Se­niors home opens

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - NOTES FROM THE DOME Emma Graney egraney@post­media.com @Em­malgraney

the new bar-v-nook Manor of­fi­cially opened its doors in Smoky Lake Fri­day.

the home’s 60 large units of­fer more flex­i­bil­ity for se­niors in the level of care they can ac­cess, al­low­ing them to re­main close to their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties. It re­places the old manor, which could only house 48 peo­ple.

the pro­vin­cial and fed­eral gov­ern­ments kicked in $23 mil­lion for the rede­vel­op­ment project, which is part of the Na­tional Hous­ing Strat­egy — a 10-year, $40-bil­lion plan to cre­ate 100,000 new hous­ing units, lift 530,000 fam­i­lies out of hous­ing need, and re­pair more than 300,000 other hous­ing units. It also aims to cut chronic home­less­ness by half.

Vol­un­teer awards

al­berta’s most ex­cep­tional vol­un­teers will be hon­oured at a cer­e­mony Mon­day at the Fed­eral build­ing in ed­mon­ton, where they will re­ceive the Sov­er­eign’s Medal for Vol­un­teers.

the medal is the high­est award for vol­un­teers pre­sented in canada. It rec­og­nizes ex­cep­tional vol­un­teer achieve­ments in a wide range of fields and pays trib­ute to their ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment.

thirty-one al­ber­tans will re­ceive the hon­our Mon­day, in­clud­ing 13 from in and around ed­mon­ton.

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