The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for two additional projects in communities in western Manitoba under 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 funding announced for the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain will be used to extend the existing water distribution and sewer collection systems to service residents of Oak Point Drive and surrounding area. Work will include upgrades to the lift station, forcemain and the installation of new fire hydrants. In the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, the funding will be used to complete the final phase of the waterline expansion project; which started in 2005. This phase will extend waterlines to 45 agricultural and rural properties in the western-most portion of the municipality.
- The Government of Canada will provide up to $1,550,000 through the Small Communities Fund for the two projects.
- The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $1,550,000 to the two projects.
- The total eligible cost of the two projects is $4,650,000.
"These two vital infrastructure projects will enable the municipalities of Killarney-Turtle Mountain and Whitehead to better meet the needs of their residents, while also creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities across Canada, big and small, has never been stronger and I am very pleased that our hard work with our partners in Manitoba has resulted in funding for these important projects."
Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris
"Investments in infrastructure are investments in the people of Manitoba, and their long-term health and welfare. This funding will make sure Manitobans across the province benefit from investments that improve their everyday quality of life, and the long-term stability of their communities. The Manitoba government is proud of its role in creating good jobs and enhancing strong communities. These investments will go the distance for Manitobans, for decades to come."
Minister of Municipal Government
"The projects selected under the Small Communities Fund will make a significant contribution to our members' infrastructure needs. The AMM is pleased to be part of this successful partnership which brings needed infrastructure investments to Manitoba municipalities."
President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities