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By Amanda Lefley

What the tentative plans look like for the 84-room, four-storey Canalta Hotel.

What the tentative plans look like for the 84-room, four-storey Canalta Hotel.

The reality of an 84-room hotel in the City of Selkirk is, variation by variation, is becoming a reality.

A request for a height requirement variance came before local council March 25. The request asked for the main structure be allowed to 63.50 feet instead of the required 30 foot allowance, as this would allot for the construction of a new four-storey hotel.

The hotel, which will be located on Manitoba Avenue, had initially applied for a height variance in July of 2012, as they wished to construct a three-storey structure. Since that time, the plans for the facility have changed although the height variance is still required.

Council approved the variance with the recommendations that the applicant obtain all required permits from Selkirk Planning, they apply to the city for lot grading and infrastructure, and they ensure the appropriate access has been established (which is subject to review and approval by council).

Voting in favour of the motion was Darlene Swiderski, Duane Nicol, John Buffie, Ken Beerman as well as mayor Larry Johannson. Councilors Kelly Cook and Pat Pruden were not present at the meeting.

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