ALBERTA NEWS WEEKLY HEADLINES June 27, 2020

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It seems to be that it ticks all the boxes of what they were looking for and what makes a successful supportive housing project. What’s positive is that we have land that we’re not using for anything else.

Coun. Bev Esslinger’s Ward 2: Edmonton pitches 4 sites for permanent supportive housing

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Alberta government says construction of new, $850M hospital in Grande Prairie now complete

The Alberta government announced Friday that construction of the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is now complete, with Premier Jason Kenney calling the milestone “a significant one for the people of Grande Prairie who have been waiting for years for this facility.”

The hospital will feature a health-care training facility in partnership with Grande Prairie Regional College.

“We are proud the new hospital will provide a wide range of health-care services in a modern setting with the latest technology,” said Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of AHS.

“We know that once it opens next year, this facility will immediately become an important fixture in the community and surrounding area, and we are excited to be part of that.”

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