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New facility in North Battleford to serve people with intellectual disabilities

North Battleford has broken ground on a new project to help those with intellectual disabilities.

A sod-turning ceremony was held at the corner of Railway Avenue and 105 Street on Thursday, July 23, marking the start of construction on the Battleford’s Trade and Education Centre’s new day program facility. The program is set to serve 66 people with intellectual disabilities from North Battleford and the surrounding area.

Herb Cox, MLA for the Battlefords, was on hand at the ceremony.

“Today is an exciting day for the entire Battlefords community and especially to those individuals who will take part in various activities at this future centre,” Cox said. “Our government is committed to seeing a new day program facility constructed in North Battleford and ensuring the project meets current and future needs.”

The province says the 22,000 square foot building will provide enough space to expand the program to serve 100 people. The government has provided $4.4 million in funding for the project.

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