Government funding supports local infrastructure projects in Manitoba's smaller communities

WINNIPEG, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure are vital to building dynamic, healthy communities, fostering economic development and building the foundation for middle-class job creation.

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, today announced funding for 42 infrastructure projects in 37 communities under the federal government's Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are each contributing over $10 million toward the estimated $34.6 million in total project costs.

Among the wide-ranging projects receiving funding under this program are water and wastewater system enhancements in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, important roadwork as part of the City of Selkirk's Downtown Renewal Strategy, and the purchase of a generator to transform the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul's arena into a fully equipped evacuation centre. This work, along with the many other projects receiving funding, will improve key municipal services for residents, help generate economic activity and boost regional development.

Quotes

"This dedicated funding for projects in smaller communities demonstrates the federal government's commitment to delivering results at the local level throughout the country. The Government of Canada is proud to be supporting these wide-ranging community priorities and helping get projects under way that will improve the quality of life and help increase opportunities for Manitobans across the province for years to come."

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Through the Small Communities Fund, our Government is delivering support for projects of local or regional significance in municipalities all across rural Manitoba. Strategic investments in community infrastructure help facilitate growth and improve quality of life in Manitoba communities and I am proud that the 42 projects announced today will improve drinking water, waste-water management, culture, tourism, recreation, public transit and more within the province. By working together with our municipalities to select and prioritize local projects, we are delivering on our commitment of providing municipalities with a fair say on how infrastructure funds are invested in their communities." 

Honourable Eileen Clarke
Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations

"The benefits from today's announcement will not stop at local borders. High quality public infrastructure is an essential part of the fabric that makes up not only communities, but entire regions all across Manitoba.  The AMM appreciates the opportunity to work together to prioritize the projects that will help our municipalities grow and thrive in today's economy."

Chris Goertzen, President
Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • The $1-billion Small Communities Fund supports priority public infrastructure projects in communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents. The Small Communities Fund allocation for Manitoba is $46.7 million.

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Backgrounder

Canada and Manitoba announce new funding for projects in small communities

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are funding 42 infrastructure projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund, including 17 green infrastructure projects, 14 cultural and recreational projects and eight trade & transportation-related projects. The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are each contributing over $10 million, representing two-thirds of the estimated $34.6 million in eligible project costs.

This is in addition to 49 projects previously approved under the Small Communities Fund in Manitoba.

The Small Communities Fund supports priority public infrastructure projects in communities with fewer than 100,000 residents across Canada.

Projects receiving funding by community:

 

Location

Project name

Federal
funding

Provincial
funding

Anticipated
start date

Town of Altona

Altona / Rhineland Waste Disposal Ground Expansion

$50,000

$50,000

August 1, 2017

Town of Arborg

Arborg Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

$133,333

$133,333

August 1, 2017

City of Brandon

Airport maintenance shed replacement (#2)

$833,333

$833,333

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Coldwell

Rehabilitation of Lundar Arena

$556,014

$556,014

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
East St Paul

East St. Paul Arena Genset

$20,000

$20,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Emerson-Franklin

Truck Route Renewal for RTAC
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$333,333

$333,333

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Ethelbert

Water and Waste Water Repairs and Replacement

$28,500

$28,500

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Fisher

Fisher Branch Sidewalk Project

$90,000

$90,000

August 1, 2017

City of Flin Flon

Flin Flon Community Centre
Renovations

$60,000

$60,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Gilbert Plains

Community Hall Renovation and Addition

$250,000

$250,000

August 1, 2017

Town of Gimli (Icelandic
Festival of Manitoba)

Viking Park

$300,000

$300,000

August 1, 2017

Glenboro (Minor Sports
– Baseball)

Baseball Field Rejuvenation Project - Phase 2

$37,000

$37,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Glenella-Lansdowne

Arden Curling Rink Roof (#2)

$12,233

$12,233

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Grassland

Elgin Water Treatment System Upgrades

$83,333

$83,333

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Hamiota

Hamiota Street Resurfacing

$275,000

$275,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Louise

Sheffield Bridge Tri-Municipal Project

$400,000

$400,000

August 1, 2017

Town of Lynn Lake

Main Street Revitalization

$50,000

$50,000

August 1, 2017

Town of Melita (Melita
Pool Committee)

Melita and Area Communiplex

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Morris

Rosenort Industrial Park Road Extension

$401,041

$401,041

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Norfolk Treherne

Treherne Water & Sewer Main Renewal

$733,333

$733,333

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Pembina

La Riviere Municipal Lagoon Upgrade

$666,666

$666,666

August 1, 2017

Local Government DST
of Pinawa

Pinawa Waterline Renewal Project

$333,333

$333,333

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Portage la Prairie

PRRA - Splash Island (# 2)

$86,166

$86,166

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Portage la Prairie

Installation of Generator - Oakville Lift Station #1 (#5)

$20,340

$20,340

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Portage la Prairie

Installation of Generator - Oakville Lift Station #2 (#6)

$15,676

$15,676

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Portage la Prairie

Installation of Generator & Transfer Switch - Poplar Bluff Lift Station #3

$20,016

$20,016

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Reynolds

Medika Drain Rehabilitation Phase 3

$50,000

$50,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Ritchot

Install Condenser and Dehumidifier at St Adolphe Arena

$21,000

$21,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Roblin

Roblin Meter Upgrades

$22,766

$22,767

August 1, 2017

City of Selkirk

Selkirk Recreation Complex Structural Repairs (#2)

$50,800

$50,800

August 1, 2017

City of Selkirk

Downtown Renewal (#8)

$866,666

$866,667

August 1, 2017

City of Selkirk

Manitoba Ave. Pathway (#5)

$158,333

$158,333

August 1, 2017

Shoal Lake (Airport
Authority)

Regional Airport Runway Rehabilitation

$114,067

$114,067

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Souris-Glenwood

Crescent Ave Infrastructure Renewal

$500,000

$500,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Springfield

Dugald Water System Upgrade

$716,833

$716,833

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of St.
François Xavier

Village Sidewalk Extension

$20,000

$20,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of St.
Laurent

The St Laurent Métis Heritage Centre

$80,000

$80,000

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Stanley

Corridor North Sewer Project

$299,700

$299,700

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Stuartburn

Vita Lagoon Upgrade

$114,583

$114,583

June 3, 2019

Town of Swan River

Veterans Community Hall Upgrades

$16,666

$16,667

August 1, 2017

Rural Municipality of
Westlake-Gladstone

Saskatchewan Hwy Water & Sewer Renewal

$100,000

$100,000

June 11, 2018

Rural Municipality of
Yellowhead

Shoal Lake Communiplex Dressing Room Addition

$150,000

$150,000

August 1, 2017

 

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017:
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

Federal infrastructure investments in Manitoba: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/mb-eng.html

The Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, kate.monfette@canada.ca; Caitlin MacGregor, Press Secretary and Communications Assistant, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Government of Manitoba, 204-945-1494, Caitlin.MacGregor@leg.gov.mb.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca

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