Construction is underway at Exhibition Park for the new Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre. Trevor Lewington, the Chief Executive Officer with Economic Development Lethbridge, says this new construction for the centre will mean hundreds of jobs for the local economy.
The new centre started construction on March 8, with plans to take about a year or longer to finish the work.
211 trees will be taken down from the Exhibition grounds, but there are plans to harvest and plant new ones at a future date.
The Exhibition says that no birds of prey were found in their report. But, if they do locate some any birds they will be relocated to the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation in Coaldale.
Lewington adds that once the building is done, the city can get back to hosting world class events, “Helping build the visitor economy for Lethbridge will create other jobs in the broader economy like tax revenues, and new tourism dollars.”