Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

August 01, 2015 12:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Community Infrastructure in Southwestern Saskatchewan

VANGUARD, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $285,905 for nine projects in southwestern Saskatchewan under the Harper Government'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 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
  • The nine projects being announced today total $285,905 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure such as skating rinks, community halls, and museums in southwestern Saskatchewan.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to helping Canadians honour the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Through our support for improved community spaces and facilities, we are strengthening our communities, creating jobs, and celebrating our shared values and heritage."

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

Saskatchewan projects announced today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding
Village of Vanguard Upgrade the skating and curling rinks $119,703
Rural Municipality of Wood River No. 74 Renovate the museum $25,000
Village of Milden Upgrade the arena $66,000
Hazlet Rink Complex Expand and renovate the rink in the Village of Hazlet $15,000
Village of Rush Lake Upgrade community hall $3,000
Village of Hazlet Refurbish the wind turbine generator $15,000
Village of Frontier Upgrade Frontier Hall and recreation centre $16,202
Rural Municipality of Newcombe No. 260 Upgrade the septic system at Glidden Community Hall $10,400
Village of Hodgeville Upgrade accessibility of community hall and museum $15,600

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

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Contact Information

  • Rhonda Laing
    Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    306-975-5944
    rhonda.laing@wd-deo.gc.ca

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