Report to look into Highway 3 twinning

A new study is launching looking at the economic analysis of what it would take to complete the twinning of Highway 3 in Alberta. PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada will be conducting the report. It will look at the economic and tax footprint that the twinning is expected to create. It will also identify the wider socio-economic impacts associated with the twinning. Bill Chapman, the president of the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association, says the completion of the twinning would be a huge boost to our booming agriculture sector.

“The numbers already that the GDP of southern Alberta is certainly dependent and impacted, but also supported by agriculture and agri food and business. We know that that GDP translates into products that are exportable and we are an export province by far. Our interest in creating this corridor are supported by the government of Alberta. They’d like to see that southern Alberta be the agriculture capital of Canada.”

The project is anticipated to continue through the summer, with draft reviews in the late summer and the final report to be approved in the Fall. Once complete, the document will be distributed to the Alberta Department of Transportation/Ministry, the Federal Department of Transportation/Ministry, the Associations Economic Development Partners and Members, including Southern Alberta MP’s and MLA’s.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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