Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan

June 29, 2009 12:48 ET

Infrastructure Investments Create Jobs in Saskatchewan

Canada and Saskatchewan invest another $86 million in 85 projects across the Province

LLOYDMINSTER, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Saskatchewan's communities will benefit from another federal-provincial partnership to support infrastructure work across the province that will help stimulate the economy and create jobs. Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, along with the Saskatchewan Minister for Municipal Affairs, Jeremy Harrison, today announced funding for 85 infrastructure initiatives through the infrastructure component of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Our Government is making smart investments that will improve Saskatchewan's infrastructure, inject additional capital into our economy, and keep people working during these tough economic times," said Minister Ritz. "This infrastructure will improve our quality of life, as well as help to boost our regional economy now and for years to come."

"Together all levels of government are injecting needed funding into vital infrastructure projects for Saskatchewan's urban, rural and northern communities," said Minister Harrison. "Many of these are much-needed water projects, essential to keeping these communities healthy and vibrant."

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan today announced new funding of more than $86 million for community and provincial infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.

Today's announcement includes a joint funding of more than $79.3 million for 72 projects in communities of fewer than 100,000 residents under the Building Canada Fund - Communities Component. The federal contribution includes funding from the additional $500 million national "top-up" for the Communities Component announced in the Economic Action Plan for projects that can be built over the next two years. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are contributing two-thirds of the total eligible costs of these projects, while Saskatchewan communities are contributing the remainder of the funds.

Also included in today's announcement are ten local road and three wastewater infrastructure projects that will benefit from the new federal $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. Together, these thirteen projects will receive joint federal-provincial funding of over $6.8 million ($4.5 million from the federal government and $2.3 million from the province). The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund provides funding to provincial, territorial and municipal construction-ready infrastructure rehabilitation projects that will be built during this year's and next year's construction seasons.

The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan is accelerating and expanding the existing federal investment of $33 billion in infrastructure with almost $12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years. The June 11 "Report to Canadians" underlines progress in infrastructure investments.

Canada and Saskatchewan are working together to create jobs and boost the economy, while making significant investments that help communities improve their infrastructure. Both governments have agreed to work together to ensure that these funds are delivered quickly and efficiently.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca and www.creatingjobs.gc.ca.


BACKGROUNDER

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS IN SASKATCHEWAN

BUILDING CANADA FUND - COMMUNITIES COMPONENT

The Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund recognizes that smaller communities have unique infrastructure needs, and therefore targets projects in communities with populations of less than 100,000. Projects are selected through an application-based process.

Following discussion with the province of Saskatchewan, the Building Canada Fund's Communities Component is already at work in Saskatchewan. On June 29, 2009, Canada and Saskatchewan announced a joint investment of more than $79.3 million for 72 community infrastructure projects that will create jobs and help build stronger communities.

The federal contribution includes funding from the additional $500 million national "top-up" for the Communities Component announced in Budget 2009 for projects that can be built over the next two years, which is being matched by the Government of Saskatchewan. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are contributing two-thirds of the total eligible costs of these projects, while Saskatchewan communities are contributing the remainder of the funds.

Here is the list of the communities to receive funding under the Building Canada Fund's Communities Component:



