Last week, the District of Sicamous completed the purchase of the Sicamous Medical Clinic located at 217 Finlayson Avenue ensuring this facility and its important services remain in our community. The sole purpose in acquiring this property was to build and enhance health care programs and services for generations to come. The District of Sicamous has been actively recruiting for a second physician and plans on accessing federal/provincial grant funding to upgrade the facility and expand community and area health care services.
The District of Sicamous wishes to sincerely thank both Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Beech for their years of service to our community and their desire to ensure this facility remains in public hands. During the purchase negotiations, both Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Beech recognized that the sale of the building and its purchase price was secondary as compared to whom the new owner would be or, more importantly, -should be. They provided the community a legacy by ensuring the building and its essential services are owned and operated by the taxpayers of Sicamous. We thank them for both their vision and persistence to make this sale possible.