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Funds from province will pay for exterior repairs, new roof

The Ponoka courthouse and provincial building will be receiving a face lift to the tune of $2.8 million.

The funds, to be used for exterior repairs and replacing the roof, come from the UCP’s Capital Maintenance and Renewal (CMR) investment program.

“I am very pleased to see this justice infrastructure funding come to a Ponoka building that is in need of critical maintenance,” said Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr in a release.

The repairs on the Ponoka building are expected to generate 16 jobs.

“Such investment enhances the sustainability of small communities and the jobs are as important here as anywhere,” said Orr.

The CMR will inject $26 million into justice-related infrastructure maintenance projects in 18 communities across the province. The funding is part of $10 billion in infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

“These shovel-ready projects involve critical repairs and upgrades to justice facilities, ensuring that Albertans have access to vital justice-related programs and services,” stated the release.

Province-wide, the projects are projected to create 145 trade-related jobs.

“Not only will these projects create well-paying jobs in the trades, but they will have an indirect benefit on the economies of surrounding communities.”


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