Mar 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm
Premier Christy Clark will roll through the Okanagan Wednesday and residents of the South Okanagan hope she'll bring with her good news regarding the aging Penticton Regional Hospital.
Clark is scheduled to visit the hospital at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and, according to a media advisory sent from her office, the premier is scheduled to 'Make an announcement benefiting families in the southern Okanagan.'
The subject of that announcement was not made clear.
Clark visited the hospital last month and, according to Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, the premier asked her to prepare a business case for the $300 million project.
It's not clear where that business case sits and whether that could be the subject of the announcement.
At a rally two weeks ago in support of an expansion at the hospital, Dr. David Paisley President of the Medical Staff Society stated, "She said after the premier’s visit the premier was quite interested in finding a way to make it move forward, and that she, (MacDiarmid) was hoping to have answers within the next few days.”
Following her visit to Penticton Clark will make her way to Kelowna where she is scheduled to tour Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. on Kirschner Road at 2 p.m.
The premier will be joined on the tour by Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto and Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Steve Thomson.
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