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Five Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Northern Region Get Joint Government Funding

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015485 Views

Churchill, Snow Lake, The Pas, Flin Flon, Waterhen, Camperville, and Duck Bay are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund

July 31, 2015 – Winnipeg Manitoba– Infrastructure Canada

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. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for five additional projects for communities in Manitoba’s north 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.

In Churchill, the 40 year old main collector sewer line on Kelsey Boulevard will be replaced with preinsulated forcemain suitable for northern climates. In Snow Lake, approximately 500 meters of aging water and wastewater lines will be replaced. The Pas will renew the towns’ waterline to address frequent breaks. The upgrades to the wastewater system and the land drainage sewer renewal will improve water flow and reduce the frequency of flood events. The City of Flin Flon will replace heating plant no. 3, which distributes drinking water and provides heating for waterline freezing protection, as well as lift station no. 16. Both the heating plant and lift station provide service to approximately 141 homes and 94 businesses in the downtown area.

Additionally, the communities of Waterhen, Camperville, and Duck Bay will use the funding to upgrade the automated control systems that manage three separate water treatment plants. These upgrades will address boil order advisories that occur when power outages cause damage to programming systems that can cause low pressure in the drinking water systems.

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,098,127 through the Small Communities Fund for the five projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $5,296,256 to the five projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the five projects is $16,334,385.

Quotes

“Our Government’s support for public infrastructure in municipalities, big and small, across Canada has never been stronger. We are pleased that our hard work with our provincial partners has resulted in funding being announced for 49 projects covering every region of Manitoba. These priority infrastructure projects will go a long way in helping achieve our objectives of creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada.”

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

“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

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Contacts

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

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