Pankiw stays focused on building bridges

Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Kelvin Pankiw gives his introductory remarks prior to the State of the City address on Thursday. -- Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald

Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Kelvin Pankiw said he was encouraged by Mayor Greg Dionne’s comments during Thursday’s State of the City address.

However, the new chamber CEO wished one topic had received more attention: the construction of a second bridge.

Dionne’s comments ran the gamut from infrastructure spending to crime to tying up loose ends from the 2016 Husky Energy oil spill, but never landed on the construction of a second crossing over the North Saskatchewan River.

Pankiw said the issue is still a big one for Prince Albert’s business community, and it will only grow larger as the Star-Orion South Diamond Project near Fort a la Corne continues to gain momentum.

“The mayor has his priorities and I’m certainly happy to go along with that,” Pankiw said after the address. “The chamber, however, will be a tireless proponent of a second bridge.”

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