Backgrounder: Over $5M from Government of Canada to revitalize communities in Bas‑Saint‑Laurent region

Backgrounder

Rimouski, Quebec, August 26, 2022Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The following information is in addition to the news release issued on August 26, 2022, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient communities, and their respective projects.

Summary

  • 24 projects supported by CED
  • $5,068,295 in non-repayable financial contributions from CED
  • Distribution of total amounts by Regional County Municipality (RCM):
    • MRC de La Matapédia: $1,978,223
    • MRC de La Matanie: $1,039,469
    • MRC de Kamouraska: $837,796
    • MRC de La Mitis: $824,100
    • MRC de Témiscouata: $202,707
    • MRC Rivière-du-Loup: $100,000
    • MRC Les Basques: $86,000
  • The funding is provided through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.

Details

RCM Municipality Funding recipient Activities funded by CED Contribution

MRC de La Matapédia

Albertville, Causapscal and Lac-au-Saumon

Municipalité d’Albertville

The aim of the project is to build three walapini-type community greenhouses to support green projects in the municipalities of Albertville, Causapscal and Lac-au-Saumon. These facilities will enable the three communities to learn about growing vegetables and increase accessibility to healthy food throughout the year. Albertville has been mandated to lead the project.

CED’s support will be used to build the greenhouses and cover professional fees.

$656,582

MRC de La Matapédia

Amqui

Ville d’Amqui

The aim of the project is to rebuild the J.‑Napoléon-Pérusse pedestrian and cycling bridge.

CED’s support will be used to demolish the old structure and install a new free‑standing bridge straddling the Rivière Matapédia.

$359,284

MRC de La Matapédia

Lac-au-Saumon

Municipalité de Lac-au-Saumon

The aim of the project is to improve outdoor spaces and a baseball field.

CED’s support will be used to complete excavation work; install a lighting system, gates, benches, a ball stop, bleachers, a scoreboard, and a shelter with toilets; acquire and install play structures and street furniture; and cover professional fees.

$354,729

MRC de La Matapédia

Sayabec

Municipalité de Sayabec

The aim of the project is to build a park with play structures, street furniture, water games, and a toilet block.

CED’s support will enable the Municipality to make these acquisitions and proceed with landscaping of the park.

$240,148

MRC de La Matapédia

Amqui

Véloroute Desjardins de La Matapédia

The aim of the project is to improve three sections of the cycling trail.

CED’s support will be used to repair and expand the cycling trail and do paving.

$142,500

MRC de La Matapédia

Saint-Léon-le-Grand

Municipalité de paroisse de Saint-Léon-le-Grand

The aim of the project is to build five rest areas.

CED’s support will be used to develop trails, acquire and install street furniture, and do landscaping.

$86,681

MRC de La Matapédia

Sainte-Irène

Alliances forestières Nemtayé

The aim of the project is to build a dome to store biomass used to heat greenhouses and to upgrade two greenhouses serving the community in order to support green projects in Sainte-Irène.

CED’s support will be used to build the dome and install a circulator system, ventilation system, lighting, cloth covering, and door reinforcements.

$69,681

MRC de La Matapédia

Sayabec

Gare patrimoniale de Sayabec

The aim of the project is to build an agora with a stage and a rest area in the village centre.

CED’s support will be used to install the stage, children’s games, and street furniture.

$68,618

MRC de La Matanie

Saint-Ulric

Municipalité de Saint-Ulric

The aim of the project is to expand the Saint‑Ulric community centre to revitalize the municipality’s downtown core.

CED’s support will cover most of the expansion costs.

$750,000

MRC de La Matanie

Matane

Ferme citoyenne de La Matanie

The aim of the project is to build a community farm for La Matanie residents.

CED’s support will be used to construct the main building, community reception area, greenhouse, henhouse, hives, and water access system.

$264,808

MRC de La Matanie

Sainte-Félicité

Municipalité de Sainte-Félicité

The aim of the project is to upgrade the community centre.

CED’s support will be used to complete the kitchen renovation work.

$24,661

MRC de Kamouraska

Saint-Pacôme

Les Jardins du Clocher

The aim of the project is to upgrade the Les Jardins du Clocher multi-purpose community centre.

CED’s support will be used to acquire a vertical vegetable production unit and complete renovation work (plumbing, carpentry, electrical, window restoration).

$358,353

MRC de Kamouraska

Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska

Camp musical Saint-Alexandre

The aim of the project is to upgrade Camp musical Saint-Alexandre’s community and waterfront facilities.

CED’s support will be used to cover all project costs, including the acquisition and installation of a wheeled service building with toilets; the renovation of the reception building; improvements to trails, a culvert and a hebertism trail; the development of a belvedere, platforms and parking; the acquisition and installation of floating platforms; as well as professional fees and equipment rentals.

$318,000

MRC de Kamouraska

La Pocatière

Club FADOQ La Pocatière

The aim of the project is to upgrade Club FADOQ La Pocatière’s community centre.

CED’s support will be used to update the service counter, stairs and paint and improve soundproofing.

$53,000

MRC de Kamouraska

Saint-Philippe-de-Néri

Municipalité de paroisse de Saint‑Philippe-de-Néri

The aim of the project is to upgrade sports fields.

CED’s support will be used to acquire and install a new lighting system including electrical materials, as well as ball field equipment.

$46,077

MRC de Kamouraska

La Pocatière

Jardin floral de La Pocatière

The aim of the project is to build an agora at the Jardin floral de La Pocatière.

CED’s support will be used to build the agora, purchase street furniture, do landscaping, and cover professional fees.

$42,366

MRC de Kamouraska

Saint-André-de-Kamouraska

Corporation Domaine Les Pèlerins

The aim of the project is to build a park.

CED’s support will be used to build a park that includes outdoor stations with concrete foundations and equipped with swings, benches, garden boxes, sculptures, and quoits and pétanque playing fields.

$20,000

MRC de La Mitis

Mont-Joli

Ville de Mont-Joli

The aim of the project is to upgrade a public park.

CED’s support will be used to demolish the existing building; construct a new reception building; acquire and install play structures and street furniture; develop trails with parking, lighting, trees and lawn areas; as well as cover professional fees.

$750,000

MRC de La Mitis

Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski

Municipalité de Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski

The aim of the project is to upgrade the community centre.

CED’s support will be used to insulate and waterproof the building and cover professional fees.

$61,100

MRC de La Mitis

Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici

Développement socio-économique et touristique Méricien

The aim of the project is to expand the community garden to improve outdoor spaces.

CED’s support for this green project will be used to purchase and install equipment to expand the community garden.

$13,000

MRC de Témiscouata

Pohénégamook

Ville de Pohénégamook

The aim of the project is to build an outdoor reception area.

CED’s support will be used to develop the outdoor area with electric charging stations and street furniture.

$102,742

MRC de Témiscouata

Auclair

Municipalité d’Auclair

The aim of the project is to renovate the outdoor skating rink.

CED’s support will be used to complete renovation work, including excavation, the foundation, changing the rink boards, upgrading the lighting system and deck hockey surface, and building a shelter for players.

$99,965

MRC Rivière-du-Loup

Saint-Cyprien

Éco-site de la tête du lac Témiscouata

The aim of the project is to build a landing stage for pleasure craft.

CED’s support will be used to build a landing stage, an access bridge, and a wharf and to cover engineering costs.

$100,000

MRC Les Basques

Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux

Municipalité de Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux

The aim of the project is to upgrade a park.

CED’s support will be used to purchase street furniture, build a belvedere (gazebo), renovate an existing building, develop the park, and repair the volleyball court and parking area.

$86,000

Information

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