Canada And Yukon Announce New Infrastructure Project Funding Of More Than $10.5 Million From Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071036 Views

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (January 18, 2007) – Four Yukon community-based infrastructure projects will get funding from the Canada-Yukon Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF). Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon announced more than $10.5 million dollars in project funding for 2006-2007. Projects include the Hamilton Boulevard extension in Whitehorse, road improvements in the Mayo region, a new playground in Dawson City, and a new sewage facility for Pelly Crossing.

“Safe and healthy communities are our number one objective,” said Community Services minister Glenn Hart. “These projects reflect the Yukon government’s ongoing commitment to creating healthy and safe communities, and we are very pleased with the participation we receive from Canada and our local governments in reaching these goals.””Canada’s New Government is proud to be a part of projects that ensure that rural communities have the infrastructure to help them grow and develop,” said the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. “I am pleased to see the success this funding program has delivered in terms of improving community infrastructure and creating new employment opportunities in the North.”

The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) supports a wide variety of projects related to public community infrastructure.

For more information about the Government of Canada and Government of Yukon infrastructure programs, visit Infrastructure Canada or Canada-Yukon Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

For further information, contact:

Line Gagnon
Government of Canada
(867) 667-3315

Doug Caldwell
Government of Yukon
(867) 667-8065

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