter for our Fire Department. 

Read the full media release here.

Media Releases and Council Presentations

For more information, visit the project page:

New Fire Hall Replacement Project

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