Construction delays on Detox Centre

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The downtown construction on 2nd Street isn’t the only city project that’s having problems. The Medicine Hat Detoxification and Residential Treatment Centre on Kipling street has also run into an unexpected slowdown. Alberta Infrastructure Spokesperson Tracy Larsen says the problem is with the ventilation and sprinkler installation. Larsen says that some parts of those systems are simply not fitting, and they can;t continue construction until the new parts arrive. The 18 bed detox facility was scheduled to be completed by January of next year, but Larsen isn’t sure if this slowdown will affect the completion date or the cost of the facility, which is estimated to be around 7.1 million dollars.