A new home for les Religieuses Hospitalieres de Saint-Joseph in 2019

After more than six decades on Vallee-Lourdes Drive in Bathurst, les Religieuses Hospitalieres de Saint-Joseph are moving.

Nearly 40 nuns will move to the Residence Royal in Bathurst beginning in 2019.

A new three-story, 43 unit building is being built to house them.

The expansion adds to the Royal's existing 95 units.

The cost of the project is pegged at around $4 million with Quebec-based Lokia Group hired to do the work.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)