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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Kamloops' Community Infrastructure

Apr 8 2013 12:00AM

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KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the City of Kamloops under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"Our government is pleased to provide funding to help convert John Tod Elementary School into the North Shore Community Centre," said PS McLeod. "The community centre will be an important part of our community life that it will provide sport, recreational and social opportunities for residents and visitors alike while creating jobs and growth locally."

The Harper Government's investment of $250,100 will convert the John Tod Elementary School into the North Shore Community Centre. This process will include engineering and design, drywall and flooring installation, painting, and new electrical, plumbing and telephone systems.

"This funding is a welcome announcement as we move forward with the North Shore Community Centre project," said Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. "The new Community Centre and future home to the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club will help improve the quality of life, access to recreation and sense of community in our North Shore neighbourhood."

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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Contacts:
Jaime Burke
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
604-666-1318

Jennifer Casorso
Social and Community Development Supervisor
City of Kamloops
Kamloops, British Columbia
250-828-3758

WD Toll-Free Number: 1 888 338-WEST (9378)
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 877 303-3388
Website: WD is online at www.wd-deo.gc.ca





Source: Marketwire


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