Pink landmark demolished

The last standing landmark of Michel, the Michel Hotel, was demolished last week.

  • Jun. 11, 2011 12:00 p.m.

The Michel Hotel was demolished on May 30. The building had become a public safety hazard.

The last standing landmark of Michel, the Michel Hotel, was demolished last week.

The Michel Hotel had been privately owned for some time but Teck Coal purchased the hotel in October 2010.

“There were many years of vandalism and the building was exposed to the weather,” said Nic Milligan, Teck manager of community and government affairs. “It had become a public health concern and was in a derelict condition.”

Milligan said that when Teck purchased the land they did look into opportunities to refurbish the old hotel but that it was not possible to restore it.

The hotel had become moldy and much of the structure was rotting from exposure to rain and snow.

Milligan said that Teck is planning to replant on the property with trees and plants that match the ecosystem.

Teck has no current plans to rebuild on the property.

The Michel Hotel was built in 1929 and has been abandoned since 2005.

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