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Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 21:38 ET

Manitoba Communities to Benefit from Federal and Provincial Funding for Flood Protection

Five projects announced under the Community Dikes Initiative

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Residents of five Manitoba communities were assured today that they can look forward to improved flood protection for their families and properties thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment from the Community Dikes Initiative through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.

The Community Dikes Initiative provides joint federal and provincial funding for new flood mitigation infrastructure in flood prone communities. The five projects announced today include upgraded flood protection in the rural municipalities of Cartier, Taché, Wallace-Woodworth, Deloraine-Winchester, and Grahamdale. In total, these projects will help protect more than 280 properties in the five municipalities.

Including today's announcement, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly announced $12,780,000 in projects under the Community Dikes Initiative, protecting more than 400 properties throughout the province.

Quick Facts

  • For the five flood protection projects, the governments of Canada and Manitoba will jointly provide up to $9,270,000 in funding through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, under the Community Dikes Initiative.
  • The municipal contribution for all five projects will amount to $1,030,000.

Quotes

"Keeping our communities healthy and safe, creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities are our Government's highest priorities. I am very pleased to announce funding for these important flood protection measures which will provide increased flood protection to properties in five communities across Manitoba. This is an essential investment to improve the safety and quality of life for residents of these flood-prone communities."

- The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

"The Province of Manitoba is committed to building a comprehensive flood-protection network that will offer protection for families, businesses and farmland throughout the province. These projects will not only protect communities, but also prevent disruption to the Manitoba economy during future flood events."

- Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government.

Associated Links

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

Follow the link to find out about the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.

Manitoba's five-year, $5.5 billion infrastructure plan can be found at http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/pdf/five-yr-plan.pdf .

Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for 5 flood protection projects under the Community Dikes Initiative through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.

Municipality Project Title
Cartier, RM Lido Plage Road – Upgraded diking at Community and Robidoux Road.
Tache, RM Landmark – Dike along east side of town will tie into PR 210 East and Prairie Rose Road.
Wallace-Woodworth, RM Diking north of CP Rail, along Travis Street and east of Third Street. Rebuilding dike along Richhill Avenue.
Deloraine-Winchester, RM Diking as an extension to Centennial Drive and a new concrete dike at Centennial apartments.
Grahamdale, RM Construction of a new dike surrounding the community for protection from overland flooding.

For more information on the projects previously announced in Manitoba under the Community Dikes Initiative, please see the following releases:

- Flood Protection for Reston thanks to Government Partnership

- Red Deer Lake to Benefit from Improved Flood Protection Thanks to Government Partnership

- Arborg Flood Protection Project Gets Federal and Provincial Funding

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
    613-943-1838

    Naline Rampersad
    Cabinet Communications
    Province of Manitoba
    204-945-1494

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