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Village of Valemount

Village of Valemount
Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 03, 2015 10:16 ET

Valemount Gets Funding to Replace the Fifth Avenue Lift Station

Project approved under Canada's Small Communities Fund

VALEMOUNT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 3, 2015) -

Residents of Valemount will benefit from the replacement of the Fifth Avenue Lift Station thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will replace the current Fifth Avenue lift station to ensure that the overall wastewater collection system continues to adequately serve the community. The work will include the installation of a new lift station with increased capacity and a standby generator, as well as upgrades to the electrical kiosk and various real-time monitoring systems.

The project announced today is among 55 recently approved in British Columbia that will collectively receive more than $128 million in joint federal-provincial funding under the Small Communities Fund. These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province that have fewer than 100,000 residents. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across British Columbia for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $235,000 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of British Columbia will contribute $235,000 to this project.
  • The Village of Valemount will be responsible for all remaining costs of this project.
  • The total estimated cost for this project is $705,000.
  • The 55 projects approved for funding in British Columbia under the Small Communities Fund so far include 24 drinking water projects, 22 wastewater projects, four highway projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects and one solid waste management project. Additional projects are under review and could also soon be approved.


"We are proud to invest in the replacement of the Fifth Avenue Lift Station in Valemount that will benefit our community 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 British Columbia's residents while helping create jobs and economic growth."

Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River

"The Government of British Columbia is pleased to have contributed funding with our Federal and Municipal partners to make the Fifth Avenue Lift Station replacement in Valemount a reality. This is exactly the sort of infrastructure project that the Small Communities Fund is designed to support. It is great to know that Valemount's residents will benefit from a new wastewater system that is reliable and safe."

Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister responsible for Labour

Associated Links

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For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit

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

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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

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

    Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development