Reaction To Connaught Sale Positive

By Cheryl Jahn
March 13, 2018 - 2:38pm Updated: March 13, 2018 - 5:35pm

PRINCE GEORGE - Reaction to the sale of the Connaught Motor Inn has been positive. The motel has been chained up since July of 2016 but has now been purchased by a Kamloops developer who is now gutting the rooms. Mayor Lyn Hall was mayor when the owners' business licence was pulled.

"We were having some real concerns about the number of First Responder calls, ambulance and RCMP and fire. Seven hundred, plus, over a two-year period," explains Hall. "That was a real concern of ours." 

That's why Hall is so pleased with the sale.

"It's a big relief for the City, it's fantastic news because that particular corner is really key to some of the work that we're doing downtown. It's a busy corner, it's the gateway into the downtown."

The developer is the same company as is planning a hotel on Sixth Avenue across from the current site of the Day's Inn. The City says the new owner is planning to continue operating the Connaught Motor Inn as a motel.


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