With an influx of Federal money coming into Alberta, Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland thinks it’s about time the city got some investment after contributing so much tax money over the years. “Most the money’s been spent in Edmonton and Calgary with the ring roads, as well as Fort McMurray with highway 63,” he says “So it’s about time Eastern Alberta got its fair share of projects.”
The mayor cites Highway 28 as one such project that sorely needs work, “I don’t know hoe much longer you can keep pounding the pavement [there], especially from Redwater to Edmonton, that highway’s falling apart. The highway between Bonnyville and Cold Lake is very busy. How many more people need to die [on it] for some action to happen?”
However, Copeland says he isn’t exactly holding his breath that the money will come. He adds that the regional water line has also been identified as a major project that needs to be undertaken.