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Government of Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan

July 31, 2015 17:43 ET

Twenty-six Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan Get Federal and Provincial Funding

Projects approved under New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are announcing funding for 26 projects in communities across the province 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. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Saskatchewan for years to come.

Funding for these projects will help Saskatchewan communities improve water and wastewater systems, waste management, major roads, and disaster mitigation infrastructure. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $11,517,335 through the Small Communities Fund.
  • The Province of Saskatchewan will also contribute $11,517,335.
  • The total eligible cost of the 26 projects is $34,552,032.
  • The 26 projects approved for funding in Saskatchewan so far include: 11 drinking water projects, 12 wastewater projects, 1 highway project, 1 disaster mitigation project and 1 solid waste management project.
  • The Small Communities Fund allocation for Saskatchewan is $43,665,808.

Quotes

"We are proud to invest in infrastructure improvements across Saskatchewan that will benefit communities across the entire province by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund, we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of Saskatchewan's residents while helping create jobs and economic growth."

Kelly Block, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Improving infrastructure is a major priority for the Government of Saskatchewan and we are pleased to be equal partners with the Government of Canada and provincial municipalities in providing funding that will improve municipal infrastructure in 26 communities across the province. The projects announced today will contribute to the growth of communities and improve quality of life, while supporting Saskatchewan's Plan for Growth."

The Honourable Gord Wyant Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Minister responsible for SaskBuilds on behalf of the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations

Associated Links

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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

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Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are announcing funding for 26 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

Each government is committing a total of $11,517,336 for the 26 projects, which have a total eligible cost of $34,552,032. The projects are as follows:

Municipality Project Title Total Cost*
City of Humboldt Water Distribution Plant and Reservoir $4,350,000
City of Meadow Lake Water Quality - Organic Removal Upgrades to Water Treatment Plant $4,700,000
City of Moose Jaw Clarifier Covers for Wastewater Treatment Plant $ 2,056,075
City of Swift Current 2nd Avenue East Bridge Deck Rehabilitation $4,025,900
Rural Municipality of St. Louis Chicot Lake Flood Control $1,200,000
Rural Municipality of Weyburn Septage Receiving Station at Public Works Yard $342,000
Town of Battleford Water Main & Sewer Main Replacement $583,463
Town of Biggar Water and Sewer Main Replacement $1,545,641
Town of Clavet Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure $1,644,000
Town of Cut Knife Domestic Water Well $150,000
Town of Fort Qu'Appelle Sewer Lift Station Generator $180,000
Town of Indian Head Lagoon Storage Cell Expansion $1,958,000
Town of La Ronge Sewage Pumping Stations & Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades $4,011,000
Town of Norquay New Lagoon Project $1,432,480
Town of Outlook 2015 Water Main Replacement $1,255,700
Town of Stoughton Lagoon Expansion $550,000
Town of Wynyard Comprehensive Recycle Centre $1,150,030
Village of Edam Sewer Extension and Lift Station $650,000
Village of Englefeld Sewer Main Replacement $200,000
Village of Goodsoil Water Main Replacement $507,000
Village of Leask Lagoon Rehabilitation $120,000
Village of Loon Lake Arsenic Filters $100,000
Village of Neudorf New Water Treatment Facility $749,925
Village of Prelate Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $250,000
Village of Waseca Water Treatment Plant Expansion and new Well $270,000
Village of Zealandia Lagoon Design and Upgrade $570,818

*Total estimated project cost

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

    Jay Teneycke
    Communications Manager
    Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations, Regina
    306-798-6095
    Cell: 306-529-8630
    jay.teneycke@gov.sk.ca

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