During their meeting on May 11, the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 held a sod turning ceremony at the site of the new regional hall. It is being built to the immediate west of the M.D. administration office and public works yard and will cost approximately $2.7 million. GVN Structures Inc. of Redcliff is the contractor for the project, but local contractors and labour will be used for some of the work.