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Catfish Creek Conservation Authority

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 31, 2015 11:30 ET

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority to Receive Funding for Flood Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

PORT BRUCE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) -

Residents of Port Bruce in the Township of Malahide will benefit from Catfish Creek flood disaster mitigation infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will entail upgrading Catfish Creek's sediment retention structure to increase its capacity. Once completed, these improvements will help reduce sediment loading and lessen the potential for flooding in future years. The project announced today is among 77 recently selected projects, for approximately $260 million in joint federal and provincial funding, under the Small Communities Fund in Ontario.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $23,250 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $23,250 to this project.
  • The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority in partnership with the Township of Malahide will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects such as the Catfish Creek flood disaster mitigation infrastructure that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure.Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Today's investment in the Catfish Creek's sediment retention structure will reduce the potential for serious flooding, helping to protect people and property from harm. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history - more than $130 billion over 10 years - which is supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help make investments in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. It demonstrates our government's commitment to keeping our communities strong, creating jobs and making sure that people get the basic services they pay for now and in the future."

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

"Upgrades to the Catfish Creek Sediment Retention Structure will allow the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority and the Township of Malahide to continue their efforts to implement an effective Flood Risk Reduction Program for the residents of Port Bruce."

Mr. Kim Smale, General Manager / Secretary-Treasurer, Catfish Creek Conservation Authority

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Andrew Forgione
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-212-4217

    Mr. Kim Smale
    General Manager / Secretary-Treasurer
    Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
    519-773-9037

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca

    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-325-2479