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Feds commit $7.9M to help upgrade provincial buildings in Calgary

Calgary Herald logo Calgary Herald 2021-02-12 Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald
a large room: A file photo showing the intermittent use cells inside the Calgary Correctional Centre. © Provided by Calgary Herald A file photo showing the intermittent use cells inside the Calgary Correctional Centre.

The federal government announced Friday it will commit $7.9 million to help retrofit, repair, and upgrade three provincial buildings in Calgary.

The buildings to benefit from the funding are the Calgary Remand Centre, the Old Court of Appeal, and the Calgary Correctional Centre. Work will include heating system upgrades, replacement of chillers and air handling units, and window and fire alarm system replacements.

The money will come from the government’s COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream, a program designed to help provinces fund quick-start, short-term infrastructure projects. It is a cost-sharing program, and the Alberta government will commit nearly $2 million to the Calgary projects.

Infrastructure improvements will also take place at three provincial buildings in Edmonton and the Wetaskiwin area. For those projects, the federal government will commit $1.3 million and the province will commit $340,000.

astephenson@postmedia.com

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