Cana Construction to complete work on St. Anthony’s School | DrumhellerMail
Last updateTue, 23 Jul 2024 1pm

Cana Construction to complete work on St. Anthony’s School


    Construction is set to resume at the new St. Anthony’s school being built on North Dinosaur Trail.

    Cana Construction is starting work on the project, although it is not official that it will be the contractor to finish the job. This comes after Christ the Redeemer School Division parted ways with Bayview Constructors last year, which halted progress.
    Vincent Van Hyfte, assistant superintendant, administration and operations for Christ the Redeemer explains while Cana has not signed the contract to complete the school just yet, they are beginning work.
    “We have a letter of intent with Cana, but we have not formalized an actual contract yet, said Van Hyfte. “We hope to formalize an agreement in the next few weeks, but they have agreed under the letter of intent to start work and hopefully we’ll be able to finish up the details in the next few weeks.
    “They are actually going to start before we have a contract, so they will be paid in accordance with that.”
 Van Hyfte, along with many who have watched the site sit idle, is excited to see progress. He is hopeful the school will be ready this fall, but is unable to put an exact date on opening.
    “Cana still has to get in there and do an assessment, but they have the resources and the expertise, based on our first couple meetings, to really move this along. I am not going to give an exact date, but I am very optimistic looking ahead,” said Van Hyfte.
    Cana Construction’s roots date back to 1942 and the Simpson family of Calgary has owned and managed the Cana Group of companies for 46 years. The company has overseen some of Alberta’s major construction projects including the Saddledome, the Rockyview Hospital and the Calgary Court Centre.
    The Mail reported Bayview Constructors and Christ the Redeemer School Division parted ways last fall because of quality issues, and the slow pace of the development. The new school construction is valued at about $13.5 million.

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