Camrose Constituency seeing influx in stimulus funding projects

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Bashaw, Alliance and Heisler along with the rest of the Camrose constituency are going to see some much needed improvements in their respective communities after the Alberta Recovery Plan has doled out funding.

The Town of Bashaw will be receiving $52,400 for the arena roof replacement, $30,261 for the curling rink roof rehabilitation and $16,000 towards the arena maintenance room rehabilitation.

The Village of Alliance is getting a manhole restoration at $45,000 and the Village of Heisler will get a Water Treatment Plant Mechanical Upgrade for $50,000.

In an effort for the provincial and local economies to recover, the government has introduced is the Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP), which provides additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities and Métis Settlements.

In the latest round of MSP funding announcements, 10 projects within the Camrose Constituency have been approved, directing more than $2.6 million in investments into the constituency.

Other projects included are located in the City of Camrose and the Town of Tofield.

This includes the 51st Avenue utility services project, water reservoir roof repairs and relocation of sport courts, a pedestrian railway extension, traffic control improvements, and pedestrian signal installation, among others.

In addition to the $500 million supplied by the Government of Alberta for these shovel-ready projects, they are also matching $233 million in federal funding to support municipal operating costs during the pandemic and $70 million to support public transit operating costs, creating an additional $606 million under the Federal Safe Restart Agreement.

“I’m very glad to see these worthwhile projects going ahead in Camrose that will both stimulate our local economy now, as well as put our communities in a better position in the years ahead,” said Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely.

 

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