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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Community Infrastructure in East-Central Saskatchewan

Mar 27 2013 12:00AM

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SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for 17 projects in East-Central Saskatchewan under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"Our Government, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, is continuing to support communities across Canada," said Minister Yelich. "By improving facilities such as these, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians."

The Harper Government's investment of a total of $330,978 will enhance the services provided by the 17 public facilities, which include ice rinks, ball fields, and swimming pools. Projects include upgrades to the Esterhazy Historical Park and D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Centre, improvements to the Canora Ukrainian Heritage Museum, and renovations to the Togo Community Hall.

"The Town of Esterhazy is thankful for this CIIF investment, which makes upgrades to these two important community facilities - the historical park and the aquatic centre, a possibility," said Brenda Redmen, Recreation Director with the Town of Esterhazy. "These improvements are much needed and will benefit the community for years to come."

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

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BACKGROUNDER

Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), the Harper Government has committed to creating jobs and supporting communities through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities.

Seventeen CIIF projects are set to take place across East-Central Saskatchewan:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Funding Recipient Project Federal Investment Total (CIIF) Cost----------------------------------------------------------------------------Canora Ukrainian Upgrades to the Museum,Heritage Museum including a new roof deck and metal roofing. $21,650 $43,300----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Churchbridge Replace condenser with energy efficient model at the Churchbridge Arena. $26,083 $52,166----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Esterhazy Two Projects: 1) Upgrade Esterhazy Historical Park with paved walkways and outdoor lighting. 2) D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Centre to install new energy efficient filter and pump system and replace shingles. $60,296 $120,592----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Kamsack Upgrade the skate park by installing professionally built ramps and rails. $14,000 $28,000----------------------------------------------------------------------------Kuroki Community Club Upgrade the KurokiCo-operative Association Community Hall withLtd. renovations to the entrance and washrooms. $6,337 $13,674----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Lemberg Renovate and install furnaces at the Lemberg Community Hall. $45,038 $90,076----------------------------------------------------------------------------Village of Margo Replace roof, eavestroughs and fascia at the Margo Community Arena. $13,575 $27,150----------------------------------------------------------------------------Village of Neudorf Upgrades to the water treatment plant, including installing piping, valves, a flow switch, a flow meter and a static mixer. $25,887 $51,775----------------------------------------------------------------------------R.M. of Ponass Lake No. Upgrade the fire hall367 with new exterior siding, doors and roofing, as well as expanding washrooms, installing new lighting, walkway deck and mezzanine. $27,337 $54,674----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Preeceville Replace the air cooled condenser with an energy efficient model and repair the compressor in the Preeceville Skating Arena $ 22,905 $ 45,810----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Saltcoats Two Projects: 1) Renovating the Saltcoats Community Services Building by replacing doors, windows, fascia, gutters, shingles and lighting. 2) Upgrade the water system and residing the compressor shed at the Saltcoats Curling Rink. $24,238 $48,477----------------------------------------------------------------------------Village of Stockholm Upgrade the dance floor at the Communiplex. $5,150 $10,572----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Sturgis Upgrade electrical campsites. $5,150 $10,300----------------------------------------------------------------------------Village of Togo Renovate the Togo Community Hall including ceiling, floorboards, front door, electrical, lighting, drainage system and sump pump, and vinyl siding. $24,900 $49,800----------------------------------------------------------------------------Town of Wadena Install shade structure at the Wadena Aquatic Centre. $8,432 $16,864----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total: $330,978 $640,325----------------------------------------------------------------------------





Contacts:
Joanne Mysak
Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
306-975-5942
joanne.mysak@wd.gc.ca

Brenda Redman
Recreation Director
Town of Esterhazy
brenda.esterhazy@sasktel.net
Office: 306-745-5402
Mobile: 306-740-7677

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