Building projects underway in Little Current

The North View Apartments on Draper Street will include two four-unit buildings for seniors.

LITTLE CURRENT—New building projects are underway in Little Current including the building of a new Kingdom Hall on Wilson Street and senior’s apartments on Draper Street.

“Construction is going well,” said Kyle Noble of Cozy Homes and Cottages, the company building the North View Apartments. “The foundation is completed on the first building, and the second has started.”

North View Apartments will include two four-unit buildings for seniors. Each includes 1,150 square feet of living space and a 350 square foot garage. The single story units are designed for seniors and feature in-floor heating, nine foot ceilings, extra-wide door frames and walk in showers. All eight units have been spoken for.

The new kingdom Hall on Wilson Street is coming along nicely thanks to the 10 to 20 volunteers that come out daily to help.
photos by Robin Burridge

Work is well underway on the new Kingdom Hall as well, the project being entirely done by volunteers.

“We have about 10-20 volunteers who come from all over the province,” said site superior Glen Keats. “All Kingdom Halls are built through volunteer work. We have volunteers here from Owen Sound, North Bay and I’m from Grand Valley, as well as local volunteers.”

The old hall was torn down on June 5 and construction on the new building started on June 8.

“We hope to be done in about six weeks,” said Mr. Keats. “Jehovan’s Witness Congregation support oversees all of our building and maintenance. This hall is a standard building and we can make them bigger or smaller depending on the need in the area. We are currently building five other halls across the country plus doing renovations of buildings in need. We have a database of 13,000 volunteers in Canada who help with these projects.”