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November 12, 2014 11:59 ET

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

Portage La Prairie, Treherne, Pembina Valley and Plum Coulee to benefit from New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2014) -

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that four north central and south central Manitoba communities will benefit from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs.

The following two projects in the north central region will benefit from this funding:

  • Expansion of the Oakville Lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie
  • Renewal of the waterline in critical areas of the Town of Treherne

The following two projects in the south central region will benefit from this funding:

  • Upgrades to the Pembina Valley Water Co-op's Regional Water Treatment Plant in Stephenfield
  • Re-lining of sewer lines in the Town of Plum Coulee

These projects will help these small north central and south central Manitoba communities improve their water and wastewater infrastructure. When completed, the systems will better meet the needs of their residents today and into the future.

The four projects being announced today are among a number of projects announced recently across the province that will benefit from funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund. Including the previously announced projects in the Interlake Region, East St. Paul and the southwest region, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested more than $10.4 million in funding each into 12 projects under this fund to date.

Quick Facts

  • Each of the four projects announced today will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $1,810,099 through the Small Communities Fund for these projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $1,810,099 to the projects.
  • The municipalities will contribute $1,810,101.
  • The total eligible cost of these four projects is $5,430,299.

Quotes

"I am pleased to announce funding through the New Building Canada Fund for these four priority infrastructure projects in Portage-Lisgar. Investments in the renewal of wastewater and water infrastructure projects, such as these, create jobs, support economic growth and contribute to long-term prosperity in our community."

The Honourable Candice Bergen

Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

"The Small Communities Fund provides much-needed funding for communities in Manitoba. This announcement will allow municipalities to move forward in addressing their infrastructure needs."

Doug Dobrowolski

President of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)

Associated Links

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding.

Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding.

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding.

Follow the link to learn more about the Small Communities Fund.

Follow the links for additional information on the New Building Canada Plan and the benefits it provides to Manitoba.

To learn more about Manitoba's infrastructure projects, please visit www.infrastructure.mb.ca.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan.

Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for the following four projects in the north central and south central regions of Manitoba under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

Drinking Water Infrastructure

Treherne Waterline Renewal - Phase 1 and 2: Critical areas

This project will replace aging waterlines in the Town of Treherne and install close to 1500 meters of new waterlines and 50 connections identified in critical areas of the town that are prone to frequent breaks and low pressure.

The total eligible cost of this project is $1.3 million, with the governments of Canada and Manitoba each contributing $433,333 and the Town of Treherne contributing $433,334.

Stephenfield Regional Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

The Pembina Valley Water Co-op will upgrade its Stephenfield Regional water treatment plant, which includes constructing a new building and reservoir, obtaining and installing new micro filtration equipment, and assorted site and engineering work.

The total eligible cost of this project is $3 million with each level of government contributing $1 million.

Wastewater Infrastructure

Oakville Lagoon Expansion

The Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie will construct an additional secondary storage cell to the existing Oakville Lagoon to expand the facility's capacity.

The total eligible cost of this project is $817,299, with each level of government contributing $272,433.

Plum Coulee Sewer Relining

The Town of Plum Coulee will reline more than a thousand meters of sewer lines.

The total eligible cost of this project is $313,000, with the governments of Canada and Manitoba each contributing $104,333 and the Town of Plum Coulee contributing $104,334.

Other Small Communities Fund Projects in Manitoba

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have already announced that the following 8 projects in Manitoba will be receiving joint government funding:

  • Arborg Watermain and Meter Renewal
  • Beausejour Lagoon Expansion and Chemical Treatment Addition
  • St. Andrews Wastewater Collection Project - Phase 1
  • Winnipeg Beach Lagoon Upgrade
  • Stonewall Lagoon Wetland for Effluent Treatment
  • East St. Paul Water Reservoir Expansion
  • Elton Waterline Expansion
  • Deloraine's Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
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