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Piper Creek Lodge to be replaced with new 100 unit Senior’s Home

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L to R: Red Deer Deputy Mayor Frank Wong, MLAs Barb Miller and Kim Schreiner, and Darren Young.

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Alberta’s oldest seniors lodge being replaced

The province is investing in a new facility to replace the oldest lodge in Alberta so that Red Deer seniors can remain in their community, close to their loved ones.

On behalf of Seniors and Housing Minister Lori Sigurdson, Red Deer MLAs Kim Schreiner and Barb Miller announced a $28-million capital investment to build a new 100-unit complex to replace Piper Creek Lodge, built in 1956.

Piper Creek residents can remain in the original lodge while the new facility is under construction at a site about half a kilometre away. The new building should be ready for seniors to move in by spring 2021.

“Our government is pleased to invest in a new seniors affordable housing facility in Red Deer. This is an important investment for the City of Red Deer and another example of our government’s commitment to support seniors and their families. This facility will mean that seniors can age in their community, close to family and friends.”

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

“Affordable housing for seniors in Red Deer and central Alberta is critical to ensuring our citizens can continue to live and age near their friends and family in the city they call home. The Piper Creek Lodge is the oldest lodge in Alberta, and with this additional funding from the Government of Alberta, local seniors are assured a continuation of options that will meet their needs as they age.”

Tara Veer, mayor, City of Red Deer

“Piper Creek Lodge has spent the last 63 years as an example of a community project that was an innovation for seniors housing.  We look forward to the new facility carrying on that tradition.”

Darren Young, chair, Bridges Community Living

 

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Alberta COVID-19 lottery adds hundreds of Stampede tickets, giveaways

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EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding its vaccine lottery to include prizes from the upcoming Calgary Stampede.

The July 1 draw already features a $1-million prize for someone who has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Premier Jason Kenney says there will now also be hundreds of giveaways for the Stampede, including admission passes and free tickets to evening shows and the rodeo.

Alberta is ending COVID-19 health restrictions on Canada Day, given more than 70 per cent of eligible recipients have received at least one vaccine dose.

However, Kenney says more people need to get the vaccine to keep the province from backsliding into another COVID-19 crisis in the months to come.

Kenney has frequently cited the Stampede, which begins July 9 in a scaled-down fashion, as the symbolic starter’s pistol for Alberta returning to pre-pandemic normality.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2021.

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