Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Carrot River’s Community Infrastructure

March 8, 2013

On behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, MP Randy Hoback announced support for upgrades to the Carrot River curling rink under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The Harper Government’s investment of $30,150 will enhance the services provided by the curling rink, which serves more than 2,500 residents in Carrot River and the Rural Municipality of Moose Range. The federal funding will be used to upgrade entrances and the electrical system, replace flooring, and repair the parking lot.

 “By making investments in local infrastructure like the Carrot River urling rink, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians,” said MP Hoback

“The Carrot River Curling Club has existed for 75 years and we have been using our current facility for over 25 years,” said Carrot River Curling Club Vice-President Kevin Trew. “This CIIF funding will not only enable us to update our facility to provide the community with a centre that will ensure good curling for many years to come, but help us to honour the spirit of the many people who have worked tirelessly over the past 75 years to get us to where we are today.”

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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