After a bit of a cardiac arrest for a few years – work is being done to resuscitate the historic, almost 100-year-old Hart Hotel.
The building has been bequeathed to Aleaha Newhook and she hope next year will see the hotel back in some form or fashion.
“I was thinking a First Nations gift shop or crafts on the first-floor front, re-open the bar and see what else can be done," she says of the Pouce Coupe landmark.
“I used to live here about 11 years ago when I was.in mid-teens,” says Newhook, unrelated to previous occupant/owner Andrew Chopp.
Newhook is looking to get some of the classic interior features of the Hart – some carvings and pool tables back up to snuff.
“We’ve got a few neighbours helping us out right now.”
Step by step, day by day.
“The idea to hopefully have it in shape for next year.”
“We don’t need a ton of people right now,” says future general manager Sierra Hannas.