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August 19, 2013
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Community-based facilities in Western PEI benefit from federal and provincial infrastructure investments
Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development
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“I am proud to announce our Government’s support in these projects,” said Minister Shea. “Vibrant and sustainable communities require solid infrastructure for future prosperity. By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping to stimulate the economy and maintain a high quality of life for Islanders.”
In total, the Government of Canada, through ACOA, will invest $72,515 from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Government of Prince Edward Island will invest $47,873 under the Island Community Fund. Community proponents have each made contributions to their respective projects.
“The province is pleased to support infrastructure improvements in these rural communities,” said Minister MacKinley. “This Island Community Fund investment improves the safety and sustainability of community facilities and playgrounds which are an integral part of our rural communities on Prince Edward Island.”
• The Community of St. Felix will receive $18,000 from the Government of Canada and $14,400 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out improvements to the interior and exterior of its community centre.
• The West Devon Women’s Institute will receive $15,950 from the Government of Canada and $12,600 from the Government of Prince Edward Island for improvements to the West Devon Community Centre. Work to the community hall involves septic and heating upgrades, as well as increased wheel chair accessibility.
• The Town of Alberton will receive $7,014 from the Government of Canada and $4,175 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out renovations to the Alberton Community Park. Work will include upgrades to playground equipment and the installation of signage for the Memorial Field.
• The Community of Tignish will receive $9,050 from the Government of Canada to complete improvements to its community centre to provide greater wheel chair access.
• The Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre will receive $22,501 from the Government of Canada and $16,698 from the Government of Prince Edward Island for enhancements to the heating system at the sports centre to allow for a heat recovery system.
“We are quite pleased to receive government support for this project. This undertaking is not something we could have done on our own,” said Mr. Claude Gaudette, Chairman, Community of St. Felix. “Community kinship continues to make us strong and viable, and these upgrades to our facility provide a pleasant gathering point for various activities.”