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

Steinbach, Ritchot, Piney, La Broquerie, Springfield and Ste. Anne to benefit from New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund

November 13, 2014 – Oakbank, Manitoba – Infrastructure Canada

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that six southeast Manitoba communities 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 six projects in the southeast region benefitting from the funding are:

  • Phase 1 of the Underground Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Renewal in the City of Steinbach
  • Upgrade to the Drinking Water Infrastructure in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot
  • Recycling Depots in the Rural Municipality of Piney
  • Lagoon Expansion in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie
  • Sewage Lift Station and Forcemain Upgrade in the Rural Municipality of Springfield
  • Wastewater Lift Station in the Town of Ste. Anne

These projects will help these small southeast Manitoba communities improve their water, wastewater and solid waste management infrastructure. When completed, the systems will better meet the needs of their residents today and into the future.

The six 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, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested close to $12.5 million in funding each into 18 projects under this fund to date.

Quick Facts

  • Each of the six projects announced today will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $2,090,500 through the Small Communities Fund for these six projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $2,090,500 to the projects.
  • The municipal contributions will also amount to $2,090,500.
  • The total eligible cost of these six projects is $6,271,500.

Quotes

“Our Government’s support for public infrastructure in municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Fund, we continue, in partnership with the Province of Manitoba, to deliver long-term infrastructure funding to municipalities to address their local priorities. Through these solid waste management and water and wastewater treatment infrastructure projects, we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Manitoba.”

– Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher

“On behalf of the Rural Municipality of Springfield we would like to extend our appreciation and thanks for the funding from the provincial and federal governments towards the infrastructure funding for the Springfield lift station upgrades. The improvements to the lift station will result in mitigating any potential for flooding in spring events. Thank you very much.”

– Bob Bodnaruk, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Springfield

“The Small Communities Fund provides much-needed funding for communities in Manitoba. 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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