Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 19:43 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Northern Manitoba's Community Infrastructure

CHURCHILL, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $466,260 for four 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 four projects being announced today total $466,260 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Northern Manitoba.
  • Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, WD has invested in projects in western Canada that aim to rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.

Quotes

"The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a milestone of great importance, and through investments like this we are helping communities in Manitoba and across Canada celebrate it. I look forward to seeing the results of these investments and the benefits that will come to these communities."

  • The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

Manitoba Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Nelson House Development Corporation Upgrade the baseball field at Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation $125,335
Nelson House Development Corporation Upgrade the entrance sign and construct cenotaph in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation $87,600
Town of Churchill Replace the gravel baseball diamond at a multi-purpose sports field $221,825
Town of Snow Lake Upgrade the Sunset Bay Beach $31,500

Additional Links

Canada 150

WD Canada 150

Town of Churchill

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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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