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6TuesdayApril22013BehchokoapprovessportsplexborrowingplanCommunitygivesgreenlightto9-millionrenovationprojectPoliticsMunicipalByRENEFRANCOEURAfteryearsofstop-and-gotalksaboutgivingBe-hchokossportscomplexamuchrequiredfaceliftthecommunityofnearly2000peoplehasnallygiventhegreenlighttoa9-millionborrowingplanthatwilltakecareofmajorrenova-tionsandreopenthefacil-itythathasbeenboardedupsince2007.AcommunityvotelastMondayapprovedtheloanplantoupgradetheKhonGoChoComplexwithworkslatedtobegininassoonastwoweeksDavidSteeleBehchokossenioradministrativeofcertoldTheJournal.Itsgoingtooffersomanythingstothecommunitythatwedonthave...Werelack-ingalargefacilitytohostbigeventsandthiswillbeabletohouselargecrowdsofpeoplehesaid.Thecom-munityhashadalotofposi-tivefeedbackandeveryoneisexcitedthatthisisnowonthemove.Renovationswillexpandthegymbringingituptoregulationstandardsandthecapacitytohold500people.Therewillbeatnesscen-trecommercialsizekitchenwillallnewamenitiesvari-ousofcespacesandayouthcentre.Todatethereisnodes-ignatedyouthcentreinBe-hchokothoughthereisasmallspacebeingusedrec-reationallybyyouthunof-ciallySteelenoted.Theexistingskatingrinkthathasbeenclosedfornumberofyearswillalsobereopened.Someinitialcleanupworkhastobedoneonthebuild-ingrstbutconstructionisplannedtobeginassoonaspossibleafterwardsSteelesaid.Rightnowwereex-pectingtobenishedin16monthshesaid.Renovationplanscapsizedin2008duetoalackoffund-ingbutthankstocontribu-tionsfromvarioussourcessuchas500000fromtheCanadianNorthernEco-nomicDevelopmentAgencyCanNorthroughthefederalCommunityInfrastructureImprovementFundtheBe-hchokogovernmentisinastablepositiontoborrowandmakeafunctioningsportsplexareality.Thisfundingreflectsasensitivityandresponsive-nessbythegovernmentofCanadatotheinfrastruc-tureneedsandsomewhatuniquecircumstancesofBehchokoBehchokoChiefCliffordDanielssaidinthepressreleaseannouncingtheCanNorfunding.Thatiskeyinrejuvenatinganotherwisedormantfacil-ityintoasymbolofhopeandhealthfortheTlichopeople.Thecommunitygovern-mentitselfisputtingforthjustover4millionbackedbytheTlichogovernmentsadditionalpledgeof1million.Totalcostfortheprojectisestimatedtobe15-16mil-lionSteelesaid.Theupgradingventurewillcreateanumberofemploy-mentandtrainingoppor-tunitiesforthecommunityduetoapartnershipwithAuroraCollegesconstruc-tionprogram.Youcanplantoseework-ersfromage18to60work-ingontherenovationsSteelesaid.PhotocourtesyofCommunityGovernmentofBehchokoTheKhonGoChoComplexinBehchokoleftinastateofdesrepairforseveralyearsissetforamajormakeoverthisyear.ThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesBusinessLearningSessionsMarch28100pm-300pmCreatingEngagingOnlineContentApril3930am-1130amSmallBusinessSocialMediaFAQApril4930am-1100am3KeystoYourSuccessfulBrandApril4130pm-330pmTheTwoSentenceBusinessPlanApril9930am-1130amIncomeTaxBasicsIncorpdBusinessApril10900am-1130amHowtoKeepGoodStaffApril11100pm-230pmThe7AttributesofBusinessSuccessApril16930am-1100amThePowerofEffectiveNetworkingApril17930am-1100amMarketingfortheNewMillenniumApril23100pm-400pmStartYourBusinessRegisterforFREEat872-279524hourspriortoyourselectedsession