Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Prince Albert and Area’s Community Infrastructure

July 31, 2015

Today, Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of over $480,000 for 10 projects in Prince Albert and area under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The City of Prince Albert will upgrade the Kinsmen Park pathways in the City of Prince Albert by repairing, expanding, connecting, widening, and paving the walkways. Communities in the region will also benefit from improvements to recreational facilities and community centres.

In Budget 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Government committed $150 million for the Program, in order to provide significant support for community and cultural infrastructure across the country, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts
• The ten projects being announced today total $480,000 in funding under the Community Infrastructure Program and will help improve community infrastructure in Prince Albert and area.
• In Western Canada, WD invested in projects that aim to rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.

Quotes
“Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government’s plan to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces, such as parks, trails, and cultural and community centres, that unite and connect us all across the West.”
– Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert

“Kinsmen Park is one of Prince Albert’s most popular public parks and is host to many significant cultural events throughout the year including our upcoming Borealis Music Festival on August long weekend. With such a significant grant coming through, the City will be able to not only restore what is currently there, but also improve the pathway system and ensure it is in a condition to serve our residents for many years to come.”
– Greg Dionne, Mayor, City of Prince Albert

Prince Albert and area Projects:

City of Prince Albert
Upgrade Kinsmen Park in the City of Prince Albert
$250,000

Village of Albertville
Upgrade the community centre
$12,500

Town of Tisdale
Upgrade the campground
$75,000

Town of Carrot River
Upgrade the arena
$48,100

Struthers Lake Regional Park Authority
Upgrade the spray park at Struthers Lake Regional Park
$33,600

Village of Paddockwood
Restore the community hall
$6,100

Birch Hills and District Recreation Board
Repair the arena in the Town of Birch Hills
$30,000

Town of Star City
Replace the rink lighting system in Star City Arena
$4,000

Resort Village of Tobin Lake
Upgrade the park
$15,000

Village of Meath Park
Repair the arena
$15,000

 

Additional Links
Canada 150
WD Canada 150
City of Prince Albert

Contacts

Rhonda Laing
Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 306-975-5944
Email: rhonda.laing@wd-deo.gc.ca

Greg Dionne
Mayor, City of Prince Albert
Telephone: 306-953-4300

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