The Saskatchewan and the Canadian Government have announced funding is coming for several projects in our region.
In total, $50.2 million in joint funding from both levels of government will be dispersed. It will be given out to 55 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan, ranging several different community concerns. The money comes from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. It will cover a myriad of concepts, designed to protect the health, safety and economic well being of residents.
Here in the city, the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association will receive money for COVID 19
Technology & Safety Upgrades. This includes retrofitting communication and safety technology there. The federal government will kick in $114,673, with the province picking up $95,551. The Exh will cover $76,459.
Jim Carr, the Government of Canada’s Special Representative for the Prairies, says this money responds to the impacts of the pandemic through flexible and accelerated investments in key infrastructure upgrades.
In Wilkie, investments will be made in a solar project for their local rink and community centre. The concept seeks to make the ice plant’s power supply partially solar, attaching 500 panels to the roof, along with the equipment needed. As part of this funding arrangement, the feds will put in $198,989, the province $165,807 and Wilkie $132,676.
Looking to the Battlefords, work will be done to rehabilitate the north pedestrian bridge and associated works at the North Saskatchewan River Truss Bridge. The breakdown for this is $1,387,320 from the feds, $1,155,984 from the province and another $924,996 on the municipal level.
Across Saskatchewan, $21.2 million for these 55 projects will be funded at the national level, $16.4 million by the province and $12.5 million from recipients toward their respective projects.