Released on July 11, 2015
Provincial Secretary and Saskatchewan Rivers MLA Nadine Wilson joined White Fox Mayor Brian Lane to celebrate the official grand opening of the now upgraded White Fox Water Treatment Plant – a project worth more than $1.3 million.
“Infrastructure projects like these improve the quality of life for our families and communities, and there are few services more important than a safe and reliable water supply,” Wilson said on behalf of Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter. “White Fox’s project is yet another great example of what can be achieved when all levels of government work together to develop and renew infrastructure in our communities.”
“Our government is committed to improving the infrastructure of our communities, large and small, and bringing jobs and long-term prosperity to those communities by investing in projects that provide safer drinking water,” Rob Clarke Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River said, on behalf of Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel.
“The Village of White Fox is appreciative of the assistance we received from the federal and provincial governments to get our water treatment plant up and running,” Lane said. “The old plant had run its course, and this upgraded water plant ensures that White Fox will have good, safe drinking water for years to come.”
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan each invested $441,925 through the Communities Component of the former Building Canada Fund (BCF-CC) for upgrades such as: an addition to the existing building, improved filtration, mechanical and electrical systems, and development of a new water well and related infrastructure.
The Village of White of Fox has directly contributed $250,500 and used $191,425 of the federal Gas Tax Fund for this project. Project funding was approved in 2009 with construction completed in the fall of 2014.
Since 2007, more than 150 municipal infrastructure projects have been funded by the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan under BCF-CC, benefitting thousands of Saskatchewan residents and their communities. The federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, long-term funding to municipalities to help build and rehabilitate their infrastructure.
For more information, contact:
Village of White Fox Administrator
Western Economic Diversification Canada