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October 10, 2017


Manitobans to benefit from greener, more sustainable transit options and water services

Sixteen public transit and water projects across Manitoba receive government funding

Released: 12:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 10, 2017—Canada and Manitoba are investing in public infrastructure to ensure Manitobans have modern and reliable water and transit systems that meet local needs and lay the foundation for sustainable economic growth.

Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations, and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced federal-provincial funding of more than $53.9 million for 11 water and wastewater projects, and more than $21.6 million for five public transit projects.

This investment will support upgrades to the pollution control facility in Portage La Prairie, water and sewer main renewals in Grandview, and a new water treatment lagoon in Riverdale. In Winnipeg, funding will go towards the City’s Rapid Transit Master Plan and Prioritization Study, a new pedestrian and cyclist corridor along Kildonan Settlers Bridge, and protected bike lanes along Chevrier Boulevard and McDermont and Bannatyne avenues.

These investments are part of an agreement between Canada and Manitoba for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. With the projects announced today, a total of 58 water projects and 52 public transit projects will benefit communities across the province.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is making strategic infrastructure investments to improve Manitobans’ quality of life while supporting economic development and middle-class job creation. With the funding we’re announcing today, we’re helping protect public health and the environment and increasing the safety and efficiency of the transit networks people rely on daily.”

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Our Government is proud of our strong continued partnership with all levels of government and our shared commitment to public transit and water infrastructure investments. Manitobans deserve access to safe and reliable transportation as well as effective upgrades to our water systems to continue Winnipeg’s reputation as a wonderful place to live and work.”

The Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations

"Winnipeg is a growing, thriving city on its way to one million people strong. Building our city for the future while also addressing the infrastructure challenges facing us today requires strong partnerships with other levels of government. I want to thank them for our partnership on many different infrastructure projects so far, and will continue to find ways we can work together to keep building Winnipeg for the future."

His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg

“The benefits from today’s announcement will not stop at local borders. High quality public infrastructure is an essential part of the fabric that makes up not only communities, but entire regions all across Manitoba. The AMM appreciates the opportunity to work together to prioritize the projects that will help our municipalities grow and thrive in today’s economy.”

Chris Goertzen, President of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • $25.3 billion of this funding will support public transit projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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Eleven water and wastewater projects in Manitoba receive government funding

Five public transit projects in Manitoba receive government funding

Associated links

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

Federal infrastructure investments in Manitoba: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/mb-eng.html

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/ptif-fitc-eng.php

Backgrounder

Eleven water and wastewater projects in Manitoba receive government funding

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) supports projects that provide communities with more reliable water and wastewater systems.

The 11 projects announced today are in addition to 47 projects previously announced under CWWF.

Project list

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Municipal funding
Brandon Chemical Building $2,230,870 n/a $2,230,870
La Broquerie Tertiary Treatment System $2,000,000 n/a $2,000,000
Grandview Water and Sewer Main Renewal $1,000,000 n/a $1,000,000
Lac du Bonnet Watermain Renewal $750,000 n/a $750,000
Portage La Prairie Waste Pollution Control Facility Upgrades - Phase 1 - Low Rate Anaerobic Reactor $5,886,054 $22,863,946 n/a
Riverdale Lagoon Replacement $3,000,000 n/a $3,000,000
Springfield Oakbank Watermain Extension $1,526,250 n/a $1,526,250
Steinbach Supplemental Water Supply System Project $5,000,000 $625,000 $4,375,000
Westlake-Gladstone Yellowhead Rural Water Expansion: Phase II $1,250,000 n/a $1,250,000
Winnipeg Transcona Sewer Relief $2,750,000 $1,375,000 $1,375,000
Winnipeg North St. Boniface Water Main Upgrading $2,450,000 $1,225,000 $1,225,000

Backgrounder

Five public transit projects in Manitoba receive government funding
The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) is helping improve commute times, cut air pollution, strengthen communities and grow Canada's economy by supporting the rehabilitation of public transit systems, the planning of future system improvements and expansions, enhanced asset management and system optimization and modernization.
The five projects announced today are in addition to 47 projects previously announced under PTIF.

Project list

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Municipal funding
Winnipeg Rapid Transit Master Plan and Prioritization Study $1,500,000 n/a $1,500,000
Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Bridges: Chief Peguis Trail $3,350,000 n/a $3,350,000
Winnipeg Protected Bike Lanes: McDermot Avenue (Phase 1) $725,000 n/a $725,000
Winnipeg Protected Bike Lanes: McDermot Avenue/Bannatyne Avenue (Phase 2) $1,750,000 n/a $1,750,000
Winnipeg Protected Bike Lanes: Chevrier Boulevard and Waverley Pathway Connection $3,500,000 n/a $3,500,000
October 10, 2017