Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 19:38 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Regina's Community Infrastructure

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $617,600 benefitting three community infrastructure projects within the City of Regina 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 City of Regina's North West Leisure Centre indoor swimming pool will include installing ultraviolet secondary water treatment equipment and upgrading the lighting.
  • Renovations to the Saskatchewan Science Centre will include upgrading washrooms, replacing flooring, replacing old exhibit technology, enhancing exhibits, installing video equipment, upgrading meeting spaces and improving classroom space with new technology.
  • Wascana Centre Authority will undertake improvements in Wascana Park that include creating, paving and rebuilding trails, pathways and sidewalks.
  • 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 is proud to partner with communities across the West as we improve public spaces and buildings while preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Through these investments, we are leaving a last legacy of improved infrastructure while creating jobs and economic growth."

- Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre

"Infrastructure is one of the highest priorities of City Council. We appreciate the financial contribution from the federal government and our citizens will be excited to see the improvements in our community."

- Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina

Regina projects announced today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding
City of Regina North West Leisure Centre Upgrade the swimming pool at the North West Leisure Centre $200,000
Saskatchewan Science Centre Inc. Upgrade the Science Centre $215,000
Wascana Centre Authority Upgrade pathways, trails and sidewalks in Wascana Park $202,600

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- City of Regina North West Leisure Centre

- Saskatchewan Science Centre

- Wascana Centre Authority

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Contact Information

  • Rhonda Laing
    Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    306-975-5944
    rhonda.laing@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Desirae Bernreuther
    Media Relations Consultant
    City of Regina
    306-777-7486
    dbernreu@regina.ca

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