News Release - September 8, 2000
RENOVATION COMPLETE FOR INDEPENDENT-LIVING UNITS
River Heights Cottages have a new look inside and out. Nearly one million
dollars in renovations have been completed so North Battleford and area
seniors may continue to live in these independent living facilities.
Exterior improvements include new pitched roofs and chimneys, new living room
windows and replacement of some doors. Interior improvements included new
kitchen countertops, floor coverings, bathroom enhancements and replacement of
In 1999 the Battleford Health District transferred ownership of the cottages to
the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.
"Residents of the River Heights Lodge approached me to ask for my assistance in
getting renovations to their units, and with the co-operation of the
Battleford's Health District, the City of North Battleford and later the North
Battleford Housing Authority we were able to see this project through to
fruition," Hillson said. "Adequate and affordable housing is very important to
this government and as the Minister responsible for Municipal Affairs, Culture
and Housing, it is pleasing to see the province and the communities working
together to develop projects of this nature."
The North Battleford Housing Authority manages nearly 500 housing units in the
area, including the 30 River Heights Cottage units.
For more information contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-5959