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Backgrounder: Harper Government invests in sport and community facilities

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), the Harper Government has committed to creating jobs and supporting communities through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.

Five CIIF projects have been funded in Saskatchewan, with funding allocated as follows:

Project Location Project Title Federal Funding Total Project Funding
Town of Pilot Butte Upgrade rodeo grounds & arena $32,150 $77,900
Village of Kelliher (Rural Municipality of Kellross #247) Upgrade Lioness Park $1,032 $2,064
Village of Dysart Upgrade the ice plant at the skating rink $39,511 $79,023
Town of Southey Renovate town hall $33,586 $67,172
Village of McLean Upgrade sports grounds $10,150 $20,300

More information on the delivery of the Fund in each region is available by contacting each regional development agency. In Western Canada, please visit www.wd-deo.gc.ca for further details.

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