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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

August 01, 2015 12:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to British Columbia's Community Infrastructure

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $208,642 for five projects in British Columbia, under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The five projects being announced today total $208,642 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in British Columbia.
  • The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country.

Quotes

"As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, our Government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are creating jobs and leaving a lasting legacy of improved community infrastructure."

  • The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

British Columbia projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Kootenay Family Place Renovate the Kootenay Family Place neighbourhood house in Castlegar $29,892
Lower Similkameen Indian Band Rehabilitate and expand two traditional cultural centres in Keremeos $10,000
Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society Repair and upgrade the Slocan Valley Rail Trail $31,000
St. Mary's Indian Band Rehabilitate St. Eugene Mission Church in Cranbrook $75,000
The Corporation of the Village of Warfield Upgrade Warfield Centennial Pool $62,750

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Contact Information

  • Nicholas Insley
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-954-1042
    nicholas.insley@wd-deo.gc.ca

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