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PAGE 8 THE ANCHOR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014

$30M in upgrades proposed for Parkland Lodge



62 new supportive living units and 22 new independent living units


by Adrienne Tait should no other grant funding be received from the plans for increased parking, but the main floor will
province. Among the expected contributions for just remain largely as is. The design also includes health
Kristen Callihoo, projects manager for the the Parkland Lodge project would be $15,641,846.36 and fitness rooms and encourages residents to walk.
Evergreens Foundation, and George Berry, architect, from the Yellowhead County, $1,994,506.69 from Included with the construction and remodelling plans
presented County council with an overview of the Edson, and $3,212,945.33 from Hinton. Jasper, is a plan to minimize displacement for lodge residents
proposed facility upgrades for Parkland Lodge in Grande Cache, the MG of Greenview, Parkland while maintaining an adequate level of care.
Edson and Pine Valley Lodge in Hinton. County, and the foundation would also be asked to The Hinton facility site allows for expansion and is
With recent provincial funding announcements, contribute. the smaller of the two projects.
incluAding the Alberta Supportive Living Initiative The new construction will provide one bedroom Mayor Soroka asked if both projects were looking at
(ASLI) grant, the Evergreens Foundation would like to apartments on the upper floors which could be rented moving forward in 2015 as well as whether the tenders
expedite expansion and improvement plans. Should out at market price to people who would otherwise be would be together or separate. Berry said he believed
the Evergreens Foundation qualify for, and receive, the ineligible for a bed in the lodge. Something the the tenders would likely go out separately but it could
grant 50% of the project costs could be funded by the foundation said will address situations such as seniors be expected that contractors would respond to both
provincial government. who receive a higher with a lower cost if awarded together.
Callihoo said in addition to the ASLI grant the income or when one spouse While the province is a partner in the Edson
foundation will be looking into any other possible qualifies for care but the facility, the province is not a partner in the
grants. other does not. Hinton facility.
The plans and budget were presented to council as Berry reviewed The proposed facility changes would enable
though there would be no government grant support in construction plans and told the foundation to provide an increased level of
order to provide a total cost projection. council the Edson kitchen care at both locations.
The Pine Valley renovation and project is projected to and existing two storey
total $13,592,062 and the Parkland Lodge facility structure will be modified MAIN FLOOR PLAN
upgrades and construction has an estimated project cost and enlarged but not
of $30,530,748. completely
Architect George Berry said current construction renovated,
estimates are coming in at the $240-$250 per square there are
foot range which is slightly under the initial projections new construction
of $263 per square foot.
Both facilities need to be brought up to fire code N
in order to qualify for funding.
The budget includes $1.6 million in
contingency funding to allow for
unexpected construction or material
costs.
County CAO Jack Ramme asked if the
foundation was considering amortizing
the project over a number of years. “A
one year dip for $45 million would
result in a massive tax increase.”
Callihoo replied that the foundation existing building Architect George
would not proceed without funding in Berry presented
place “but we don't want to lose 50 cents county council
on the dollar for funding.” with an overview
The Evergreens Foundation provided a of the proposed
funding support chart which detailed the facility upgrades
equalized assessment contributions Photo Adrienne Tait
for Lodges.









The Edson Healthcare Social Club fundraiser was a huge success and we would

like to thank the following for their generous support and donations:



AVRIL LANGLOIS CANRHO WEST LTD. SUPERIOR HOTEL INC
MITCH & BETTY DONKIN TALISMAN PAT’S SAFETY CONSULTING
LYLE & JOAN EASTON WITHERS REMEDICAL BALANCE

RORY MELANSON MARK’S WORKWORLD OUTLAW OILFIELD SERVICES
THYMES TWO-- IN YOUR DRAWERS EZ IRON
GELMICI JEWELLERS-- WSP SCENTSY
WILDEN’S SERVICES LTD. EDSON HONDA PARTYLITE
WEYERHAEUSER UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, COUNTRY CUPBOARD

THE OTHER SIDE LOCAL 995, COAL VALLEY. ERICA SNOOK-PENNINGS
JENSEN’S LIFESTYLE CLOTHING C4 OILFIELD DISP ABSOLUTE CONTRACTING
ENTERPRISES
LANDMARK CINEMAS (Movie Theatre) STREAM FLO
TIMBER WOLFE CONSULTING
SWITZERS (ARP PHARMACY) CLOSE TO MY HEART/SCRAPBOOKING
CENTRICA ENERGY
OUIPRINT, HINTON RON’S OUTDOOR SOURCE FOR SPORTS
LES BARKER CAT WORK MIDWEST GLASS SPIRITS LIQUOR STORE
BONAVISTA
SHARON’S LADIES WEAR INDEPENDENT GROCERS, EDSON
EDSON FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE
YELLOWHEAD FLORIST TATTOO INKLINED
SIERRA OILFIELD SEMCAMS FLYING MINERS CLUB/COAL VALLEY
MINE
MINT HOMES JANICE @ TANGL’D HAIR SALON


A special thanks to the volunteers who made this event possible!

All proceeds from our fundraiser will be directly applied to the enhancements of our palliative care and family rooms.
The Social Club would also like to thank everyone who came out to show your support at our event!
If we missed recognizing any donations we apologize in advance.
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