News Release - September 22, 2000
SUPPORT FOR DISABLED IN ITUNA
Ituna will receive provincial support to replace a vehicle for the
transportation of persons with disabilities.
The province will contribute $55,000 toward the new vehicle through a grant
from the Centenary Fund.
"Transportation is key to a person's ability to access services, work,
socialize and live independently within the community," Municipal Affairs,
Culture and Housing Minister Jack Hillson said. "Many people with disabilities
depend on special needs transportation and this funding will help ensure
vehicles are safe and reliable."
Other communities receiving grants are: Hudson Bay, Indian Head, Macklin,
Maidstone, Moose Jaw, Moosomin, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Wilkie
and Wynyard. Regina will receive $220,000 toward the purchase of four new
vehicles and each other community will receive $55,000 toward the purchase of
one vehicle. Each community will also to contribute to the vehicle's cost.
The Centenary Fund was announced in this year's budget. It was set up to leave
a legacy of Saskatchewan's Centennial for future generations. Leading up to
the centennial celebrations in 2005, the government is funding projects that
are of provincial or regional interest and develop municipal infrastructure.
This year, the province provided $2.15 million for the Transit for the Disabled
Program that supports both operational and capital costs of providing this
service in 78 communities. Through this program, five vehicles will be
replaced this year.
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For more information, contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-1085