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Ground has broken at a community care facility in Clyde River. From left are Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie Docherty, Alan MacPhee of Hartshire Holdings Inc., and Doug Gillespie, chair of Clyde River Council.
CLYDE RIVER — Construction of Clyde River’s new community care facility is underway.
The area along the Trans Canada Highway, at the crest of the hill in Clyde River, is busy with activity as heavy equipment operators do ground preparations for the development.
“We are looking forward to the development of a first class facility in the community of Clyde River,” said Doug Gillespie, chairperson of Clyde River Council.
The proposed 1,800 square-metre building will be constructed in the traditional style of a grand old Island homestead, complete with a wrap-around veranda that provides a spectacular view overlooking the pastoral beauty of the West River and surrounding community.
The facility is the first of its kind in the Clyde River area. It will feature modern amenities, including spacious and well-decorated rooms (private, semi-private, apartment and suites), recreational areas, two themed lounges, a fine dining room complete with fireplace, as well as a chapel and beauty salon.
“As the MLA for the area, and as minister responsible for seniors, I am delighted to see this new addition to Clyde River,” said Valerie Docherty.
“Keeping seniors in their community is part of our rural development plan.”
The construction is planned to continue throughout the fall and winter months and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.