Construction work on Shaunavon's new CanAlta Hotel has begun.

The Hotel is located at the corner of Highway 37 and 3rd Avenue West and is expected to cost about $8 million.

Site Superintendent Neil Lysang exlplains how the project will progress over the next few weeks.

The Canalta Group is based out of Drumheller Alberta and has opened other hotel properities in Weyburn, Moosomin, Tisdale, Melfort and Humboldt. The tentative opening date is Fall 2012. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.