Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in projects to support communities and improve the quality and sustainability of public facilities 

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in projects to support communities and improve the quality and sustainability of public facilities

Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 61 infrastructure projects in Alberta. The Government of Canada is investing more than $73 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $18 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $91 million.

Project information

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

Airdrie

CPR Luxstone Pedestrian Tunnel Construction

Build a new pedestrian connection spanning the Canadian Pacific Railway right of way.

$1,200,000

$0

$300,000

Airdrie

Genesis Place Pool Mechanical & Field House Board System Replacement

Replace mechanical components of the pool system and the board system in the field house.

$370,560

$0

$92,640

Airdrie

Plainsmen Arena – North Drainage and Siding

Replace the siding on the Plainsmen Arena building as well as a curb and sidewalk beside the building.

$273,188

$0

$151,812

Airdrie

Lifecycle Parks Pathways

Repair and replace various segments of the City of Airdrie’s pathway system.

$228,640

$0

$57,160

Bonnyville; Consort; Crowsnest Pass; Mannville; St. Paul; Vermilion; Wainwright

Remote/Rural Upgrade Initiatives Bundle 9

Upgrade remote and rural health care locations across Alberta, including security system upgrades at St. Paul and Bonnyville Healthcare Centres; lab renovations at Vermillion and Crowsnest Pass Healthcare Centres; and the replacement of the Nurse Call Systems for the Wainwright, Consort and Mannville Health Care Centres.

$4,446,250

*

$0

Calgary; Camrose; Innisfail; Olds; Wetaskiwin

Nurse Call Systems Upgrades Bundle 1

Upgrade the Nurse Call Systems at Wetaskiwin Hospital, Innisfail Healthcare Centre, Olds Hospital, Camrose Healthcare Centre, and Peter Lougheed Hospital.

$4,112,500

*

$0

Cold Lake

Community Trails Network Enhancements

Construct new paved trails to connect outlying subdivisions and the Ecole Voyageur School and to reconstruct existing trail locations where flooding has caused deterioration.

$725,740

$0

$181,435

Drayton Valley; Edmonton; Lethbridge County (Municipal District)

Building Envelope Repairs Bundle 4

Repair and replace the building envelope of several health infrastructure sites, including the atrium glass and skylights of the Chinook Regional Hospital and of the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre’s Stollery Children’s Hospital, and damaged sections of the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre’s roof.

$5,882,500

*

$0

Fort Saskatchewan

Council Chambers Upgrades

Upgrade the Council Chambers  by replacing existing audiovisual equipment to enhance online streaming of Council meetings as well as space configuration of the Chambers to ensure adequate social distancing.

$161,362

$0

$360,000

Grande Prairie

Community Knowledge Campus Retrofits, Repairs and Upgrades

Repair the underground tunnel system,  retrofit the access/egress door system at three main entrances, retrofit the locker conversion systems and install new locker systems in public access spaces, upgrade fitness equipment, and repair and upgrade the sound systems in the existing twin ice arena facility.

$800,000

$0

$200,000

Grande Prairie

Revolution Place Upgrades

Replace the old board and glass system in the arena.

$200,000

$0

$73,650

Grande Prairie

Montrose Cultural Centre-Art Gallery Storage Expansion

Expand the underground storage space of the Art Gallery to accommodate additional storage and exhibit preparation space.

$32,000

$0

$8,000

Leduc

Transit Shields

Procure and install transit bus driver barriers to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and protect drivers from potential assault.

$51,200

$0

$12,800

Lethbridge

Broadband Fibre

Improve broadband connectivity for businesses and organizations in the Sherring and Churchill industrial parks.

$5,464,545

$0

$1,435,455

Lethbridge

Lighting Retrofits at Multiple City Facilities

Upgrade the Light-emitting diode (LED) systems at multiple City-owned facilities, including swimming pools, ice arenas, multi-purpose recreation facilities, administrative facilities, emergency service facilities, cultural facilities, maintenance and public works facilities, and transit facilities.

$1,480,000

$0

$370,000

Lethbridge

Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre Ice Pad Replacement

Replace the refrigerated ice pad, arena boards, surrounding concrete floor slab, and related equipment.

$1,280,000

$0

$320,000

Lethbridge

Legacy Park Discovery Playground Construction

Acquire and install various pieces of playground equipment.

$960,000

$0

$240,000

Lethbridge

Roof Replacement at Public Operations Building

Replace the roof of the Public Operations Building.

