NewsRegional News Nakusp mayor thanks to those who lobbied for hospital upgrades SHARE ON: Wylie Henderson, staff Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 2018 Karen Hamling (RDCK website) Nakusp’s mayor says the redevelopment project announced last week for Arrow Lakes Hospital is a long time coming. Karen Hamling says village staff are very excited. //www.mynelsonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/HAMLING-HOSPITAL-1-GOOD-NEWS.wav Hamling, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy and the West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District lobbied to the Ministry of Health to ensure the project was seen as a priority. Upgrades to the hospital’s emergency ward will be finished by the end of 2019. The project’s bill is estimated at $2.1 million.