Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest over $20 million in infrastructure projects across the province to build more resilient, greener communities

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest over $20 million in infrastructure projects across the province to build more resilient, greener communities

Canada and British Columbia invest over $20 million in infrastructure projects across the province to build more resilient, greener communities

Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support eight projects that will help create vibrant and resilient communities by developing essential social, transportation, and green infrastructure in British Columbia.

The Government of Canada is investing over $11.5 million towards these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of British Columbia is contributing over $9.8 million. Indigenous communities and municipalities are contributing over $700,000 to these projects.

Project Information

Communities

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nations/ Municipal/Other Funding

Cumberland

Reconstruction of Dam #2*

Rehabilitate an aging dam used for the village’s drinking water supply.

$1,790,000

$2,685,000

$0

Heiltsuk First Nation

Heiltsuk Tribal Council - Heiltsuk Airport Road Realignment

Convert the existing road into a dedicated pedestrian/bike path and add a new road.

$3,829,711

$1,276,570

$0

Hope

Othello Road - Roadway Integrity and Safety Improvements - Phase 1*

Improve access to the city and road safety by completing improvements to Othello Road, including two-lane traffic capacity.

$927,631

$742,105

$185,527

Salt Spring Island

Capital - Maliview Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade*

Increase capacity to treat wastewater and improve treatment to protect the marine environment.

$1,105,000

$884,000

$221,000

Spallumcheen

Water System Improvements - Phase 1*

Construct a new well and reservoir for the Larking water system and improve the system through the installation of monitoring equipment.

$1,850,000

$1,480,000

$370,000

Sparwood

Wastewater Treatment Plant: Secondary Treatment Upgrade

Upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facilities to provide secondary treatment.

$1,030,000

$1,545,000

$0

Strathcona

Surge Narrows Marine Infrastructure Revitalization Project*

Increase access to Read Island by reconstructing a boardwalk, dock, and a community building and developing a septic system and well.

$713,224

$1,281,809

$0

Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation

Food Security and Healing*

Improve food security for the Stswecem'c Xget'tem First Nation by constructing two green houses, two walk-in freezers, and a canning shed.

$287,922

$0

$95,975

Total:

$11,533,488

$9,894,484

$776,527

*For projects marked by an asterisk, federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment.

 

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