News Release - September 8, 2000
CAMPGROUND ELECTRIFICATION UPGRADES FOR TWO PROVINCIAL PARKS
Two provincial parks will see upgraded campground electrification this year.
Echo Valley Provincial Park is upgrading its 50 electrified campsites at Aspen
Campground. Pike Lake Provincial Park is upgrading its 89 electrified
campsites at the Pike Lake Campground.
"These upgrades will ensure our electrified campsites comply with the Canadian
Electrical Code," Environment and Resource Management Minister Buckley Belanger
said. "Safety of our park visitors continues to be a priority for us."
The money for these projects comes from the province's four-year $120 million
Centenary Fund. Total cost of these projects is $320,000; $100,000 for Echo
Valley and $220,000 for Pike Lake.
This funding supplements current provincial park infrastructure spending of
$2.5 million per year. The Centenary Fund was developed so important capital
projects can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its Centennial in 2005.
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For further information, please contact:
Environment and Resource Management
Phone: (306) 787-2932