Under the Communities Component

Aberdeen Rural Water Pipeline Project - RM of ABERDEEN
Alpine Crescent Underground Utilities Construction - Town of ALLAN
Road Reconstruct & Clay Capping - RM of ARM RIVER
Water Treatment Plant Improvements - Town of ASQUITH
Water Main and Sewer Trunk Line for Town Expansion - Town of ASQUITH
Avonlea Constructed Wetlands Lagoon Project - Village of AVONLEA
McPhee Street Trim l Samotaru Sewer Main - Town of BIGGAR
Sewage Treatment Plant Secondary Sewage Line - Town of BIGGAR
Pickerel Point Road Construction - RM of BIG RIVER
Sewage Lift Station Upgrade - Town of BIRCH HILLS
Water Supply, Treatment & Distribution Project - Village of BORDEN
Chitek Lake Wastewater Treatment System - Resort Village of CHITEK LAKE
Water Treatment Project - Village of CLIMAX
Sewage Lift Station Upgrade - Village of CODETTE
Claycapping of Road to Organized Hamlet of Hitchcock Bay - Rural
Municipality of COTEAU
Waterworks Upgrade - Village of DAFOE
Sewage Lift Station #2/Storm Sewer Project - Town of DALMENY
Replacement of Lift Station No. 1 & Force Main - Town of DELISLE
Lagoon Upgrade - Village of DORINTOSH
Watermain Replacement & Paving - Town of EATONIA
Hamlet of Emerald Park Rural Water Distribution - RM of EDENWOLD
Looping of Water Mains - Village of ELBOW
Heavy Haul Road Rehabilitation - RM of ELDON
Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Village of FLAXCOMBE
Water Treatment Plant Expansion - Village of GRAND COULEE
Regional Landfill Project - RM of GRASSY CREEK
Groundwater Supply and Treatment Plant Upgrade Project - Town of GRENFELL
Lagoon Expansion - Town of HAGUE
Water Works Project - Village of HEPBURN
Wakaw Lake Regional Lagoon Expansion - RM of HOODOO
New Wastewater Management Project RM No. 401 - RM of HOODOO
Community Recreation and Fitness Centre - City of HUMBOLDT
WaterMain Replacement - City of HUMBOLDT
Renewal of Dixon Grid - RM of HUMBOLDT
Sewage Lagoon Upgrade - RM of INVERGORDON
Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Village of KENASTON
Water & Sewer Systems Improvements - Town of KINISTINO
Water Treatment Plant 1, 2, & 3 Upgrades - Northern Village of LA LOCHE
Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Village of LEOVILLE
Sewage Treatment Plant - Headworks Facility - City of LLOYDMINSTER
New R.O. Filtration System - WTP - Town of LUSELAND
Sewage Lagoon Expansion - Town of MACKLIN
Jensen South Roadway Upgrade - RM of MANKOTA
Water Treatment Plant & Reservoir Expansion - Town of MARSHALL
Waste Water Phase 1 - Lagoon Expansion - Town of MEADOW LAKE
Construct R.O Water Treatment Plant & Pipeline - Village of MIDDLE LAKE
New Water Treatment Plant with tanks - Village of MISTATIM
Sask. Landing Regional Water Pipeline Rural System - RM of MONET
Storage & Truckfill - RM of MONET
Lagoon Upgrade - Town of MOOSOMIN
Upgraded Water Main - Village of MUENSTER
Secondary Lagoon Construction - Village of NEILBURG
Water Treatment Upgrade - Village of PELLY
Hamlet of Meyronne - Water System Upgrade - RM of PINTO CREEK
Booster Stations & Line Looping Projects - RM of PRINCE ALBERT
Water Treatment Reservoir Upgrade - Village of PRUD'HOMME
Reservoir Expansion - Town of RADISSON
Lagoon Rehabilitation & Expansion - Village of RIVERHURST
Construct a New Well - Town of SHELLBROOK
Wastewater Treatment Upgrade - Town of SHELLBROOK
Water Treatment Plant Upgrades - Village of SMEATON
New Evaporation Pond - Town of SOUTHEY
Install Backup power for Wastewater Facility - Town of STAR CITY
Hamlet of Bellevue Lift Station - RM of ST. LOUIS
Clay Cap Park Road - RM of VICTORY
Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Town of VONDA
Upgrade Water treatment Systems - Village of WEIRDALE
Water System Upgrades and Improvements - Village of WHITE FOX
Replacement of Water Mains, Valves & Hydrants - Town of WILKIE
New Well Development - Town of WOLSELEY
Main Street Upgrade - Town of WYNARD
Curb Stops - Town of ZEALANDIA


INFRASTRUCTURE STIMULUS FUND

The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund provides funding to provincial, territorial and municipal construction-ready infrastructure rehabilitation projects that will be built during this year's and next year's construction seasons.

The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund is already at work in Saskatchewan. On May 26, 2009, the Governments of Canada and of Saskatchewan announced that 61 shovel-ready infrastructure projects will receive a joint federal-provincial investment of $160.2 million ($89.2 million federal, $71.0 million provincial) under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

On June 5, 2009 it was announced that a set of 19 shovel-ready infrastructure projects will receive a joint federal-provincial investment of $19.4 million ($9.2 million federal, $10.2 million provincial) under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

On June 29, 2009, a new set of 13 shovel-ready infrastructure projects will receive a joint federal-provincial investment of $6.8 million ($4.5 million federal, $2.3 million provincial) under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

The list of projects is as below:



Water Treatment

Storm Sewer Collection in Saskatoon
White City Wastewater Improvements
Regina Beach - Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant/Public Works Complex

Local Road Infrastructure (all in Saskatoon)

Arterial Road Preservation (Portion of 8th Street)
Collector Road Preservation - 103rd Street
Collector Road Preservation - 105th Street
Idylwyld/8th Street Overpass
Street Rehabilitation - Adolph Way
Street Rehabilitation - Varsity View Neighbourhood 1
Street Rehabilitation - Varsity View Neighbourhood 2
Street Rehabilitation - Varsity View Neighbourhood 3
Street Rehabilitation - Varsity View Neighbourhood 4
Street Rehabilitation - Wilkinson Crescent

Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Minister of State for Transport
    Chris Hilton
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Ministry of Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs
    Jeff Welke
    306-536-1185