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Apr 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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SKP Project Goes High-Tech!

Watch progress of pool renovations with the click of a mouse

 Williams Lake, B.C. - The Cariboo Regional District (CRD), the City of Williams Lake unveiled a new online feature for the Sam Ketcham Pool Upgrade Project during today’s media and tour. A video camera, which updates every 10 minutes, has been installed on the West Fraser Aquatic Centre at the Cariboo Memorial Complex construction site to allow residents, the media and stakeholders the ability to check on the project progress from the comfort of home. The camera can be viewed through the Cariboo Regional District website at cariboord.bc.ca/services/recreation-2/central-cariboo. Each month, a time lapse video of activity from the previous month will be posted as well providing an entertaining look at the construction progress. Once the project is complete, a time lapse video of the full 18 months of construction will be available. 

“The addition of the Sam Ketcham Pool Upgrade Project camera shows what can be done with a little ingenuity, creativity and collaboration,” says Joan Sorley, SKP Working Group Co-Chair and CRD Director. “We feel that it is vitally important to keep the community apprised of the status of the project and what better way to do so than providing a virtual window into the construction site.” 

“The Sam Ketcham Pool Upgrade project is a high priority for our community, and we are committed to ensuring it meets our high standards for timeliness and quality,” says SKP Working Group Co-Chair and Williams Lake Councillor Laurie Walters. “We are thrilled to be employing state-of-the-art technology to inform all Cariboo Memorial Complex users of the exciting developments as they unfold. With the click of a mouse, we can keep our community up-to-date, and showcase the project’s milestones as we work toward the official unveiling in Fall 2017.” 

A Facebook page dedicated to helping provide information to residents and an opportunity to ask questions can be found at facebook.com/SamKetchamPool. A Twitter feed can also be found at @SKPProject. Further information is also posted on the Cariboo Regional District website at cariboord.ca and on the City of Williams Lake site at williamslake.ca.






Media Contact:

Shelly Burich


Cariboo Regional District                                                                                   

250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636


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