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.
- 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.
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
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