Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government officials along with the River Valley Alliance, break ground on the Capital Project Initiative. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny


International River Day celebrations were happening in communities along the North Saskatchewan River Saturday, including the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government officials, along with representatives from the River Valley Alliance, came to the West River's Edge Pavilion to break ground on the Capital Project Initiative.

The project will update the currant trailheads and add 13 kilometres of additional trail in Fort Saskatchewan.

Leon Benoit, MP for Vegreville-Wainwright, commented on the announcement.

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This is the first of 13 capital project initiatives which, once completed, will create one of the largest metropolitan river valley parks in the world.

River Valley Alliance Executive Director, Barry Anderson, explains what this means to residents and visitors to the Trail system.

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