Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

June 05, 2013 13:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Agassiz's Community Infrastructure

AGASSIZ, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) - Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Seabird Island Band Health Facility under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"Our Government is pleased to support infrastructure projects across the country like upgrades to the Seabird Island Band Health Facility," said MP Strahl. "The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund is benefitting Canadian families and communities immediately, helping to support job creation, boosting economic activity, as well as creating safe and accessible community infrastructure facilities for years to come."

The Harper Government's investment of $106,205 will allow the Seabird Island Band to improve their health facility by installing an elevator, new flooring and electrical upgrades. These improvements will modernize the facility and allow band members to safely access important health and community services.

"Seabird Island Band would like to thank the Government of Canada and all those involved in this project," said Chief Clem Seymour. "These funds are important to ensure that health services are available and accessible to our people."

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

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Contact Information

  • Jaime Burke
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    604-666-1318

    Carolyne Neufeld
    Health Manager
    Seabird Island Indian Band
    Agassiz, British Columbia
    604-796-2177

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