News Release - September 4, 2007
SAFER STREETS IN DUNDURN THANKS TO FUNDING FROM CANADA'S NEW GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF SASK
Residents of the Town of Dundurn will benefit from a number of road improvements, made possible by a combined investment of $219,464 from the Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF).
Three streets are scheduled for repair and reconstruction as part of this project, which totals $438,929, including:
• Dundurn Avenue from Second Street to Third Street;
The investment was announced today by Healthy Living Services Minister Graham Addley, on behalf of Government Relations Minister Harry Van Mulligen, and Lynne Yelich, Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification.
"I'm proud that infrastructure funding from the provincial government will be put toward projects that will have tangible benefits for residents of Dundurn," Addley said. "Our government is focused on making life better for Saskatchewan families, and funding vital infrastructure projects like these helps us achieve that goal."
"Canada's New Government is getting things done for the people of Dundurn," said Yelich. "Today's joint investment will provide safer roads for residents and emergency vehicles as well as maintain business traffic for the community."
Under the initial Canada-Saskatchewan MRIF Agreement, the federal and provincial governments committed a combined $76 million to the fund, with participating communities contributing one-half of all costs, raising the total infrastructure investment to over $152 million.
This year, Canada's New Government and the Government of Saskatchewan have provided an additional $14.9 million to the fund as part of their commitment to help smaller communities meet their infrastructure needs. This additional funding brings the total federal and provincial investment in MRIF projects to over $90.9 million.
These projects are an example of how MRIF is supporting a stronger, safer and better province through projects that provide cleaner air and water, a stronger economy and a higher quality of life for our communities.
Before receiving final approval, community projects undergo a review process under both the Canadian Environment Assessment Act and The Environmental Assessment Act (Saskatchewan).
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