February 26, 2016

Eleven Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan Get Joint Government Funding

Projects Approved Under New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter today announced funding for 11 projects in communities across Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada’s Small Communities Fund.

“Safe drinking water and effective wastewater processing facilities are critical to providing sustainable, livable communities," said Goodale.  “The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 11 infrastructure projects, all of which are in Saskatchewan communities of less than 2,000 people.  The projects will improve local infrastructure and have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of these residents.”

“Our government is pleased to have partnered with the Government of Canada to invest more than $5 million toward improving critical water and wastewater systems in 11 communities across the province," Reiter said.  “Key investments like this will help make life better for citizens both now, and well into the future.”

Funding for these projects will help Saskatchewan communities upgrade and expand water and wastewater systems.  Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help build stronger, more sustainable communities.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province.

The Government of Canada will provide up to $5,399,443 of the total eligible cost of $16,198,338 for these 11 projects.  The Government of Saskatchewan will also contribute $5,399,443.  The Small Communities Fund allocation for Saskatchewan is $43,665,808.

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English: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1036509
French: http://nouvelles.gc.ca/web/article-fr.do?nid=1036509