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Harper Government Supports Community Infrastructure in Northern Manitoba

THOMPSON, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for several community infrastructure projects across northern Manitoba under the Government of Canada's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced support of $150 million over a two year period to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Fund supported projects that improved existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Quick Facts

--  Nine projects across six northern Manitoba communities received a
    combined total of $217,381 through the Community Infrastructure
    Improvement Fund.
--  Investments toward these projects ensure the long-term viability of
    important community facilities in northern Manitoba.


"Our Government is committed to growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada. By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are creating a strong and sustainable economy benefiting northerners and all Manitobans."

--  Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

Additional Links

--  Thompson Humane Society Inc.: http://www.thompsonhumanesociety.com/
--  Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://actionplan.gc.ca/


Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

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. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.

Projects across northern Manitoba received the following allocations:

Funding Recipient                        Project Description         Federal
Thompson Humane       The recipient has renovated the siding          $3,136
Society Inc.            and fascia of the animal shelter and
                           resurfaced around the drain hole.
                      Improvements have extended the life of
                            the building and improved energy
Norway House Cree        The recipient has upgraded existing         $50,300
Nation                     communication masts essential for
                           delivering telecommunications and
                                     broadcasting services.
Cranberry Portage      The recipient has restored the former         $46,200
Heritage Museum Corp    railway station as a heritage museum
                       site. Repairs include new insulation,
                                installation of a geothermal
                         heating/cooling unit, replacing the
                       roof, repairing windows and painting.
                    The Museum provides a multi-generational
                       and multi-cultural education resource
                             and an interactive facility for
Town of Snow Lake     The recipient has upgraded the heating         $30,300
                     and air conditioning system of the Snow
                        Lake Community Hall. The upgrade has
                      increased the energy efficiency of the
                    building and provides the community with
                       an improved facility for a variety of
Town of The Pas -    The recipient has replaced the roof and         $54,337
Sam Waller Museum      installed new storm sashes on the Sam     (combined)
(2 projects)          Waller Museum. These improvements have
                       ensured structural integrity and have
                      improved the lifespan of the building.
                       The Sam Waller Museum is the longest-
                    standing government constructed facility
                                           in the community.
City of Flin Flon       The recipient has renovated the Camp         $10,249
                    Whitney mess hall. Upgrades included LED
                          lighting, replaced flooring and an
                            additional propane heater. These
                       improvements provide community groups
                            with an improved hall for future
Thompson Boys and        The recipient has replaced the roof          $9,240
Girls Club           shingles and installed air conditioning
                          in the Club. The improvements have
                       provided a comfortable and attractive
                       environment for programs and services
                           for at-risk children and youth in
                          Thompson and the surrounding area.
Thompson Toddlers   The recipient has upgraded their heating         $13,619
Day Care Inc.       and air conditioning system, providing a
                        healthier environment and minimizing
                                   potential health issues.
Total:                                                              $217,381

More information on the delivery of the Fund in each region is available by contacting each regional development agency. In Western Canada, please visit www.wd-deo.gc.ca for further details.

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