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Capital maintenance funds extend to Lac La Biche

PHOTO. Supplied. MLA Laila Goodridge Fort McMurray-Conklin

Moves that would help Albertans get back to work even extended south to Lac La Biche.

The province announced it would spend $2.5-million on upgrades to the city’s provincial building.

Work is underway to replace the building’s cladding, windows, and insulation providing 14 construction-related jobs for Albertans.

Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche MLA Laila Goodridge said it would also support indirect economic spinoff.

“This funding recognizes the importance of the provincial building and the services it provides to the Lac La Biche region. It will support our local economy and create good-paying jobs for Albertans during these challenging times.”

Alberta doubled its capital maintenance and renewal funding from $937 million to $1.9 billion in 2020-21.

Among the projects starting over the next few months are highway bridge and pothole repair improvements in Wood Buffalo.

READ MORE: Alberta accelerates road maintenance in Wood Buffalo

Minister of Infrastructure, Prasad Panda said Alberta will provide public facility maintenance and upgrades valued around $180.5-million across the province.

That should employ 1,014 Albertans.