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September 23, 2013
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Federal and Provincial Governments invest in community infrastructure projects in Central PEI
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“I am proud to announce our Government’s support for 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 over $114,000 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Government of Prince Edward Island will invest over $76,610 under the Island Community Fund. Community proponents have each made contributions to their respective projects.
“The province is pleased to support infrastructure upgrades to improve services and facilities in rural Prince Edward Island,” said Minister MacKinley. “Through the Island Community Fund, we are improving the quality of life for Islanders and ensuring the sustainability of our rural communities while creating opportunities for economic development.”
• The Community of Malpeque Bay will receive $37,217 from the Government of Canada and $29,800 from the Government of Prince Edward Island for improvements to the Sea View Community Hall which will make the facility more energy efficient, enjoyable and safe for patrons.
• The Sterling Women’s Institute will receive $23,000 from the Government of Canada and $18,200 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out renovations to the Stanley Bridge Hall. Facility improvements will range from flooring upgrades and painting to an expanded deck area and landscaping.
• The Community of Crapaud will receive $50,000 from the Government of Canada and $27,000 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out renovations and an addition to the Crapaud Fire Hall. This includes work on the foundation, a new overhead door, insulation, roof replacement, new electrical fixtures, and a heat pump.
• The Community of Kinkora will receive $3,909 from the Government of Canada and $1,610 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out improvements that includes roof upgrades to Kinkora Place, and new fencing at the community ball field.
“We are very grateful for the contributions we have received from the federal and provincial governments,” said Mr. Dale Adams, Community of Malpeque Bay. “The upgrades here at the Sea View Community Hall will allow our residents to continue to enjoy our community hall for years to come.”