Blackfalds plans $5-million deal to buy buildings for new public works and parks facilities

When the Town of Blackfalds was first approached to buy a former trucking company site to convert into a municipal facility, the offer was $8.3 million for eight acres and three buildings. That price tag was a little high, so the town held off — a strategy that has paid dividends. A deal will soon be closed to spend $5 million to buy the trucking firm’s three buildings and 10 acres to bring the town’s public works and parks and recreation departments under one roof and provide a new home for the community’s three peace officers.

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