The correctional centre projects are part of a $12.7-million investment the Alberta government is making in Peace River on capital maintenance and renewal projects.

“Our government is injecting more than $12.7 million into the Peace River economy to tackle the recession brought on by COVID-19. Taking care of our provincial assets is important at the best of times, but never has it been so critical at a local level. We’re ensuring much-needed jobs and economic benefits are being pumped directly into Alberta’s smaller communities.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“This is an important investment and opportunity for Peace River. We’re keeping local companies operating and people working at a difficult time. Continued investment in needed infrastructure projects is critical to supporting the local economy as we rebuild Alberta after the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re keeping our commitment to focus on jobs and the economy.”

Dan Williams, MLA for Peace River

Quick facts

  • In response to the COVID-19 recession, the Alberta government is doubling its capital maintenance and renewal (CMR) funding in 2020-21 from $937 million to $1.9 billion by accelerating the Capital Plan.
  • Alberta Infrastructure is delivering CMR projects valued at about $180.5 million in communities throughout the province. This funding will help keep about 1,014 Albertans working. 
  • In Peace River, more than $12.7 million is being invested into six CMR projects, keeping 71 Albertans working:
    • Construction is more than 90 per cent complete on the $7.5-million project to replace the correctional centre’s main building heating system, upgrade security systems and replace exterior concrete at entrances.
    • Construction is more than halfway complete on the $450,000 project to replace the vocation shop roof at the Peace River Correctional Centre.
    • Construction is underway on the $600,000 project to ensure water quality by connecting the correctional centre’s water system to the Town of Peace River’s system.
    • Construction is underway on the $3.1-million project to replace the provincial building’s management control system, window glass, gaskets and caulking.
    • Construction is almost complete on an $800,000 courthouse project modernizing elevator components to enhance barrier-free access.
    • Design is underway on a $219,000 courthouse project to enhance fire safety systems.

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