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Huge increase in KLH power supply job cost

The new emergency power system for Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital is going to cost almost double what was originally estimated.

The price is now $3.6 million and that could mean increased taxes for residents.

Regional Hospital Board Chair Marguerite Rotvold says it’s big money but the need for the back-up generators appears unavoidable.

Regional taxpayers are on the hook for 40% of the cost – that’s $1.4 million.

That’s half the total regional allocation towards all hospital building and equipment upgrades requested for 2015.

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