GP capital projects likely safe

The $6 billion deficit announced by Premier Alison Redford last week has some across the province worried about cuts, but according to local MLAs, ‘no immediate plans’ are in the works to cancel Grande Prairie’s two major projects.

The two main capital projects – the new public high school and the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital – total approximately $700 million, but since both projects have been officially announced, Infrastructure Minister Wayne Drysdale says the odds of those projects being cut are slimmer than those not already announced.

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