After two weeks of having to traverse several flights of stairs, seniors and other people with limited mobility living at Ashlar Manor on Fisgard Street are relieved that their only elevator has finally been fixed.
According to several news reports (CBC, CHEK News, and Times Colonist), the building at 640 Fisgard Street consists of subsidized housing units run by the Capital Region Housing Corporation and is meant specifically for people 55 and older.
The elevator was finally fixed after several delays
The elevator went out of service on December 2nd after an electrical malfunction, and residents have been struggling to get to and from their apartment until it was finally fixed on December 13th.
Several residents were struggling with mobility issues for the duration of the incident, and were provided with food from the Mustard Seed and St. Vincent de Paul.
Still others required Medi-Van services to get them to and from their apartments, and the Capital Region Housing Corporation will re-imburse them for this cost.
Despite all the elevator issues, the building is well maintained for the most part. This is the most serious issue it has faced in the past 17 years.