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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Stoughton’s Community Infrastructure

April 12, 2013
Stoughton, Saskatchewan

Today, Ed Komarnicki, Member of Parliament for Souris--Moose Mountain, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Town of Stoughton’s water treatment services under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Our Government is focused on what matters to Canadians – creating jobs and growth,” said MP Komarnicki. “Through support for projects such as this one with the Town of Stoughton, our Government continues to support local communities and modern infrastructure projects across the country.

The Harper Government’s investment of $250,000 will improve the water treatment services provided by the Town of Stoughton. Federal funding will go towards the enlargement of the pump house, the installation of a higher-capacity pump and tank pressure filters, upgrades to the electrical system, and the replacement of the existing pipework and meters. As part of a $1.5 million expansion of the water treatment plant, the spring 2014 planned completion will enable the Town to lift the boil water advisory currently in effect.

I would like to thank the Harper Government for helping the Town move forward with the new water filtration plant to end the three-year boil water advisory,” said Stoughton Mayor Bill Knous. “This funding will help the Town manage future growth in the area and adjacent oil patch.

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:

Joanne Mysak
Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 306-975-5942
Email: joanne.mysak@wd.gc.ca

Chris Miskolczi
Town of Stoughton
Telephone: 306-457-2413
Email: stoughtontown@sasktel.net

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