New public toilet facilities will soon be in Smithers’ Bovill Square.
Mayor Taylor Bachrach says the Portland Loo was chosen after much consideration.
Mayor Bachrach believes the Portland Loo will improve Smithers’ downtown core.
He notes the Portland Loo is designed to be graffiti and vandalism resistant, it’s also built in a way to deter people from loitering in the facility.
The Portland Loo will cost the city about $190,000 to buy, ship and install.
Mayor Bachrach says he hopes the facility will be up and running this spring, though the loo might need some modifications to account for Smithers’ cold winters.