Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

November 28, 2013 10:00 ET

Harper Government Highlights Investments in Numerous Infrastructure Projects Across Southwest Saskatchewan

DINSMORE, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2013) - Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, highlighted 16 projects that received federal funding for upgrades to community infrastructure across southwestern Saskatchewan over the past year.

"I am proud to see so many Saskatchewan families and communities benefit from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund," said Minister Rempel. "Our Government's investments are helping to support job creation, boost economic activity, and create modern, safe and accessible community infrastructure facilities that will be enjoyed for many years to come."

Federal funding of $255,430 supported improvements to a number of sporting, cultural and community centres, as well as other public facilities in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands region. The investments will rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure in southwest Saskatchewan, providing broad-based benefits to local communities.

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

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Backgrounder

Project Location Project Title Federal Funding Total Project Funding
1 Village of Cabri
Upgrades to improve energy efficiency and eliminate water damage at the Cabri Ice Centre $7,091 $14,183
2 Town of Central Butte Upgrade Central Butte Agri-Sportsplex $15,525 $31,050
3 Village of Climax Replace the siding on the skating rink in the Village of Climax $6,150 $12,300
4 Village of Dinsmore Upgrade the arena ice plant $115,299 $230,598
5 Town of Elrose Renovate the Scout Hut Hall to improve accessibility and energy efficiency $7,756 $15,513
6 Town of Eston Upgrade the structural integrity of pool deck $6,965 $13,930
7 Village of Golden Prairie Renovate kitchen at Golden Prairie community hall to enhance safety, functionality and energy efficiency $6,770 $13,540
8 Rural Municipality of Happyland #231 (Liebenthal) Improve the accessibility of the Liebenthal community centre & re-wire the kitchen $7,650 $15,300
9 Rural Municipality of Lonetree # 18 (Climax) Renovate interior of the Climax Community Complex to improve safety and functionality $20,150 $40,300
10 Village of Morse Install asphalt surface on outdoor skating rink for multi-season use $10,150 $20,300
11 Killdeer Community Hall Association Upgrade interior and exterior of community hall $6,400 $12,800
12 Pontiex (Auvergnois Cultural Centre) Replace windows & other renovations at the Auvergnois Cultural Centre $8,529 $17,058
13 Village of Prelate Upgrade public amenities at the park $1,056 $2,112
14 Village of Riverhurst Energy efficient upgrades to Village Square $6,950 $13,900
15 Shamrock Regional Park Upgrade swimming pool $13,094 $26,188
16 Rural Municipality of Waverley #44 (Glentworth) Install plexiglass in the Waverley Sports Gardens/arena $15,895 $31,790

Contact Information

  • Joanne Mysak
    Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    306-975-5942
    joanne.mysak@wd-deo.gc.ca

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