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Joint Recreation Multi-Use Facility Update

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Edson, Alberta, April 19, 2022 – The Town of Edson and Yellowhead County are discussing the next steps for the Joint Recreational Multi-Use Facility Project.

The project’s Steering Committee met last week to review two submissions received through the Request for Proposal process which closed on March 25, 2022. The submissions were priced well over budget at

$84,350,000 and $90,820,000, not including administrative costs for the municipalities. Unfortunately, supply issues, commodity prices, labour shortages and other international factors hampered the proponents’ efforts to remain within the firm $58 million construction budget target.

Both municipal Councils, as well as the project Steering Committee, plan to meet in the coming weeks to determine alternative paths forward to ensure an equivalent facility is developed for the community.