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Rural Municipality of Pipestone

Rural Municipality of Pipestone

January 19, 2015 10:30 ET

Flood Protection for Reston Thanks to Government Partnership

Reston Community dike to help reduce future flood risk and impacts

RESTON, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2015) - Officials from three levels of government were present today in Reston, to announce funding for a new flood protection project. Residents of this community in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone will soon benefit from additional safety measures for their families and belongings thanks to this flood mitigation initiative.

In June 2013, the residents of Reston were hit twice with flooding in less than a week. In summer 2014, flooding caused water in some areas to reach more than one metre deep. Washed out and closed roads, sewage backups and lost crops led to a state of emergency being declared.

Fortunately, the Town of Reston will benefit from the Community Dikes Initiative, which provides joint federal and provincial funding for new flood mitigation infrastructure in flood prone communities across Manitoba. The project announced today will include the construction of dikes at the west end of the community. The dike is designed to protect 30 existing residential homes from future flooding.

Quick Facts

  • For the Reston initiative, the Governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide a joint contribution of up to $990,000 towards eligible costs through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, under the Community Dikes Initiative.
  • The municipal contribution will amount to $110,000 for a total initiative cost of $1,100,000.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to work with the Province of Manitoba to provide essential flood protection measures in southern Manitoba. The project will help protect Reston residents by reducing flooding and its impacts for years to come."

Larry Maguire
Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris

"I'm pleased that we are able to collaborate with both the federal and provincial governments to improve upon our flood protection infrastructure. This project is an important step in making sure our community is prepared to handle future flooding."

Archie McPherson
Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Pipestone

Associated Links

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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

    June Greggor
    CAO
    Rural Municipality of Pipestone
    204-877-3561

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