Developer eyes new motel MONIQUE MASSIAH particular councillor Richard Whyte The Shaunavon Standard and Whitemud Economic Development general manager Jay With the help of images from former Meyer. Swift Current artist Bernie Brown, a The first phase of the motel project new motel to be constructed in will include a 30 room structure, with Shaunavon by developer Bata Dorj’s, another 30 rooms to be added during a should help put visiting guests at ease second phase of construction in the with its unique prairie images. future. The Shaunavon structure is part of a Dorj says the buildings are ready for major development project being shipment, and he’s just waiting for spearheaded by Dorj, who ultimately land services. wants to build a string of small motels “I’ve already broke the ground, the that will link up across the province. top soil has already been stripped,” he He says he chose to build in stated. Shaunavon because it is near his home “Now I’m waiting for the engineering in Swift Current. firm to come back with the servicing The motel is being constructed and design.” Dorj is hoping the motel will assembled in Minnesota with be completed by December, although Canadian materials. Each of the weather conditions could play a role in modular style structures will then be the schedule. transported to Shaunavon. The lodge will be a free-standing, “I’ve been working on this modular single storey building resembling a log prototype for three years and now I’ve cabin. finally got it built in the states to A friend and concept contributor of Canadian codes and standards,” said Dorj’s, western artist Bernie Brown, Dorj, who recently moved to Canada will have art displayed in each room. with his wife from Mongolia. Each section of the pre-fabricated Dorj will be constructing the new building will contain five rooms, development on a section of land on outdoor canopies, and western style 5th Street West, between 5th Avenue furniture imported from Montana. and 4th Avenue (north of the Co-op Dorj is also interested in developing Agri Centre). a similar project in the Maple Creek - Dorj says he’s very grateful to the Cypress Park area, but hasn’t come town for their help in the project, in across a suitable location yet.