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Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 20:22 ET

Five Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Northern Region Get Joint Government Funding

Churchill, Snow Lake, The Pas, Flin Flon, Waterhen, Camperville, and Duck Bay are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for five additional projects for communities in Manitoba's north under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs.

In Churchill, the 40 year old main collector sewer line on Kelsey Boulevard will be replaced with preinsulated forcemain suitable for northern climates. In Snow Lake, approximately 500 meters of aging water and wastewater lines will be replaced. The Pas will renew the towns' waterline to address frequent breaks. The upgrades to the wastewater system and the land drainage sewer renewal will improve water flow and reduce the frequency of flood events. The City of Flin Flon will replace heating plant no. 3, which distributes drinking water and provides heating for waterline freezing protection, as well as lift station no. 16. Both the heating plant and lift station provide service to approximately 141 homes and 94 businesses in the downtown area.

Additionally, the communities of Waterhen, Camperville, and Duck Bay will use the funding to upgrade the automated control systems that manage three separate water treatment plants. These upgrades will address boil order advisories that occur when power outages cause damage to programming systems that can cause low pressure in the drinking water systems.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,098,127 through the Small Communities Fund for the five projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $5,296,256 to the five projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the five projects is $16,334,385.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities, big and small, across Canada has never been stronger. We are pleased that our hard work with our provincial partners has resulted in funding being announced for 49 projects covering every region of Manitoba. These priority infrastructure projects will go a long way in helping achieve our objectives of creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada."

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

"Investments in infrastructure are investments in the people of Manitoba, and their long-term health and welfare. This funding will make sure Manitobans across the province benefit from investments that improve their everyday quality of life, and the long-term stability of their communities. The Manitoba government is proud of its role in creating good jobs and enhancing strong communities. These investments will go the distance for Manitobans, for decades to come."

Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government

"The projects selected under the Small Communities Fund will make a significant contribution to our members' infrastructure needs. The AMM is pleased to be part of this successful partnership which brings needed infrastructure investments to Manitoba municipalities."

Chris Goertzen, President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Associated Links

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Follow the link to learn more about the Small Communities Fund.

Follow the links for additional information on the New Building Canada Plan and the benefits it provides to Manitoba.

To learn more about Manitoba's infrastructure projects, please visit www.infrastructure.mb.ca.

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

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Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for 5 additional projects in communities across the Northern region of the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

In addition to the 26 projects previously announced, below are the details from the 5 additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Northern Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Costs*
Churchill, Town Kelsey Blvd Sewer Extension $ 4,740,000
Snow Lake, Town Water and Wastewater Line Replacement - Phase 1 $ 2,000,000
The Pas, Town Larose Avenue Infrastructure Renewal $ 4,000,000
Flin Flon, City Heating Plant No. 3 Replacement $ 5,000,000
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Manitoba Waterhen, Camperville & Duck Bay Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $ 594,385

*Total estimated project cost

For more information on the projects previously announced in Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund, please see the following news releases:

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

For more information on the New Building Canada Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

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

    Naline Rampersad
    Cabinet Communications
    Province of Manitoba
    204-945-1494

    Lynne Bereza
    Communications Coordinator
    Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    204-856-2366

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