Swift Current one of Twenty-six Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan to Get Federal and Provincial Funding

crg_photo_david_anderson-200x300 SWIFT CURRENT, SK – 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 main bridge in the City of Swift Current will benefit from $4,025,900 in funding to rehabilitate the overpass.

David Anderson, M.P for Cypress Hills-Grasslands says, “It’s important that we make this investment. This bridge is the connector between the north and south ends of Swift Current, enabling the residents of the south side direct access to essential services, such as the hospital.”   Anderson adds, “We are glad to once again be able to work with the City and Province to improve our infrastructure.”

This Small Communities Fund project is cost-shared on a one-third basis, with all levels of government making a contribution.

“We are happy to join the federal government by providing $1.3M towards the rehabilitation of the 2nd Avenue overpass,” said Swift Current MLA Brad Wall. “This is a significant investment for our community and this project will ensure a safe route for vehicle and pedestrian traffic for many years to come.”

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.

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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For more information, please contact the offices of David Anderson, MP:
Ottawa: (613) 992-0657
Saskatchewan: (306) 778-4480

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