Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

August 01, 2015 13:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Community Infrastructure in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $190,750 for 8 projects in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 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 8 projects being announced today total $190,750in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure across these regions.
  • The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country.

Quotes

"Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government's plan to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces, such as parks, trails, and cultural and community centres, that unite and connect us all across the West."

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

Saskatchewan projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Resort Village of Mistusinne Upgrade the park in the Resort Village of Mistusinne $10,100
Village of Cadillac Upgrade the baseball diamonds in the Village of Cadillac $10,000
Village of Flaxcombe Upgrade the baseball diamonds and arena in the Village of Flaxcombe $21,250
Village of Marengo Rehabilitate Centennial Park in the Village of Marengo $13,650
Village of Pennant Extend the water and sewer line to the playground in Pennant $20,000
Village of Sceptre Upgrade Wheatland Heritage Park $13,500
Town of Kindersley Renovate the community centre in the town of Kindersley $102,250

Manitoba projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
St Norbert Immersion Advisory Council (SNIAC) Install play structure and forest habitat for École Saint-Norbert in Winnipeg $88,195

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

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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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