The government of Alberta is investing more than $15 million in a new elementary school for the City of Camrose, and almost $12 million for upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment plant and airport.

“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is creating jobs across Alberta that will get people back to work while making sure our province is better off in the future,” said Premier Jason Kenney. “These important investments made by Alberta taxpayers in Camrose are a part of the $10 billion building plan to help our province get back on track after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession. Communities across our province will benefit, as we build schools, roads, and more to make life better for Albertans.”

The new school, expected to open in September 2022, will replace the current aged facility and will serve about 350 students. The provincial government has worked with prime consultant BR2 Architecture of Edmonton, general contractor Lear Construction of Calgary and Sherwood Park, as well as the Battle River School Division to plan and design the new Chester Ronning School.

The wastewater treatment plant will receive a $10.2-million grant under the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership toward a $38.8-million upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant to meet new environmental standards for treatment of effluent. Upgrade work is expected to begin in early 2021 with completion slated for 2023.

The airport will receive $1.6 million under the Community Airport Program toward the $2.2-million cost of resurfacing the airport runway. Work is expected to commence in spring of 2021.

Featured image caption: Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda joins Premier Jason Kenney, Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely and others to celebrate the start of construction at the Chester Ronning school redevelopment in Camrose.

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