Casino Dene expansion supported by City of Cold Lake

By Chantel Downes Local Journalism Initiative  13/05/2024  The decision came after the City received a request from Cold Lake First Nations Chief Kelsey Jacko, detailing plans for an expansion of the casino. “Cold Lake First Nations is an important partner in economic development and a valued neighbour,” said City of Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland. “Council was happy to support their project to expand Casino Dene.” According to the City of Cold Lake, the expansion project is poised to add 6,000 square feet to the casino’s existing 20,000 square feet, opening the door to more gaming options and potentially attracting a larger clientele. This expansion is expected to generate dozens of construction jobs in 2024 and 2025, with an additional five permanent positions resulting from the project’s completion. Casino Dene…

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