Strathcona County has a massive bill on their hands.
Deep cleaning is needed within the community centre complex after the explosions on November 6. Costs to repair and restore the building will be around $14 million.
Council recently approved the funds as unbudgeted expenditures, but with this being an insurable incident, they are looking to recover the costs.
“We thank everyone for their patience. This is a large incident with many moving pieces and we are grateful for the high level of professionalism demonstrated by recovery experts and staff,” said mayor Rod Frank. “We continue to move forward as swiftly and safely, as possible to return to normal business.”
Final costs will only be known upon completion of the restoration and full return of staff and services to the building.
The county believes it could take three months before the community centre is re-opened.