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WEYBURN -- Just days before a byelection vote in the Weyburn-Big Muddy constituency, the NDP government has struck a major deal with the City of Weyburn to determine the future of the old provincial mental hospital.
The province will give to the city the title and liability to the vacant Souris Valley Extended Care Centre to allow it to better market the facility to potential new users.
The government has also agreed to give at least $4.5 million to the city.
The money is to help cover the costs of demolition if a new user for the facility isn't found but Weyburn still gets to keep the money if it reaches an agreement with a tenant.
At the announcement of the deal at Weyburn city hall Thursday, Mayor
Don Schlosser and NDP Deputy Premier Clay Serby both praised the NDP candidate, Southeast Regional College president Graham Mickleborough for serving as a middle man to bring the two sides together.