Recipient: Southside Health & Wellness Centre
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Community Infrastructure
Strategy: Community Infrastructure
Description: Power interruption is a frequent and often prolonged occurrence for Southside residents. Southside Health and Wellness Centre experiences numerous power failures each year, causing interference to the delivery of services. An extreme example of this occurred during the snowstorm of October 2006, when the facility was closed for over 2 service days resulting in several programs being cancelled or rescheduled. The installation of an emergency backup generator, located at the Health Centre, will benefit all community residents by allowing for the continuous delivery of much needed health services, even if there are delays in getting back onto the Hydro grid. This project consists of purchasing and installing an emergency backup power generator at the Southside Health & Wellness Centre. This project is funded in partnership by NKDF, Southside Health & Wellness Centre, and Rio Tinto Alcan.