After almost doubling in cost, the Fort Saskatchewan curling rink upgrades might still hold some surprises.
Originally given a price tag of $2.5-million, the curling rink project was upgraded to a cost of $5-million dollars in the city's 2017 budget.
"This project was justified to the public at $2.5 million, hearing it could likely be over budget yet again, should concern every Fort Saskatchewan resident," commented councillor Ed Sperling.
Concerns have been raised over how much progress is being made with construction, which may cause the renovations to fall behind schedule.
Without a completed facility and with the curling season approaching, the day-to-day activities of the club could be affected.
"I struggle to see how the group will be able to run larger events, like bonspiels, out of trailers, in the middle of winter," councillor Arjun Randhawa said.
This Tuesday (September 12), council will receive a capital variance report which should include the total cost of the renovations.