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  • Happy one year anniversary!

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    Staff and physicians at Mills Memorial Hospital were treated to cake on Wednesday, June 22, to celebrate one year of construction of the new hospital. The construction site was also unusually quiet over the lunch hour, as PCL treated workers on site to a catered meal from the popular Terrace food truck Redneck Kitchen, for the anniversary.


    One of four cakes celebrating one year of project construction.


    Longtime Northern Health employee Patrick Sharyk enjoys a slice.


    Administrative Assistant Nicole Demedeiros serves a piece of the action to cafeteria worker Lora Gogag.


    Workers on the new Mills Memorial Hospital construction site take a break to enjoy a free catered lunch, courtesy of PCL, celebrating one year of construction .



  • What a difference a year makes!

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    Check out what the site looked like a year ago today, when construction had not even begun. What a difference!


  • Project update: Last concrete slab poured

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    Here and Now

    • The last concrete slab for the new hospital was poured on June 2, 2022; in the construction industry, this exciting milestone is referred to as ‘structural completion’.
    • Work has begun on the fourth floor; the new hospital will have five floors in total, including the basement.
    • Interior mechanical and electrical work has started in the basement of the new hospital.
    • The roof is on the new facilities maintenance garage, a steel structure on the southwest corner of the new facility, behind the current emergency department.
    • The storm and sanitary branches, which will manage the new hospital’s storm water and sewage, are complete.
    • Roughly 41% of workers currently on site are local (live in Terrace) or regional (commute from surrounding communities to the site).
    • More than 80 local businesses have been contracted to date to perform a range of duties.
    • Recently released What We Heard booklet, which responds to common feedback and questions about the project.

    Going forward

    • Construction of the new Seven Sisters is set to begin this summer and will last at least one year; We will also share the final design of the new site once it is complete.
    • Terrace’s skyline will go back to normal this fall as the tower cranes will be removed from the site.
    • By the end of the year, the exterior building envelope should be complete.
    • Majority of site work this winter and going forward will be inside the building.

    Project Completion

    Overall, the project is is expected to be complete in the summer of 2026. The “substantial completion” date, however, is scheduled for September 2024.

    Substantial completion is the point when Northern Health will take possession of the new hospital and continue work towards getting the facility ready for patient use. After that, the current facility will need be decommissioned and demolished, and the landscaping and parking will also need to be completed.


    Looking up the mast of the tower crane from it’s base. Placing concrete in concrete form with crane and bucket.

    Reinforcing steel and embedded electrical and mechanical components.

    Installing open web joists for the facilities maintenance garage.

    East side of the new facility.



  • Working through the night May 30 to June 2

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site from Tuesday, May 30 toThursday, June 2. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • Local engineering students tour site

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    Last week, five students and their instructor from the Engineering Certificate program at Coast Mountain College were fortunate to get a tour of the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement project site in Terrace.

    "The students were excited to tour such a large and complex project that will play a key role in the future of our community," said course instructor Stuart Toop.

    "The staff and engineers onsite took a large amount of time out of their busy day to show us around the project and answer all our questions," he continued. "PCL has offered amazing support to the Engineering Program at Coast Mountain College."

    PCL recently made a $5,000 donation to the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC's new scholarship program aimed to help eliminate educational and employment gaps with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
  • What We Heard: your feedback & questions answered

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    In the fall of 2021 the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement project released draft designs of the new hospital and Seven Sisters facilities currently under construction in Terrace, BC. We asked for your thoughts and if you had any questions.

    It’s time to share what we heard and answer some of the questions we received.

    Check out the MMH What We Heard: Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement Project Feedback and Questions booklet.

    Hint! You gave us feedback and insightful questions on all kinds of topics – including whether the new hospital will have a café, a bigger emergency department, bike racks, regional art, lights that kills bacteria and viruses, and much more.

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to review the designs. Your feedback will help the new Mills Memorial Hospital do the best possible job of serving the people of Northwest BC.

    The new hospital will offer a smoother, safer and more welcoming patient journey, as well as support the recruitment and retention of much-needed health care workers.

  • Working through the night April 25 & 27

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Monday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 27. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • Working through the night April 21, 22

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • Local and regional workers and businesses employed on MMH site

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    A Terrace Redi-mix truck and employee on the MMH site.

    In less than a year, since the start of construction of the new Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, more than 80 regional suppliers and contractors, with the majority being local, have secured worked on the site.

    A list of the regional contractors to date has been added to this MMH Let's Talk site under Documents and under the Links sections.

    Work contracts have been diverse, from trucking to equipment rental, air quality monitoring to food and building supplies, paving to flagging, steel work to geotechnical services, and more.

    Workers on site

    While the number of workers on site fluctuate regularly depending on what work is being completed, currently there are approximately 130 workers are on site.

    The percentage of local and regional workers also fluctuates. Currently, just over 40% of workers on site are from the region. In November 2021, it was more than 60%.

    The majority of the workers from the Terrace area are employed by PacAlta, a subsidiary company of PCL. Others are working for subcontractors on site.

    Just under 20% of workers on site are apprentices. And 5% of workers on site identify as Indigenous.

    As the project progresses, the number of out-of-town workers on site is expected to increase as more specialized skills, not always locally available locally, are needed.

    An Allnorth employee from Terrace stands next to his truck and a West Fraser truck on the MMH construction site.

    Work and contract opportunities

    Before construction began, PCL participated in networking sessions with local and regional First Nations and companies to explore the possibilities of working together. PCL and their subcontractors continue to, advertise employment opportunities on and in various platforms such as Linkedin, Kijiji, and regional newspapers.

    Businesses interested in working on the Mills Memorial Project site are encouraged to contact PCL with information about services they could offer.

    Email 2220057millsmemorial@pcl.com

    Individuals interested in work can submit resumes online at: https://careers.pcl.com/ca/en

  • Working through the night April 11, 12, 13

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11, 12 and 13. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.