Regional arena funds in Edmonton have local officials intrigued

A move by the City of Edmonton to pay for a stalled NHL arena proposal may put the “Regional” in Medicine Hat’s planned “Regional Event Centre” to the test.

On Wednesday, the Capital Region Board, made up mostly of towns and cities surrounding Edmonton, gave an injection of life to the central, downtown arena by agreeing to back a $25-million application towards provincial grants set aside for collaborative, regional projects.

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