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First Notice: Alberta health care upgrades; Abbotsford Regional Hospital near completion; national homes sales decline

First Notice: Alberta health care upgrades; Abbotsford Regional Hospital near completion; national homes sales decline

 

Alberta and federal government invest in health care projects

The governments of Alberta and Canada are funding repairs and upgrades for health care facilities in 12 municipalities across the province. The funding will upgrade life safety equipment such as security systems and fire alarms. The federal government is providing $27 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Alberta government is investing $6.8 million.

Abbotsford Regional Hospital nears completion

Construction on an expanded emergency department at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is nearing completion. The new space includes capacity for three new trauma bays, 11 new patient exam rooms, a dedicated mental health and substance use zone and renovations to the triage area including one new patient exam room. Total cost of the project is $16.25 million, with $15 million funded by the provincial government through Fraser Health and $1.25 million by the .

National home sales declined in April

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association show national home sales were down 12.5 per cent on a month-over-month basis from March to April 2021. The number of newly listed properties fell by 5.4 per cent from March to April. The largest year-over-year gains continue to be posted across Ontario (around 20 to 50 per cent), followed by markets in B.C., Quebec and New Brunswick (around 10 to 30 per cent), and lastly by gains in the Prairie provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador (around five to 15 per cent).

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