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Province funding nearly 200 new child care spaces in southern Alberta

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Nearly 200 new child care spaces will be opening across southern Alberta, in an effort by the provincial government to help get parents back to work.

The province says it’s investing a total of $9.7-million to create 1,500 more spaces in day homes, daycares and overnight care right across Alberta.

Applicants will be given their money by March 31, which can be used to complete renovations at existing facilities, open brand new care spaces, or add capacity for overnight child care.

Here in southern Alberta, the province is supporting the addition of 186 spaces in Lethbridge, Taber, Brooks, Medicine Hat and Bassano, which includes 39 overnight spaces.

The Alberta Government says it took population size, number of existing spaces and industry demand into consideration when allocating how many new child care spaces each area would receive.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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