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Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 20:26 ET

Three Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Interlake Region Get Joint Government Funding

The Rural Municipalities of Brokenhead, Powerview-Pine Falls, and West St. Paul are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for three projects for communities in the Interlake region today under 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.

With the funding announced today, the RM of Brokenhead will construct one new secondary cell and two new primary cells with the dikes built to support an aeration system. The existing primary cell will be converted into a secondary cell and the existing forcemain will be diverted to deliver wastewater evenly to each of the 2 new primary cells.

The RM of Powerview-Pine Falls will address wastewater capacity and management issues as well as alleviate an Environmental Protection Order that was put in place in 2013. Project components include; the installation of a new forcemain and relocate & upgrade an existing lift station.

Lastly, funding for the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul will be used to connect the municipality to the Cartier Regional Water Co-op's new Headingley Water Treatment Plant by installing approximately 26km of waterline from the Rosser reservoir to a new reservoir and pump house in West St Paul.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $3,642,052 through the Small Communities Fund for the three projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $3,642,052 to the three projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the three projects is $15,426,158.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that represent crucial pieces of infrastructure development for the RMs of Brokenhead, Powerview-Pine Falls and West St. Paul. Our support for public infrastructure in municipalities, big and small, across Canada, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan, federal infrastructure funding is flowing to projects throughout Manitoba, enabling us to address our Government's highest priorities of keeping our communities healthy and safe, creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities."

James Bezan

Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake

"Investments in infrastructure are investments in the people of Manitoba, and their long-term health and welfare. This funding will make sure Manitobans across the province benefit from investments that improve their everyday quality of life, and the long-term stability of their communities. The Manitoba government is proud of its role in creating good jobs and enhancing strong communities. These investments will go the distance for Manitobans, for decades to come."

Drew Caldwell

Minister of Municipal Government

"The projects selected under the Small Communities Fund will make a significant contribution to our members' infrastructure needs. The AMM is pleased to be part of this successful partnership which brings needed infrastructure investments to Manitoba municipalities."

Chris Goertzen

President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities

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

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

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

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

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern 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.

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Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for 3 additional projects in communities across the Interlake region of the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

In addition to the 26 projects previously announced, below are the details from the 3 additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Interlake Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Costs*
West St. Paul, RM West St. Paul Water Supply System $ 9,000,000
Brokenhead, RM Wastewater Lagoon Expansion $ 4,700,000
Powerview-Pine Falls, Town Increase Lagoon Capacity $ 1,726,158
* Total estimated project cost

For more information on the projects previously announced in Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund, please see the following news releases:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lynne Bereza
    Communications Coordinator
    Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    204-856-2366

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