City looks to host a 2nd bridge conference this fall

By Thia James
July 6, 2015 - 7:41am

The City of Prince Albert is looking to host a second bridge conference with its regional partners on Oct. 7.

If approved by council on Monday, the conference would be held at the Art Hauser Centre.

In June, council agreed to a request from the Northern Bridge Committee to start developing a fall conference to discuss a future bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The committee is comprised of communities in the province’s north.

The recommendation to host the conference in the fall was made by corporate services director Steve Brown in a report to council.

“Ongoing efforts made by the City to engage partners on the importance of the Diefenbaker Bridge coupled with the increased election activity on the horizon, presents a good opportunity to increase visibility on the second bridge need,” he wrote.

The Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce has offered to lead the conference, which is expected to focus on topics such as innovations in bridge design and construction, the Diefenbaker Bridge’s economic importance to the city and region, and the bridge’s current state.

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