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October 3, 2009
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Island Community Fund at work in North Granville

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

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Honourable Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour and community representatives were on hand this past weekend to officially reopen the North Granville Community Centre.

“The North Granville Community Centre is used to host many community and social events,” says Minister Bertram. “The Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to contribute to this much needed retrofit, which has increased the sustainability of this facility and minimized energy costs to the community.”

Through the Island Community Fund, the Province contributed $33,300 towards the community centre retrofit. Major renovations included the installation of a new water heater, kitchen renovations, insulating of the roof, a new furnace and oil tank, new windows installed upstairs and down, new flooring, and installation of a new septic system.

“Investing in community infrastructure results in increased community creativity and economic development activity,” said Minister Bertram. “Through the Island Community Fund, we are providing the infrastructure needed for community-based activities, which contribute to cultural, recreational, social and economic benefits for our one Island community.”

Committed to in Budget 2008, the Island Community Fund represents a provincial investment of $27.5 million towards the infrastructure needs of Prince Edward Island communities. The Fund consists of two components - a small projects component and a strategic initiatives component. Eligible categories of funding under this program include: Community Safety and Security, Recreation, and Cultural infrastructure not funded under the current programs; a high priority will also be given to projects which support strategic initiatives for the entire province.

For more information about provincial infrastructure initiatives visit

Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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