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Construction underway for new assisted living facility in Bonnyville

After sitting vacant for years, the former Midtown Motor Inn along the Town of Bonnyville’s Main Street is undergoing renovations to transform the building into an assisted living facility, following Town council’s approval to rezone the land.

BONNYVILLE – Activity is bustling at a building that has sat vacant along the Town of Bonnyville’s Main Street for more than a year. 

Construction is underway to transform a vacant building situated between 52 and 53 street and 50 Ave., into an assisted living facility. 

The building that once housed the Happy Valley Restaurant and the former Midtown Motor Inn will become a Care Connect Support Services Ltd. facility after extensive renovations take place. 

On April 19, the municipality sent out notification to adjacent landowners proposing that the parcel of land be rezoned from a Fringed Commercial zone to an Institutional Transition District zone “for the purpose of operating an assisted living facility for seniors and persons with special needs.” 

Following a public hearing on May 24 that saw no residents speak for or against the project, Town council passed a second and third reading effectively rezoning the area to an Institutional District. 

The landowner of the property, Praise Abraham, is the chief executive officer of Bridge to Care Inc., which is a non-profit organization that provides health care and support services for a variety of needs in rural areas of Alberta, as well as in Edmonton and Red Deer. 

The Bridge to Care's head office is based in Spruce Grove.

Jazmin Tremblay

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Jazmin completed a minor in journalism at Hanze University in the Netherlands and completed her Communication Studies degree from MacEwan University with a major in journalism.
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