$880,000

$0

$220,000

Lethbridge

Roof Replacements at Multiple City Buildings

Replace the roofs of several City-owned buildings such as the swimming pool, fire hall, and a soccer centre.

$656,000

$0

$164,000

Lethbridge

Public Library North Wing Air Handling and Ductwork

Replace the rooftop air handling units at the main branch library.  

$640,000

$0

$160,000

Lethbridge

Fritz Sick Steam Boiler Replacement

Replace the steam boiler plant at the Fritz Sick Stream Center and install water heaters to improve overall efficiency.

$432,000

$0

$108,000

Lethbridge

City Hall Cooling Tower Replacement

Replace City Hall’s cooling tower and install temporary cooling equipment to minimize any service interruption.

$368,000

$0

$92,000

Medicine Hat

Pedestrian Bridges Deck Repair/Replacement

Repair and rehabilitate pedestrian bridges, overpasses, boardwalks, stairs, and an underpass in the City's active transportation network.

$2,560,000

$0

$740,000

Medicine Hat

Athletic Ball Park Upgrades

Upgrade the ball diamond structure with large shade canopies, perimeter wall upgrades, seating area railing additions; upgraded ticket office/front office; and modernize the , facility with technology upgrades.

$2,240,000

$0

$810,000

Medicine Hat

Municipal Office Addition – 533 1st Street SE

Add one storey to an existing City building to facilitate the relocation of a City department.

$1,600,000

$0

$550,000

Medicine Hat

Trail Rehabilitation and Pedestrian/Cycling Trail Development

Rehabilitate and install multi-use asphalt trails within parks, outdoor recreational areas, and along major transportation corridors.

$1,080,000

$0

$300,000

Medicine Hat

Roof Replacement and Repairs for 4 Buildings

Replace and upgrade the roofs of the Medicine Hat Regional Airport Terminal, the Fleet/Transit Shop, the Medicine Hat Tennis Club, and the Parks and Recreation shop and storage sheds.

$600,000

$0

$150,000

Medicine Hat

Transit Technology Upgrades

Upgrade the Medicine Hat Transit’s electronic fare collection and computer aided dispatch systems to improve social distancing at major transit hubs.

$560,000

$0

$140,000

Medicine Hat

Replacement of Rooftop Units and Makeup Air and Air Handling Units at 2 Buildings

Replace three mounted heating/cooling rooftop units and two interior mounted air handling units for climate control at the Family Leisure Centre. Replace one make-up air unit at the Medicine Hat Police Station.

$424,000

$0

$106,000

Medicine Hat

City Hall Services Mobile App

Implement a mobile application platform suitable for the delivery of City services through a digital channel to improve social distancing .

$400,000

$0

$100,000

Medicine Hat

Echo Dale Reforestation

Plant several hundred trees on eastern perimeter lands with an overland water source in Echo Dale Regional Park.

$320,000

$0

$120,000

Medicine Hat

Echo Dale Water Treatment Plant Enhancements

Repair and upgrade the water treatment plant in Echo Dale Regional Park.

$240,000

$0

$100,000

Medicine Hat

Fire & Security Alarms

Replace and upgrade the fire alarms at the Gas City Campground’s  administration building and the Gas City Kiwanis Centre.

$60,000

$0

$35,000

Medicine Hat

Hot Water Tanks Replacement

Replace hot water tanks at the Family Leisure Centre and the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.

$60,000

$0

$15,000

Red Deer

9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centre

Renovate and relocate the existing Emergency Communications Centre; renovate the Emergency Services Headquarters offices and apparatus bay; and expand the current 9-1-1 Centre and install plexiglass in the newly expanded space.

$4,625,597

$0

$1,156,399

Red Deer

Community Centre Preservation

Replace and repair assets for the Collicutt Centre, the Pioneer Lodge, and the Michener Aquatic Centre, including major repairs to the waterpark interactive play structure and sand filter, the arena chill and condenser, the general building boiler lighting upgrades.

$1,812,756

$0

$453,189

Red Deer

77 Street Sidewalk/Trail

Construct a sidewalk and trail along 77 Street, east of Gaetz Avenue to Riverside Drive, to connect a high pedestrian area to major facilities adjacent to Riverside Drive.

$1,669,520

$0

$417,380

Red Deer

Roof Remediation at several buildings

Repair the roofs and replace the commercial sink traps at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Allen Bungalow, Festival Hall, Memorial Centre, Collicutt Centre, Heritage Ranch, and Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

$1,622,069

$0

$405,517

Red Deer

Community Infrastructure Preservation

Repair and restore the
J.J. Gaetz House, Golden Circle, Heritage Square, Kinsmen Arena, and River Bend Recreation area.

