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Building maintenance projects come from Alberta’s surplus

Alberta is going to spend $350 million on upgrading and maintaining schools, post-secondary education facilities, h...


Alberta is going to spend $350 million on upgrading and maintaining schools, post-secondary education facilities, hospitals and government buildings. More than 100 establishments across the province have been earmarked for capital maintenance and renewal projects, which will include roof repairs as well as system upgrades.
The $350 million is in addition to the $1.2 billion that the government has committed to capital renewal projects and maintenance over the next three years.
The new funding comes from the province’s 2006-07 surplus of $682 million, which was announced in June.
The province’s annual report, “Measuring Up,” reported that most — more than 90% — of health facilities and schools are already “in good or fair physical condition.”