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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 22:14 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Sturgeon County's Community Infrastructure

STURGEON COUNTY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, announced support of $82,660 for Namao School in Sturgeon County 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 installation of a new playground at the Namao School will enhance their ability to provide a nurturing, interactive, flexible, safe and caring learning environment for their students.
  • 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.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for renewed public infrastructure is helping to strengthen our communities while celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The installation of a new playground at Namao School will help foster an energized and positive environment for students to enjoy for years to come."

  • The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Spruce Grove

"Currently our equipment for Kindergarten to Grade three and special needs children is old, deteriorating, unsafe and inaccessible for our high needs children This funding will allow our last playground project to be realized much sooner with the contribution from the Government of Canada, allowing access to equipment for all high needs and age appropriate children in our community."

  • Paul Harnish, Principal, Namao School

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