Backgrounder:  Canada and Alberta invest in public facility upgrades, flood prevention, active transportation and outdoor recreation spaces in ten communities  

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in public facility upgrades, flood prevention, active transportation and outdoor recreation spaces in ten communities

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding will support two dozen new infrastructure projects across Alberta, funded through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Among others, these projects include retrofits, repairs and upgrades to provincially-owned facilities, improvements to emergency response and prevention infrastructure, and new trails, sidewalks and outdoor recreation spaces.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $37.6 million in these projects. The Government of Albert is funding over $891,000. Municipalities are contributing a total of $8.5 million to their respective projects.

Project Information:

Recipient

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

Calgary

Retrofit, Repair, and Upgrade Project

Repair and upgrade two provincial sites: the Lougheed House,  and the Calgary Remand Centre

$520,000

$130,000

$0

Calgary; Edmonton; Lethbridge

Mental Health Facility Upgrades

Upgrade the mental health facilities in the South Health Campus (Calgary), the Alberta Hospital (Edmonton), and the Chinook Hospital (Lethbridge)

$3,046,975

$761,744

$0

Grande Prairie

Ball Diamonds

Build two new baseball diamonds on an old landfill site

$800,000

$0

$200,000

Grande Prairie

Design and Purchase of Portable Skate Equipment

Design and purchase skate equipment suitable for beginner-intermediate skateboarders and in-line skaters

$240,000

$0

$60,000

Grande Prairie

Animal Pound Renovations

Expand the Grande Prairie Animal Pound footprint by approximately 1,500-1,800 square feet

$160,000

$0

$40,000

Grande Prairie

Mobile Outreach

Purchase and retrofit two passenger vans to transport COVID-19 positive clients between shelters, hospitals, and isolation sites

$96,000

$0

$24,000

Hinton

Hinton-Maxwell Lake Bridge and Beaver Boardwalk Rehab and Repairs

Construct connections to a footbridge in the Maxwell Lake Area

$251,144

$0

$68,856

Leduc

Leduc Storm Manhole Installation

Install two inspection and maintenance manholes along the main stormwater storm trunk

$142,220

$0

$35,555

Leduc

Leduc Corinthia Skate Park Rehabilitation

Address drainage issues, concrete deterioration, and structural concerns for the Leduc Corinthia Skate Park

$160,000

$0

$40,000

Leduc

Leduc Elks Drawdown Well

Install two drawdown wells to remove contaminated groundwater and prevent it from entering residential areas

$160,000

$0

$40,000

Leduc

Telford Lake Drawdown Well

Install two drawdown wells to remove saline groundwater and prevent it from reaching Telford Lake

$160,000

$0

$40,000

Medicine Hat

Rehab Existing Sidewalks and Address Gaps for Sidewalk Development

Repair existing sidewalk defects, construct new sidewalks, and install accessibility components such as ramps

$800,635

$0

$200,159

Red Deer

Storm Water Infrastructure

Reset, replace, and repair catch basins, replace storm water mains, and rehabilitate storm water manholes

$7,995,769

$0

$1,998,942

Red Deer

Riverside Meadows Repairs and Replacement

Repair and replace park infrastructure, install fencing, and build two asphalted trail link connections in the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge Park

$736,560

$0

$184,140

Red Deer

Cultural Services Centre Renovation and Upgrades

Redesign and renovate three levels of the Cultural Services Centre

$1,838,126

$0

$459,532

Red Deer

Fire Training Facility

Upgrade and expand parts of the existing fire training facility and install new storm water-related utilities

$3,574,772

$0

$893,693

Red Deer

Storm Water Outfalls

Reconstruct four storm water discharge points to the river and creeks in Red Deer

$1,577,875Footnote1

$0

$394,469

Red Deer

Flood Berms

Construct an earthen berm along the east side of the Civic Yard site to raise the height of the berms

$6,554,447Footnote1

$0

$1,638,612

St. Albert

Active Transportation Plan

Construct approximately 7 km of new sidewalks and trails

$880,000

$0

$220,000

Wood Buffalo

Franklin and Main Park

Build a new park, including trails, courts, a water feature, an Indigenous Medicine Wheel Rock Garden, and other features

$3,800,000

$0

$950,000

Wood Buffalo

Real Martin Drive Trail Improvements

Install an asphalt trail and associated signage from Real Martin Drive to the golf course

$800,000

$0

$200,000

Wood Buffalo

Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation Construction

Repair roads, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, manholes, catch basins and similar infrastructure to increase resilience against natural disasters

$3,360,000

$0

$840,000

Total federal, provincial, and proponent funding

$37,654,523

$891,744

$8,527,958

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