By: Williams Lake Tribune
Tolko Industries Ltd. is donating lumber for the new Women’s Contact Society Kidcare Daycare.
The donation will provide material to frame and construct the lower and main level, roof, and floor of the centre and represents a donation of approximately $5,000.
“We’re proud to support the project,” said Mike Dextrase, plant manager, Soda Creek. “The majority of our employees at both divisions in town work shift work, and having childcare services available from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, will certainly help reduce stress for them.”
The new daycare, Dextrase said, will also open up opportunities for those who might be interested in working with Tolko, but who may have been limited by childcare options.
“This is a win for the community, for businesses, and for the employees who need these services,” he added.
The project received provincial funding to the tune of $500,000 in May 2015, however with the total cost being $787,000 the WCS will need to raise more funds, said Lakeview plant manager Randy Chadney.
“We wanted to help move the project forward and allow the Women’s Contact Society to focus on fundraising for other materials they need to complete the centre,” Chadney said.
When it opens the daycare will provide an additional 91 childcare spots when operational and will operate from 5 a.m. to midnight to accommodate families who work atypical hours.
Sprucelee Construction Ltd. of Williams Lake has the contract for the construction.