Stettler, Drumheller see special projects moving forward with influx of funds

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The Drumheller-Stettler constituency will see an investment of $245,525 to support public-use facilities from the province soon.

The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) fosters healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta by working in partnership with non-profits.

CFEP provides matching funding to help non-profits leverage other sources of funding to acquire, build, upgrade or develop public-use facilities.

This helps to extend the lifespan of public facilities or create new ones which builds community hubs that keep people connected and engaged, creating far-reaching and positive impacts on all Albertans.

These projects also stimulate job creation and economic activities in communities across Alberta.

The Stettler District Agriculture Society will receive $37,700 for site redevelopment at the Stettler Ag Society Agriplex grounds and $207,825 will be put towards the Drumheller and District Humane Society for the purchase of a facility.

“In addition to creating jobs and driving economic growth, agriculture is something that brings rural communities together and that’s exactly what we have seen at the Stettler Agriplex. 

Many of our communities are centered around animals, both livestock in the agriculture sector and pets in our everyday lives,” said Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development and MLA for Drumheller-Stettler.

“That’s why I’m proud to support the $245,525 investment Alberta’s government is making into the redevelopment of the Stettler Agriplex and for the Drumheller and District Humane Society to purchase a facility.”

 

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