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Province cuts addition to Valleyview seniors facility

An addition to the Valleyview Court seniors facility is no longer on the province’s to-do list.

The new NDP government did a review of continuing care projects over the summer, and the Valleyview site was one of six it decided not to move forward with. Spokesperson Jessica Lucenko said those didn’t meet the needs of the region, weren’t financially viable, or had design issues, but couldn’t specify why the Peace region project was dropped.

In March of this year, the former Conservative government approved $180 million to add more than 2,600 new supportive living seniors spaces across the province. Stage two of Valleyview Court was slated for an 18 unit addition, while funds were committed to start construction on a 48 bed facility in Hythe.

That project still has a green light, but the final plans will be hashed out over the next few weeks. Once open, Valleyview Court will have 23 Alberta Health Services funded Designated Assisted Living beds.

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Calls to the developer were not returned by the end of the day.

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