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Shovels in the ground for Red Deer recovery community

Ground has been broken for the construction of the 75-bed Red Deer recovery community. The $20 million project is being headed up by Synergy Projects Ltd.

November 22, 2021   Adam Freill
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Politicians break ground on Red Deer recovery community.

From left: Prasad Panda, Alberta’s minister of infrastructure; Mike Ellis, associate minister of mental health and addictions; Adriana LaGrange, minister of education and MLA for Red Deer-North; Jason Stephan, MLA for Red Deer-South; and Ken Johnston, mayor, City of Red Deer.

Ground has been broken for the construction of the 75-bed Red Deer recovery community. The facility, which will provide long-term holistic residential treatment for people with addiction and mental health challenges, is the first of its kind to be built in Alberta.

The $20 million project is headed up by Synergy Projects Ltd., the successful construction vendor selected through the Alberta government’s request for proposal process.

“With a location identified earlier this year and a contractor now in place, the Red Deer recovery community is moving steadily forward,” stated Prasad Panda, Alberta’s minister of infrastructure. “We appreciate the collaboration of multiple levels of government and central Albertans for their support of this life-saving facility.”

The Red Deer recovery community is being built on a 10-acre parcel of land near the Chiles Industrial Park, adjacent to Highway 2A, and is expected to create 136 jobs during construction.

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Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2022. The recovery community will start admitting clients soon after that. Once operational, the recovery community will create more than 100 jobs.