Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 14:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to North Vancouver Island's Community Infrastructure

COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $502,698 for five projects 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 national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. It is part of the federal government's activities to honour Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • The five projects being announced today total $502,698 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Port McNeill, Campbell River, Sayward, Fanny Bay and Courtenay.

Quotes

"The significant support that existing community and cultural infrastructure has received reflects our Government's commitment to create jobs and build stronger communities. By working in partnerships with communities across the West, we are helping Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation while leaving a lasting legacy of improved public infrastructure."

- The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North

"Ships Point Improvement District is delighted to be one of the recipients under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. It is great for a small, self- supporting community to be given the recognition and help with replacing our aging water system."

- Gary Patterson, Chairman, Ships Point Improvement District

Additional Links

- Town of Port McNeill

- Cape Mudge Indian Band

- Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association

British Columbia Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Town of Port McNeill Install a community clock and benches to central gathering place in Port McNeill $30,300
Cape Mudge Indian Band Rehabilitate the We Wai Kai soccer field in Campbell River $161,198
Sayward Community Recreation Association Create and install a monument at the Sayward Heritage Hall $11,200
Ships Point Improvement District Upgrade water infrastructure in Fanny Bay $200,000
Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association Upgrade the Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association's clubhouse. $100,000

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Contact Information

  • Ben Stanford
    Regional Communications Manager, BC Region
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    604-666-3395
    ben.stanford@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Nina LeBlanc
    Administrator
    Ships Point Improvement District
    250-335-0551
    shipspt1@shaw.ca

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