The Town of Oyen is one of the few Towns in Alberta that is in the unique position of being ready for growth. Our progressive Council has planned ahead, and our infrastructure is in place. The following is a list of the major projects in progress, or completed in the past couple years.
Seniors Lodge Expansion
The Oyen Seniors lodge has started their 8.2 million dollar renovation/expansion that will add an additional two stories with a total of 42 rooms.
Big Country Hospital Renovation
The Big County Hospital is working on their 4 million dollar expansion project, to be completed in 2008.
2008 will also see the Big Country Agricultural Society completing the new multi-purpose Crossroads Centre located on the south end of Town. A 150 x 200 foot complex complete with a fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms, meeting room, sales office, bleachers, bucking chutes and pens, 100x200 foot arena area capable of handling auction sales, rodeos, clinics, trade shows, cattle and equine events, car shows, etc.
Water Plant Upgrade
The Town of Oyen has completed a 1 million dollar upgrade to the water distribution pump system in 2007.
8th Avenue Subdivision
Council completed a new subdivision in 2007 on the south end of Town within walking distance of many of our recreation facilities.
Shirley McClellan Aquatic Centre
In 2005 Council completed a 3 year project building a new aquatic centre complete with water slide, lazy river, bubble seat, umbrella, zero depth entry, and a junior Olympic pool.
5 Bay Fire Hall
Council partnered with our neighboring Municipality – Special Areas, to complete a new 5 bay Fire Hall in 2005.
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