Planning and design work is underway to replace cladding, windows and insulation on the provincial building in Lac La Biche. This project will provide about 14 construction-related jobs for Albertans, as well as support indirect economic spinoff throughout the community.

“This is a critical time in the province when we need to be sure we are taking quick action to help Albertans recover from economic hardships. Shovel-ready projects, like this one in Lac La Biche, help us inject much-needed dollars directly into communities where it is needed most.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“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.”

Laila Goodridge, MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche

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 working to provide public facility maintenance and upgrades valued at about $180.5 million in communities throughout the province. This funding will help keep about 1,014 Albertans working.