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Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 20:55 ET

Two Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Western Region Get Joint Government Funding

The rural municipalities of Killarney-Turtle Mountain and Whitehead 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 two additional projects in communities in western Manitoba 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.

The funding announced for the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain will be used to extend the existing water distribution and sewer collection systems to service residents of Oak Point Drive and surrounding area. Work will include upgrades to the lift station, forcemain and the installation of new fire hydrants. In the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, the funding will be used to complete the final phase of the waterline expansion project; which started in 2005. This phase will extend waterlines to 45 agricultural and rural properties in the western-most portion of the municipality.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $1,550,000 through the Small Communities Fund for the two projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $1,550,000 to the two projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the two projects is $6,205,608.

Quotes

"These two vital infrastructure projects will enable the municipalities of Killarney-Turtle Mountain and Whitehead to better meet the needs of their residents, while also creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities across Canada, big and small, has never been stronger and I am very pleased that our hard work with our partners in Manitoba has resulted in funding for these important projects."

- Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris

"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 2 additional projects in communities across the western 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 2 additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Western Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Cost*
Killarney - Turtle Mountain, Municipality Oak Point Drive Water & Sewer Extensions $3,205,608
Whitehead, RM Whitehead Rural Waterline Western Expansion $3,000,000

*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