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Government of the Northwest Territories

March 16, 2016 12:30 ET

Government of Canada and the Northwest Territories Announce Joint-Funding for Infrastructure Projects

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

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwired - March 16, 2016) - Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, today announced funding for 13 projects for municipalities in the Northwest Territories under the Government of Canada's Small Communities Fund. MP McLeod was joined by Robert McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for the Northwest Territories

The Government of Canada remains committed to making historic investments in infrastructure to promote good jobs and clean growth in towns and cities across the country.

The funding announced today by Mr. McLeod, on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi, will support key infrastructure initiatives across the Northwest Territories, including upgrades to drinking water facilities, road improvements and a new multi-use recreational facility.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will continue to work in partnership to fund priority public infrastructure projects that will contribute to stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable communities in the North.

Quotes

"Our Government has made unprecedented commitments to support public infrastructure across Canada. By working in partnership with every order of government, we will target smart infrastructure investments to produce long term prosperity and strengthen communities. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 13 infrastructure projects, they will have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for Northern Canadians for years to come."

Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"These 13 projects are the result of collaboration between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Federal Government and will allow 13 NWT communities to proceed with improvements to community roads, recreation facilities, water treatment facilities, waste water and solid waste facilities. This partnership invests in local communities thereby making them stronger and more sustainable."

Robert McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will contribute up to $16,002,014 of the total eligible cost of $49,597,019 for the 13 projects. The Community governments of Northwest Territories will also contribute $33,595,000.
  • The Small Communities Fund allocation for Northwest Territories is $25,805,442.

Associated Links

See the backgrounder for the complete list of projects approved for funding.

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

For more information about the Small Communities Fund in the Northwest Territories, visit: http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/small-communities-fund/

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Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are announcing funding for 13 infrastructure projects in communities in the territory under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada will contribute up to $16,002,014 for the 13 projects, which have a total eligible cost of $49,597,019.

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, the vast majority 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:

Recipient Project Title Total Cost*
Hamlet of Fort Resolution Pool and Youth Center Retrofit $650,000
Hamlet of Fort Providence Community Road Rehabilitation $528,000
Village of Fort Simpson Fitness Center $597,685
Community Government of Behchok'o Wastewater Systems Upgrade $1,545,334
Community Government of Whati Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $431,666
Town of Norman Wells Cement Floor for Arena $600,000
Town of Norman Wells Franklin Street Sewer Replacement $1,445,000
Town of Norman Wells Community Road Chipseal $1,445,000
Town of Inuvik Utilidor Replacement Project $5,729,334
Katlodeeche First Nation Katlodeeche First Nation Arena $1,500,000
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Solid Waste Site Upgrade $1,125,000
Town of Hay River Recreation Center Expansion & Modernization $24,500,000
Government of the NWT Paulatuk, Gameti, Wekweeti Water Treatment Plants Bundle $9,500,000

*Total estimated project cost.

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

Contact Information

  • Brook Simpson
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
    613-219-0149
    Brook.Simpson@Canada.ca

    Jay Boast
    Communications and Website Advisor
    Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
    Government of the Northwest Territories
    867-767-9162 ext. 21044
    Jay_Boast@gov.nt.ca

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