Okanagan welcomes evacuated residents of limited income apartment

Residents of a limited income apartment who have been living in hotels after being evacuated from their building will be moving into Okanagan College student housing for the summer. Eighty-four residents were displaced after Hadgraft Wilson Place sustained damage due to the ground shifting when the pit was dug for the parking garage for the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s downtown construction project. Okanagan will temporarily house the residents in the upper three floors of the new Okanagan College student housing building, which is equipped to accommodate individuals with varying needs. Work will continue on UBCO’s construction project. “Engineering teams for the project have advised this work is not expected to impact surrounding properties, including Hadgraft Wilson Place,” read a UBCO statement.

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