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County hands out $2.5 million in capital grants

A host of regional capital projects have gotten funding from the County of Grande Prairie. As usual, the largest amounts are going to recreation facilities like the Bezanson Community Centre, the LaGlace Arena Project, and the Teepee Creek Ag Events Centre.

As agreed last fall, $500,00 will go towards building a new fire hall in Sexsmith. Smaller grants will help the Peace River Bible Institute buy fitness equipment for their new community gym, and the Hythe Athletic Association to replace the arena’s roof and repair water damage.

Capital assistance grants will also be going out to smaller groups. They include $40,000 for the Beaverlodge Parents for Progress Society to build a multi-phase natural bike park, and $25,000 to install a playground for three to five year olds at Mother Teresa Catholic School. The Sexsmith Junior B Hockey Club will also be renovating its dressing room with $12,500 dollars.

In total, more than $2 million has been handed out, along with $400,000 in capital assistance grants and $50,000 for 100th anniversary celebrations. That includes $25,000 to move and restore the teepee from Rycroft.

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