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Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba’s Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Neepawa, Swan River, Hamiota, Minitonas and Westbourne to benefit from New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund

November 17, 2014 – Neepawa, Manitoba – Infrastructure Canada

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that five communities in Manitoba’s Parkland Region will benefit from 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 five projects in the Parkland Region that will benefit from this funding are:

  • Installation of a new trunk sewer in the Town of Neepawa
  • Upgrade to the Hayes Street Pump Station in the Town of Swan River
  • Sewer line renewal on 7th Street in the Town of Hamiota
  • Lagoon expansion in the Town of Minitonas
  • Expansion of the Yellowhead regional water system in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne

These projects will help Parkland Region communities improve their water and wastewater infrastructure. When completed, the systems will better meet the needs of their residents today and into the future.

The five projects being announced today are among a number of projects announced recently across the province that will benefit from funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund. Including the previously announced projects in the Interlake Region, East St. Paul, the southwest region, the north central and south central region, and southeast region, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested close to $14 million in funding each into 23 projects under this fund to date.

Quick Facts

  • Each of the five projects announced today will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $1,433,373 through the Small Communities Fund for these projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $1,433,373 to the projects.
  • The municipalities will also contribute $1,433,373.
  • The total eligible cost of these five projects is $4,300,119.

Quotes

“Our Government is proud to announce funding through the New Building Canada Fund for these five priority infrastructure projects in Manitoba’s Parkland region. We look forward to a continued partnership with the Province of Manitoba to support the health and well-being of the region’s residents, while contributing to job creation and our economic future.”

– Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette

“The Town of Neepawa is pleased that our application has received approval from the New Building Canada Fund. This first round approval will mean that we can begin a phased approach to the development of a high priority infrastructure project which will provide alternate solid waste flow from the west side of our community directly to our treatment facilities. As our community continues to grow, demands will increase and this project will address health and safety concerns experienced by businesses and residents affected in the area.”

– Adrian de Groot, Mayor of Neepawa

“The AMM is very pleased to be on the selection committee which made recommendations for the Small Communities Fund. This announcement will allow municipalities to move forward in addressing their infrastructure needs.”

– Doug Dobrowolski, 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

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: media@infc.gc.ca
Twitter: @INFC_eng

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