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Local taxpayers to chip in for urgent, primary care centre (UPCC)

The province says the primary care centre will be open seven days a week and will feature around 22 employees. (Photo Credit: Global News)
The province says the primary care centre will be open seven days a week and will feature around 22 employees. (Photo Credit: Global News)

Central Okanagan taxpayers will contribute $625,000 toward a new urgent and primary care centre in Kelowna.

Conversion of a former bank at the Capri Centre Mall to a care centre is budgeted by Interior Health at just under $2 million.

For health-care capital projects, the provincial government pays 60% of the cost and local taxpayers provide 40%.

The local share of the urgent and primary care centre was to have been $790,000, but some money was left over from recently completed projects.

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