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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Support $6.4 Million Expansion of Balgonie Wastewater System

Released on May 23, 2017

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides Canadians and their families with access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.  These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Indian Head-Milestone MLA Don McMorris on behalf of Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer, announced funding for an estimated $6.4 million expansion for the Town of Balgonie’s wastewater system to better serve the community and position it for growth.

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each contribute up to $1.5 million toward the project through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP).  The Town of Balgonie will fund the remainder.

“The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit Canadians for years to come: creating economic growth and middle-class jobs now, while laying the foundation for durable growth in the future,” said Goodale.  “This project will protect the local environment in Balgonie and support the community’s growth for decades to come.”

“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to investing in key infrastructure that will position communities for growth and improve our citizens’ quality of life by improving local wastewater systems, keeping our great province strong,” McMorris said.

“The Town of Balgonie certainly appreciates the funding from the federal and provincial governments toward this important project, which is needed so our thriving community can continue growing, as our existing wastewater system is near capacity,” Balgonie Mayor Frank Thauberger said.

The project includes expanding the existing sewage lagoon and irrigation system, along with related works, that will improve the overall wastewater system and benefit the environment.

Once completed, the project will support economic and population growth in the community, providing services for 6,000 potential residents.  Construction is expected to begin as early as this summer.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure.  This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
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For more information, contact:

Brook Simpson
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Ottawa
Phone: 613-219-0149
Email: brook.simpson@canada.ca

Dan Palmer
Government Relations
Regina
Phone: 306-787-7151
Email: dan.palmer@gov.sk.ca

Town of Balgonie
Balgonie
Phone: 306-771-2284
Email: townofbalgonie@sasktel.net

Infrastructure Canada 
1-877-250-7154
Phone: 613-960-9251
Email: infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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