Around 200 staff regained access to the county hall building on Monday (Nov.19). It will be opened to the public Wednesday.
 
Despite the excitement of having some staff back in their old offices, almost 300 people are still working from temporary spaces.
 
"Cleaning is going to be very deep and very thorough. We expect it to take several months before we actually get all of the spaces back up," said Diehl Townsley, Strathcona County director of facility services.
 
The community centre, parkade, library, art gallery, and restaurant will remain closed until environmental testing and cleaning is complete. No major structural damage was reported in either the parkade or county building.
 
According to Townsley, the connecting area near the parkade was contamination the most. 
 
21-year-old suspect Kane Kosolowsky died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the incident. Investigators have still not confirmed his target or motive.
 
"I think it's understandable to have safety concerns. Thankfully the RCMP came out here with full resources and we treated this very seriously," said mayor Rod Frank.
 
As for added security measures to deter another similar incident from happening, Frank said they are looking into "taking action."
 
19112018StrathCOThe explosion took place here, in the lower level (P2) of Strathcona County's Community Centre parkade. Photo courtesy of Strathcona County.

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