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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Nisku’s Community Infrastructure

January 16, 2013
Nisku, Alberta

Today, James Rajotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Leduc, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for upgrades to the Nisku Recreation Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Our Government is pleased to support infrastructure projects across the country like the Nisku Recreation Centre upgrades,” said MP Rajotte “The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund will benefit Canadian families and communities immediately by helping to support job creation, boosting economic activity and creating safe and accessible community infrastructure.

The Harper Government’s investment of $57,155 will go towards renovations to the Centre’s roof, which will improve energy efficiency. In addition, the facility’s parking lot will be upgraded to provide better access for those with limited mobility. These improvements will increase the long term sustainability of the Centre and ensure this integral community facility continues to support the recreational interests of residents and visitors.

The federal funding for the Nisku Recreation Centre is a great boost for Leduc County,” said His Worship John Whaley, Mayor of Leduc County. “The facility provides businesses with a great place to hold conferences and events, and allows individuals to get active in the great gym facilities.

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.

For more information, contact:

Donna Kinley
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 780-495-6892
Email: Donna.Kinley@wd.gc.ca

Dean Ohnysty
Director of Parks & Recreation
Leduc County
Telephone: 780-955-4535
Email: Dean@leduc-county.com

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