MP John Barlow: Small Communities Fund Benefit Local Projects


Fifty-six Infrastructure Projects in Alberta Get Joint Government Funding

John Barlow is pleased to announce that some of the funds will be helping communities in the Macleod Riding:

“I am very excited to announce these projects are receiving funding through the New Building Canada Plan – the largest and longest infrastr‎ucture program in Canadian history. These are critical projects for these communities and it shows our Conservative Government understands the importance of providing funding to ensure the health and vitality of our rural communities across Canada and here in Macleod.”

Projects approved under New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund

Edmonton, Alberta – The governments of Canada and Alberta are providing funding for 56 infrastructure projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.

Funding for these projects will help Alberta communities improve drinking water and wastewater systems, major roads, disaster mitigation, public transit, and solid waste management. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It is providing $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Alberta for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide a total of up to $93,161,407 through the Small Communities Fund for these 56 projects. For a listing of the approved projects, please see the attached Backgrounder.
  • The Province of Alberta will also contribute up to $93,161,407.
  • The total combined federal, provincial and municipal investments in the 56 projects is $413,974,539.
  • The 56 projects approved for funding in Alberta include 24 drinking water projects, 24 wastewater projects, 4 major road projects, 2 disaster mitigation projects, 1 public transit project and 1 solid waste management project.
  • The total 10-year Small Communities Fund allocation for Alberta is $94,191,338.


“Our government is proud to be making unprecedented investments in public infrastructure across Alberta. Through the federal Small Communities Fund, we will help get 56 projects going across the province to help improve drinking water, handle wastewater more effectively, make solid waste management better, improve public transit, and upgrade disaster mitigation.”

~ The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, Minister for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast

“The Alberta government is committed to making life better for Albertans. Contributing to the development of critical infrastructure that provides clean water, safe roads and effective transit are just a few of the ways we can help build strong communities. We are pleased to partner on the Small Communities Fund and help some of our smallest municipalities.”

~ The Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta

Associated Links

To learn more about the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, please visit

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit

For additional information on the SCF program in Alberta, visit

To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at


The governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for 56 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.

Each government is committing a total of up to $ 93,161,407 in funding for the 56 projects, which have a total eligible cost of $413,974,539.

The projects are as follows (those highlighted in yellow are within the Riding of Macleod):


Project Title

Total Cost*

Town of Whitecourt

Town of Whitecourt Water System Upgrading


County of Grande Prairie

County of Grande Prairie 116 Street Trunk Sewer & Clairmont Lagoon Discharge piping


Town of Fox Creek

Town of Fox Creek Water Treatment Plant Upgrades, Raw Water Wells, & Raw Water Pipeline Construction


Town of Bonnyville

Town of Bonnyville 51st Ave Underground Rehabilitation Project


Town of Mayerthorpe

Town of Mayerthorpe Interim Production Well and Associated Works


Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach

Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach South Side Pigeon Lake-Regional Wastewater System; Local Collection Systems Phase I


Summer Village of Poplar Bay

Summer Village of Poplar Bay South Side Pigeon Lake-Regional Wastewater System; Local Collection Systems Phase II


Town of Drayton Valley

Town of Drayton Valley South Sanitary Trunk Sewer Twinning


County of Stettler

County of Stettler Erskine Water Distribution System


County of St Paul

County of St. Paul and County of Two Hills Joint Facultative Lagoon and Transfer Station Expansion Project


Village of Consort

Village of Consort Wastewater System Upgrades – Installation of new Forcemain


City of Medicine Hat

City of Medicine Hat Industrial Avenue Overland Flow Protection Strategy


MD of Spirit River

MD of Spirit River Village of Rycroft Flood Control


Village of Consort

Village of Consort replacement of Water and Wastewater pipelines along 49 and 52 Avenue


Town of Pincher Creek

Town of Pincher Creek Wastewater Treatment Lagoons Upgrade


Town of Nanton

Town of Nanton Wastewater Treatment Plant


MD of Foothills

MD Foothills Millarville Water Supply Project


Town of Grande Cache

Town of Grande Cache Water Treatment Plant Upgrade


Town of Fort MacLeod

Town of Fort MacLeod Southwest Water & Sanitary System Extension (8th St Extension)


County of Wetaskiwin

County of Wetaskiwin Alder Flats Wastewater Expansion


Town of Rocky Mountain House

Town of Rocky Mountain House Regional Landfill Waste Disposal Cell Construction


City of Lloydminster

City of Lloydminster Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Facility


Village of Empress

Village of Empress Water Distribution Pump Station Replacement


Town of Innisfail

Town of Innisfail Wastewater System Improvement and Remediation


Big Lakes County

Big Lakes County House Mountain Connector Road & Bridge Construction


Town of Penhold

Town of Penhold Water Reservoir


Town of Pincher Creek

Town of Pincher Creek Water Treatment Plant UV System Installation and Water Distribution Upgrades


Town of Coalhurst

Town of Coalhurst Storm Water Management Improvements


Town of Legal

Town of Legal Sanitary Trunk Sewer Upgrade


County of Thorhild

County of Thorhild Lagoon Repair, capacity Upgrade. Sanitary Forcemain Replacement and Lift Station Upgrade.


Strathcona County

Strathcona County Transit Fleet Replacement


Town of Beaverlodge

Town of Beaverlodge Water Treatment Plant Upgrades


Town of Valleyview

Town of Valleyview NE Servicing Area Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main


Village of Marwayne

Village of Marwayne Underground Renewal for 4 blocks at the “T” intersection of North 2nd Avenue and North 1st Street


County of Ponoka

County of Ponoka Meniak Road


Special Areas Board

Special Areas Board Regional Potable Water Supply Line Extension to Hamlet of Monitor


Town of Calmar

Town of Calmar Water Reservoir Expansion


Town of Rainbow Lake

Town of Rainbow Lake Water Distribution System Rehabilitation


Town of Wainwright

Town of Wainwright Storm water Management Plan Stage 1


Town of Slave Lake

Town of Slave Lake Wastewater Treatment Modernization


Town of Smoky Lake

Town of Smoky Lake Cast Iron Watermain Replacement


MD of Pincher Creek

MD of Pincher Creek Hamlet of Beaver Mines Water and Sewer Servicing


Village of Delburne

Village of Delburne 21 Ave Infrastructure Upgrade


Town of Blackfalds

Town of Blackfalds East Area Stormwater Management Plan – Linear Wetland Trunk and Outlet Project.


Town of Wainwright

Town of Wainwright Sewer Upgrade Project


City of Chestermere

City of Chestermere – Reconstruction and Upgrade of Township Road 240: From Gravel Road to Paved Arterial Road


Red Deer County

Red Deer County Spruce View Water Treatment Facility and Reservoir


Town of Peace River

Town of Peace River Sanitary Upgrades


County of Northern Lights

County of Northern Lights Dixonville Water Distribution System Rehabilitation


Mackenzie County

Mackenzie County Rural Potable Water Infrastructure


Westlock County

Westlock County – Water Treatment Plant and Supply System Upgrading-Hamlet of Jarvie


Village of Longview

Village of Longview – Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Phase 2


County of Forty Mile No. 8

County of Forty Mile No. 8 – Hamlet of Burdett Sanitary System Upgrades 2015


Town of Castor

Town of Castor – Water, Wastewater, Storm Revitalization Program


MD of Bonnyville No. 87

MD of Bonnyville – Ardmore Underground Utilities Rehabilitation Project


City of Airdrie

City of Airdrie – 40th Avenue Phase 1 and 2


*Total estimated project cost

For more information on the New Building Canada Fund, please visit: