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Government of Saskatchewan

February 26, 2016 15:00 ET

Eleven Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan Get Joint Government Funding

Projects approved under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2016) -

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations, today announced funding for 11 projects in communities across Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada's Small Communities Fund.

Funding for these projects will help Saskatchewan communities upgrade and expand water and wastewater systems. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help build stronger, more sustainable communities.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province.

The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,399,443 of the total eligible cost of $16,198,338 for these 11 projects. The Government of Saskatchewan will also contribute $5,399,443. The Small Communities Fund allocation for Saskatchewan is $43,665,808.

Quotes

"Safe drinking water and effective wastewater processing facilities are critical to providing sustainable communities. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 11 infrastructure projects, all of which are in Saskatchewan communities with a population of less than 2,000. The projects will improve local infrastructure, bolster growth, and have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan."

The Honourable Ralph Goodale,Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Our government is proud to have partnered with the Government of Canada to invest more than $5 million toward improving critical water and wastewater systems in 11 communities across the province. Key investments like this will help make life better for citizens both now, and well into the future."

The Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations

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The complete project list can be found in the backgrounder.

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are announcing funding for 11 infrastructure projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund, including two drinking water projects and nine wastewater projects. The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,399,443 of the total eligible cost of $16,198,338 for these 11 projects. The Government of Saskatchewan will also contribute $5,399,443.

This is in addition to 26 projects already approved under the Small Communities Fund in Saskatchewan.

The Small Communities Fund provides support for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across Canada that have fewer than 100,000 residents. So far, 82 percent of the projects approved under this Fund are in communities with a population of less than 25,000.

The projects announced today are as follows:

Municipality Project Title Total Cost*
Town of Arcola Wastewater Lagoon Expansion $3,300,000
Village of Drake Wastewater Lagoon Expansion $726,000
Town of Kinistino New Lift Station and Lagoon $2,510,000
Town of LeRoy Sewage Pumping Station and Force Main $1,690,000
Village of Macoun Wastewater Lagoon Expansion $984,000
Village of Mankota Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $850,000
Village of Muenster Sewer System Upgrades $520,700
Village of Quill Lake Wastewater Lagoon Expansion $734,638
Town of Radville Lagoon Expansion and Treatment $1,344,000
Town of Watrous Lagoon Expansion $3,420,000
Village of Yarbo Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $119,000

*Total estimated project cost.

For more information on the Small Communities Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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