Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 27, 2015 13:06 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to East Coulee's Community Infrastructure

EAST COULEE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State for Finance and Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $50,000 for the restoration of the Atlas Coal Mine tipple 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

  • Renovations to the Atlas Coal Mine include repairing the structure of the tipple and creating a public exhibit space.
  • 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

"Canada's 150 anniversary of Confederation is a time to reflect on our past as we look forward to the future. The renovations to this important historical site will ensure that future generations and visitors to our community will be able to learn about and experience our rich and proud heritage."

  • The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State for Finance and Member of Parliament for Crowfoot

"Having the last standing wooden Tipple in Canada preserved for future generations is a wonderful achievement for the Drumheller Valley. The Atlas Coal Mine is proud to keep the Valley's coal mining heritage alive, telling the miners stories to thousands of visitors every year."

  • Julia Fielding, Executive Director, Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Contact Information

  • Donna Kinley
    Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    780-495-6892
    donna.kinley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Julia Fielding
    Executive Director
    Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
    403 820 2220
    pitboss@atlascoalmine.ab.ca

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