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Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta

July 31, 2015 19:22 ET

Fifty-Six Infrastructure Projects in Alberta Get Joint Government Funding

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

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Alberta are providing funding for 56 infrastructure projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

Funding for these projects will help Alberta communities improve drinking water and wastewater systems, major roads, disaster mitigation, public transit, and solid waste management. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It is providing $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Alberta for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide a total of up to $93,161,407 through the Small Communities Fund for these 56 projects. For a listing of the approved projects, please see the attached Backgrounder.
  • The Province of Alberta will also contribute up to $93,161,407.
  • The total combined federal, provincial and municipal investments in the 56 projects is $413,974,539.
  • The 56 projects approved for funding in Alberta include 24 drinking water projects, 24 wastewater projects, 4 major road projects, 2 disaster mitigation projects, 1 public transit project and 1 solid waste management project.
  • The total 10-year Small Communities Fund allocation for Alberta is $94,191,338.


"Our government is proud to be making unprecedented investments in public infrastructure across Alberta. Through the federal Small Communities Fund, we will help get 56 projects going across the province to help improve drinking water, handle wastewater more effectively, make solid waste management better, improve public transit, and upgrade disaster mitigation."

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, Minister for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast

"The Alberta government is committed to making life better for Albertans. Contributing to the development of critical infrastructure that provides clean water, safe roads and effective transit are just a few of the ways we can help build strong communities. We are pleased to partner on the Small Communities Fund and help some of our smallest municipalities."

The Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta

Associated Links

To learn more about the New Building Canada Fund - Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects, please visit

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit

For additional information on the SCF program in Alberta, visit

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at

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The governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for 56 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

Each government is committing a total of up to $ 93,161,407 in funding for the 56 projects, which have a total eligible cost of $413,974,539.

The projects are as follows:

Municipality Project Title Total Cost*
Town of Whitecourt Town of Whitecourt Water System Upgrading $6,720,000
County of Grande Prairie County of Grande Prairie 116 Street Trunk Sewer & Clairmont Lagoon Discharge piping $26,300,000
Town of Fox Creek Town of Fox Creek Water Treatment Plant Upgrades, Raw Water Wells, & Raw Water Pipeline Construction $15,527,708
Town of Bonnyville Town of Bonnyville 51st Ave Underground Rehabilitation Project $11,364,854
Town of Mayerthorpe Town of Mayerthorpe Interim Production Well and Associated Works $2,107,588
Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach South Side Pigeon Lake-Regional Wastewater System; Local Collection Systems Phase I $9,000,000
Summer Village of Poplar Bay Summer Village of Poplar Bay South Side Pigeon Lake-Regional Wastewater System; Local Collection Systems Phase II $7,770,387
Town of Drayton Valley Town of Drayton Valley South Sanitary Trunk Sewer Twinning $9,128,125
County of Stettler County of Stettler Erskine Water Distribution System $4,000,000
County of St Paul County of St. Paul and County of Two Hills Joint Facultative Lagoon and Transfer Station Expansion Project $5,150,000
Village of Consort Village of Consort Wastewater System Upgrades - Installation of new Forcemain $2,040,000
City of Medicine Hat City of Medicine Hat Industrial Avenue Overland Flow Protection Strategy $6,000,000
MD of Spirit River MD of Spirit River Village of Rycroft Flood Control $300,000
Village of Consort Village of Consort replacement of Water and Wastewater pipelines along 49 and 52 Avenue $4,341,000
Town of Pincher Creek Town of Pincher Creek Wastewater Treatment Lagoons Upgrade $1,000,000
Town of Nanton Town of Nanton Wastewater Treatment Plant $12,000,000
MD of Foothills MD Foothills Millarville Water Supply Project $5,000,000
Town of Grande Cache Town of Grande Cache Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $12,218,000
Town of Fort MacLeod Town of Fort MacLeod Southwest Water & Sanitary System Extension (8th St Extension) $7,012,000
County of Wetaskiwin County of Wetaskiwin Alder Flats Wastewater Expansion $2,945,601
Town of Rocky Mountain House Town of Rocky Mountain House Regional Landfill Waste Disposal Cell Construction $3,300,000
City of Lloydminster City of Lloydminster Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Facility $72,544,000
Village of Empress Village of Empress Water Distribution Pump Station Replacement $1,250,000
Town of Innisfail Town of Innisfail Wastewater System Improvement and Remediation $9,000,000
Big Lakes County Big Lakes County House Mountain Connector Road & Bridge Construction $9,000,000
Town of Penhold Town of Penhold Water Reservoir $3,600,000
Town of Pincher Creek Town of Pincher Creek Water Treatment Plant UV System Installation and Water Distribution Upgrades $1,800,000
Town of Coalhurst Town of Coalhurst Storm Water Management Improvements $13,588,900
Town of Legal Town of Legal Sanitary Trunk Sewer Upgrade $2,300,001
County of Thorhild County of Thorhild Lagoon Repair, capacity Upgrade. Sanitary Forcemain Replacement and Lift Station Upgrade. $6,214,650
Strathcona County Strathcona County Transit Fleet Replacement $5,541,480
Town of Beaverlodge Town of Beaverlodge Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $5,535,000
Town of Valleyview Town of Valleyview NE Servicing Area Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main $276,000
Village of Marwayne Village of Marwayne Underground Renewal for 4 blocks at the "T" intersection of North 2nd Avenue and North 1st Street $3,112,005
County of Ponoka County of Ponoka Meniak Road $9,000,000
Special Areas Board Special Areas Board Regional Potable Water Supply Line Extension to Hamlet of Monitor $2,467,000
Town of Calmar Town of Calmar Water Reservoir Expansion $3,808,828
Town of Rainbow Lake Town of Rainbow Lake Water Distribution System Rehabilitation $2,100,000
Town of Wainwright Town of Wainwright Storm water Management Plan Stage 1 $3,000,000
Town of Slave Lake Town of Slave Lake Wastewater Treatment Modernization $13,500,000
Town of Smoky Lake Town of Smoky Lake Cast Iron Watermain Replacement $556,344
MD of Pincher Creek MD of Pincher Creek Hamlet of Beaver Mines Water and Sewer Servicing $14,800,000
Village of Delburne Village of Delburne 21 Ave Infrastructure Upgrade $1,870,000
Town of Blackfalds Town of Blackfalds East Area Stormwater Management Plan - Linear Wetland Trunk and Outlet Project. $7,200,000
Town of Wainwright Town of Wainwright Sewer Upgrade Project $1,500,000
City of Chestermere City of Chestermere - Reconstruction and Upgrade of Township Road 240: From Gravel Road to Paved Arterial Road $13,777,200
Red Deer County Red Deer County Spruce View Water Treatment Facility and Reservoir $3,600,000
Town of Peace River Town of Peace River Sanitary Upgrades $11,500,000
County of Northern Lights County of Northern Lights Dixonville Water Distribution System Rehabilitation $1,500,000
Mackenzie County Mackenzie County Rural Potable Water Infrastructure $5,292,100
Westlock County Westlock County - Water Treatment Plant and Supply System Upgrading-Hamlet of Jarvie $1,910,000
Village of Longview Village of Longview - Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Phase 2 $1,770,468
County of Forty Mile No. 8 County of Forty Mile No. 8 - Hamlet of Burdett Sanitary System Upgrades 2015 $360,000
Town of Castor Town of Castor - Water, Wastewater, Storm Revitalization Program $3,945,300
MD of Bonnyville No. 87 MD of Bonnyville - Ardmore Underground Utilities Rehabilitation Project $8,730,000
City of Airdrie City of Airdrie - 40th Avenue Phase 1 and 2 $14,200,000

*Total estimated project cost

For more information on the New Building Canada Fund, please visit:

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

    Shannon Greer
    Press Secretary
    Alberta Municipal Affairs
    Cell: 587-594-0132

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154