FORT ST. JOHN, BC -- A new temporary daycare in Fort St. John has been approved by City Council.

In a meeting Monday, council approved a permit for the Métis Society of British Columbia to turn a property on 94th Street into a daycare. The building is currently used as office space.

The proposed daycare would have up to eight spaces for kids aged five and up. It would feature an outdoor play area.

Council received no public comments about the proposal, and unanimously approved the property’s temporary use permit, which is valid for a three-year term. Once the term is up, the Métis Society could renew the permit once for another three years.