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March 18, 2009

Rene Vallee of Kor Alta Construction Ltd. goes through the plans as his company gets set to construct the Regional Activity Centre here in Provost. Vallee and his crew have set up shop at the future site of the new facility just east of the Provost Agriplex. Vallee, who is the superintendent for the job, expects to be in town for about a year but believes will move quickly (weather permitting), as his team has already started to drill massive holes in the ground. Bottom photo shows workers drilling giant holes in the earth Monday, March 16 in preparation for the foundation for the new Regional Activity Centre east of the Provost Agriplex. Story in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photo.

Construction Beginning for Regional Activity Centre
Construction is getting underway at the new Regional Activity Centre since a site superintendent set up an office in a trailer east of the Provost Agriplex on Wednesday, March 11.

Snow was moved to expose the ground and initial preparations for the foundation are being made.

Now that ground has been broken, fundraising is expected to be ramped up to fill a gap of about $2.5 million. $118,600 towards that goal had been raised as of Friday, March 13.

It’s unknown at this time whether construction costs have fallen for this project, but some other projects around the province are costing less due to the current recession.

The Provost Regional Activity Centre Task Force is encouraging the business community and private sector to contact Recreation Director Kevin Ganser at the town office to let him know what products or services they may be able to supply locally for the project.

The task force wants to utilize as many local products and services that they can to ensure the project is completed within budget and on time.

Businesses that provide donations will be eligible for a tax deductible receipt for the cash value of the “in kind” donation.

Rest of story and photos in March 18 edition of The Provost News.
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Bantams Take Provincials
The Provost Bantam Blades beat Hanna Bantam Colts 3-1 to capture the provincial Bantam “C” title in Jasper on Sunday, March 15.

Full story in March 11 edition of The Provost News.
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Dangerous Use of Firearm — Hardisty Man Charged
Full story in March 18 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
It’s Salute to Agriculture Week so we asked the animals: "What is your best quality?"
. . . and we heard answers from Camille, Thomas, Ethel, Lenny, and Grace. Check out the March 18 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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