Backgrounder: Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in four public facilities to help reduce the impacts of COVID-19 in Eastern PEI

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in four public facilities to help reduce the impacts of COVID-19 in Eastern PEI

Joint federal and provincial funding will support upgrades to four public facilities in Eastern Prince Edward Island. These investments will support safer and more sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada is investing over $6.3  million in the following projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is also providing over $1.5 million.

Project information

Project Name

Location

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Kings County Memorial Hospital Interior and Exterior Repairs

Montague

Kings County Memorial Hospital will receive interior and exterior upgrades, these will include: a kitchen renovation, replacement of a heating exchanger, and roof membrane and siding repairs. This project will support economic recovery and create a safer and more efficient environment for patients and staff.

$1,040,000

$260,000

Montague Consolidated Infrastructure Improvements

Montague

Montague Consolidated School will receive upgrades to the interior and renovate the exterior to improve the functionality and to extend the lifespan of the building. These upgrades include reconfiguring the upper level for additional office space and work rooms; improved ventilation and electrical systems; construction of a new roof, and upgraded exterior brick to maintain waterproof protection.

$1,020,000

$255,000

Bridgetown Highway Depot Expansion

Bridgetown

Expansion of the Highway Depot consists of 4 bus repair bays, a new welding bay, a wash bay, an expanded administration space, added parts and material storage space, renovations to the existing building to improve existing parts areas and administration areas, as well as improved lighting. This project will consolidate vehicle repair operations in the area allowing for more staff and resources in one location, as well as better physical distancing.

$4,261,012

$1,065,613

Health PEI Flooring Replacement Projects (Souris Hospital)

Souris

One Health PEI facility in Souris, the Souris Hospital, will receive upgrades to the flooring by replacing the floors in main areas with a vinyl composite floor product that is easy for staff to maintain. This project will improve patient, resident and staff safety, comply with infection control protocols and enhance the appearance for overall improved quality.

$40,000

$10,000

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