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Coleman, AB: Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Southwestern Alberta’s Community Infrastructure


15.07.31 Canada 150 Coleman Announcement 2Coleman, AB, Alberta – Friday, John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $222,143 for six projects benefitting southwestern Alberta under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • Southwestern Alberta’s economy is based upon tourism, geotourism, energy, alternative energy, and agriculture. This region is also where the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains, creating beautiful landscapes, great open spaces, and an abundance of outdoor adventure recreation opportunities.

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.

Quotes

Community centres, parks, trails, and other public spaces contribute to the strength of our communities, and by helping to renew them we are ensuring that they remain useable for years to come while creating jobs and economic growth.”

  • John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod

Alberta Projects being launched on Friday:

Funding Recipient

Description

Canada 150 Funding Amount

Crowsnest Historical Society

Rehabilitate the Alberta Provincial Police Building in Coleman

$103,000

Spring Glen Park Association

Create a new walking trail and install permanent tables and benches at the Spring Glen Park in Glenwood

$5,000

Stavely Community Centre

Replace the Stavely Community Centre roof

$37,900

The Royal Canadian Legion #46

Repair and renovate the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Macleod

$7,321

United Riders of Crowsnest Club

Expand the recreational trails in Crownest Pass

$58,922

Village of Cowley

Replace ceiling tiles and exit doors in the Cowley Community Hall

$10,000

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