$1,408,466

$0

$352,117

Red Deer

Westerner Storm Water Pond Reconstruction

Upgrade the Westerner Storm Pond to improve stormwater retention, minimize localized flooding, and improve water quality in Piper Creek.

$1,051,644

$0

$262,911

Red Deer

2021 Facility Management

Repair the Civic Yards, including fixing door openers, air exchangers, gas detectors, air quality testers, and control systems.

$986,173

$0

$246,543

Red Deer

Waskasoo Creek Scour and Erosion

investigate and repair a flood mitigation structure at the 43 Street culvert to protect two key roadways.

$81,840

$0

$20,460

Rocky View County (Municipal District)

HVAC Upgrades to City Hall

Install needlepoint bipolar ionization in County Hall to increase bacteria and pathogen removal from the air systems.

$94,996

$0

$23,749

Rocky View County (Municipal District)

LED Upgrades and Retrofits for County Buildings

Upgrade to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at the County Hall, the Fleet Services building, and the buildings located at The Garden of Peace Cemetery..

$72,860

$0

$18,215

Rocky View County (Municipal District)

Council Chambers and Front Reception Upgrades

Modify the Council Chambers layout to better delineate Council, Administration and public spaces to improve social distancing.

$44,240

$0

$11,060

Spruce Grove

Electronic Council Meeting Management Software and Council Chambers Upgrade

Upgrade the meeting software and the electrical and air ventilation equipment attached to the Chambers to improve social distancing measures.

$336,000

$0

$84,000

Spruce Grove

Fleet Shop Expansion

Expand the fleet services space with another bay east of the current fleet shop.

$80,000

$0

$95,000

St. Albert

Kingsmeade Park

Design and build a community park on the Kingswood Park site.

$2,491,700

$0

$1,398,300

St. Albert

Fowler Athletic Park Refurbishment

Refurbish the Fowler Athletic Park facility with a new  track surface and field amenities.

$2,296,000

$0

$574,000

St. Albert

Servus Place Roofing and Lifecycle Replacement

Repair and refurbish multiple roof sections And replace the pool filtration system, the water slide, and other equipment at the City's main community recreation centre.

$2,265,800

$0

$810,700

St. Albert

Neighbourhood Park Development

Construct trails, parks,  open space recreation amenities, and landscaping on municipal lands to new neighborhoods.

$1,631,700

$0

$635,500

St. Albert

Emergency Operations Center

Renovate an existing building with a new space with the equipment needed to run a fully operational Emergency Operations Centre.

$778,200

$0

$194,600

St. Albert

Larose Park Court Refurbishment

Rehabilitate two existing tennis courts and six pickleball courts with required site amenities.

$342,000

$0

$128,000

St. Albert

City Sportsfield Rehabilitation

Repair the Larry Olexiuk Outdoor artificial turf field and the Langley outdoor natural turf fields.

$230,500

$0

$86,200

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

Millennium Place Recreation Centre - Main Floor Flooring Replacement

Replace 33,000 square feet of flooring.

$3,200,000

$0

$800,000

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

Bus Safety Improvements

Retrofit the fleet of conventional buses with permanent operator shields and enhanced air purification.

$1,440,000

$0

$360,000

 

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

Emerald Hills Leisure Centre Expansion Development

Renovate the recreation centre to add a multi-use   purpose space, including larger programmable rooms and meeting spaces.

$1,364,741

$0

$635,259

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

New Trail Connections for Active Living

Construct new asphalt trail connections to increase the connectedness within the urban area of Sherwood Park as well as in nearby rural communities.

$1,144,000

$0

$286,000

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

Sidewalks Links to Service/Employment Areas

Construct new sidewalk linkages to increase active transportation connections for existing businesses and services.

$952,000

$0

$238,000

Strathcona County (Specialized Municipality)

Transit Digital Real-Time Signage

Modernize two existing bus terminals with digital real-time signage to improve social distancing.

$800,000

$0

$200,000

Whitecourt

Scott Safety Centre Ice Plant Replacement

Replace and upgrade the existing ice plant with a new low volume ammonia system.

$204,368

$0

$763,632

*Provincial contributions for the Remote/Rural Upgrade Initiatives Bundle 9 project, the Nurse Call Systems Upgrades Bundle 1 project, and the Building Envelope Repairs Bundle 4 project are pending Alberta government approval.

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