Aug
23
2019

Eastern Prince Edward Island residents and visitors to benefit from 16 new recreational, cultural, water and wastewater projects

Investing in social and recreational infrastructure where people can come together and stay active, builds dynamic, inclusive communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.  

Today, the Honourable Lawrence A. MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Steven Myers, PEI Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, announced funding for 16 infrastructure projects in Eastern Prince Edward Island, including the construction and renovation of cultural, recreational, water and wastewater projects. 

In Morell, improvements to the community wastewater treatment system will be made to provide better wastewater treatment services to the growing community. Investments will also support upgrades and renovations to the Morell Community Rink, including new dressing rooms, new accessible and barrier free public washrooms, an improved front entrance for wheelchair accessibility, and a skate sharpening area. 

Once complete, these projects will provide residents and visitors with improved wastewater treatment, and recreational facilities; supporting healthy, active lifestyles, and a clean environment to work, play, and raise families.

Other projects include improvements to community and recreation facilities, upgrades to pedestrian walkways, improving playgrounds and trails, and upgrading municipal water and wastewater infrastructure. 

The Government of Canada is investing over $5.3 million in total toward these 16 projects through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.2 million in total.

Quotes

“Modern, clean water systems, access to diverse recreational and community activities, and improved streets and roads are all essential to maintaining healthy communities across Prince Edward Island. Today’s investments demonstrate our government’s commitment to supporting modern and efficient infrastructure solutions in Island communities, so that Islanders can enjoy healthy, active lifestyles while living and working in a safe, clean environment with their families.”

The Honourable Lawrence A. MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan

“Ensuring that communities across Canada have modern infrastructure is essential to building a healthy, sustainable future. These investments are critical to building strong communities in Prince Edward Island that can reach their full potential.”   

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development

"The people of Prince Edward Island thrive when we work together to invest in spaces to gather and have fun – like the Cardigan ball fields and the Morell rink. Crucial funding for water systems in Souris and Georgetown is a fundamental step to long-term community growth in eastern PEI.”

The Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Government of Prince Edward Island


Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing 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.
  • $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • $25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
  • More than $10.1 billion of this funding is supporting trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank. The Rural Economic Development Strategy leverages ongoing federal investments and provides a vision for the future, identifying practical steps to take in the short term, and serving as a foundation to guide further work.
  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas: 
    • Skilled workforce/Immigration; 
    • Innovation; 
    • Clean growth and climate change; 
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

Media contacts

Emilie Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development
613-864-7690
emilie.simard3@canada.ca

Katie MacDonald
Communications Officer
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-914-3996
katiemacdonald@gov.pe.ca 

Media Relations
Infrastructure Canada 
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Backgrounder

Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding, will support 16 projects in Eastern PEI, including recreational and cultural projects, and water and wastewater improvements. 
    
The Government of Canada is investing over $5.3 million total toward these 16 projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS), the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), and the New Building Canada Fund – National and Regional Projects (NRP) funding program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.2 million in total. Municipal and community funding is also being provided for fourteen of these projects with municipalities or not-for-profit organizations making up the remainder of project costs. 

Project Name

Location

Fund

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Community and Municipal Funding[1]

Confederation Trail

Stratford

NRP

Work involves constructing new trails to connect to the existing Provincial trails network.

$900,000

$2,100,000

$0

Cardigan Ballfield Lights and Upgrades

Three Rivers

CCRIS

Improvements to the existing ball field facility including installing lights in JD MacIntyre field and the parking lot, upgrading canteen and storage areas, and constructing a broadcast/

registration/

storage building.

$214,751

$178,941

$167,589

Tracadie Community Centre Renovation

Grand Tracadie

CCRIS

Work consists of mechanical and aesthetic improvements, including upgrading heat pumps, flooring, siding, windows, lighting, and cupboards, as well as acquiring essential operational equipment.

$41,379.13

$34,779

$43,482

Murray Community Hall Revitalization

Murray River

CCRIS

Construction of a building addition and new basement to allow for restrooms, kitchen and mechanical system.

$140,800

$117,322

$109,878

Wood Islands Lighthouse Infrastructure Improvements

Woods Island

CCRIS

Work includes improvements to Wood Islands Lighthouse, including a Lighthouse heat and cooling pump, accessible ramp, new windows, and lighthouse interior repairs.

$29,567

$24,636

$30,801

Brudenell Wastewater Treatment System Upgrades

Brudenell

GIS

Upgrading the treatment system to be more cost efficient, and to eliminate discharge into area waterways. Work includes the addition of a new lift station, new settling ponds, and rejuvenating the exterior of the existing building.

$650,000

$845,000

$0

Georgetown Water System Upgrades

Georgetown

GIS

Project consists of upgrading critical water system piping, and providing emergency back-up power generation.

$300,000

$390,000

$0

Wastewater System Upgrades and Rehabilitation - Rural Municipality of Morell

Morell

GIS

Work includes improvements to the disinfectant system and flow monitoring equipment, and upgrades to backup power generation.

$382,609

$318,809

$298,583

Stratford - Water Station Upgrades – Pond side, Cable Heights, Fullertons, Beacon Hill

Stratford

GIS

Project includes upgrading mechanical and operational equipment at the Pond side Water Station, including upgrades to the control, lightning, and a new perimeter fence.

$110,957

$92,455

$86,589

Morell Community Rink Renovations Phase 3

Morell

CCRIS

Work involves constructing new dressing rooms, new accessible barrier free public washrooms, an improved front entrance with wheelchair accessibility, a skate sharpening area, and new sound system.

$325,218

$270,987

$253,795

Three Rivers Waterfront Improvements

Three Rivers

CCRIS

Construction of an accessible pedestrian bridge over the Montague River and in-ground seating for the concert area.

$401,060

$334,183

$312,982

Three Rivers Georgetown Zamboni

Three Rivers

CCRIS

Purchase of a new ice surfacing machine.

$47,256

$39,376

$36,878

Stratford - Pondside Park Multi-Use Courts

Stratford

CCRIS

Work consists of leveling and resurfacing courts; adding a new fence and lines to the surface to accommodate pickle ball, basketball, ball hockey and other sports.

$28,696

$23,911

$22,394$0

Stratford - Fullerton's Creek Conservation Area Natural Playground

Stratford

CCRIS

Work involves constructing a natural playground, and a multi-use building.

$91,826

$76,514

$71,660

Stratford Sewer Lift Station Upgrades - Pondside/Bayside/Corish

Stratford

GIS

Upgrading the Bayside station to include new pumps, new wet well, stand-by backup power, and a mobile generator.

$382,609

$318,809

$298,583

Souris Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades

Souris

GIS

Project consists of upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment facility to increase the plant’s capacity and accommodate future population growth.

$1,320,000

$1,099,890

$1,030,110

 

[1] Includes funding from municipal and not-for-profit organization sources.

General Inquiries

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