Funding to improve facilities for Canadian Armed Forces personnel
July 13, 2015
TRAIL, B.C. – David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today visited the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Trail Armoury to announce a $1 million investment for numerous upgrades to the facility over the next two years.
The investment will allow for improvements such as the replacement of windows and doors, upgrades to washrooms, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and fire safety systems, as well as painting of exterior walls. Work is scheduled to begin this summer.
The Trail Armoury is home to 44 Field Engineer Squadron, of the 39 Combat Engineering Regiment. The regiment is part of 39 Canadian Brigade, Canada’s Army in British Columbia. The regiment maintains service to Canada through the generation of reserve engineer soldiers that support overseas missions as well as civilian authorities during times of domestic emergency and security.
The projects announced today will ensure that the men and women of the CAF and Canadian youth in the country’s Cadet Program can continue to train, learn, and support their community in infrastructure that fully responds to their needs. This investment will also provide a boost to the local economy and job creation in Trail.
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