February 15, 2013
NOBEL – Today the Honourable Tony Clement, MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced $100,000 in funding through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for upgrades to the Nobel Beach Facility in McDougallTownship.
“This investment we are making today is part of our Conservative Government’s ongoing commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for communities across Canada,” said MP Clement at the McDougall Recreation Centre. “This upgraded facility, on the shores of Georgian Bay, will make the municipal beach and the programs it offers even more of an attraction for full-time residents and summer visitors alike.”
The upgrades at Nobel Beach will include 4 individual change rooms, two full service washrooms, a staff/instructors office and utility room. The design includes an internal covered walkway in the middle of the structure to be available as quick shelter for beach users in case of storms as well as a covered veranda area with a view to the waterfront.
“The construction of this addition to the beach is another beneficial joint venture between the Municipality of McDougall and the Government of Canada. Not only does this project create jobs and infuse economic stimulus into the local economy across various construction trades and suppliers, it also enhances the tourism sector. It will also serve the area residents and visitors for many years to come,” said Brian Leduc Fire Chief, Municipal Enforcement Chief and Director of Parks for the Municipality of McDougall.
Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, the Government of Canada has committed to supporting communities and creating jobs through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities over the next two years.
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT FUND
The Harper Government has committed to supporting communities and creating jobs through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities over the next two years through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). Expansions such as adding ramps to improve accessibility to a facility, adding a roof to an outdoor rink or extending a trail or bike path are eligible. The construction of new infrastructure and repairs to facilities that are primarily for commercial or for-profit activities are ineligible. Facilities must be accessible for use by the public and not limited to a private membership. All projects are required to be completed by March 31, 2014.
The Fund is being delivered by the regional development agencies across Canada and will support projects on a cost-shared basis. Funding recipients may receive up to 50 percent of total eligible costs. The Harper Government may provide up to $1 million per project. Municipal, regional and First Nation governments, as well as not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
The Fund has been allocated as follows:
|Regional Development Agency||Region||Fiscal year 2012-13||Fiscal year 2013-14||Total|
|Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency||Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island||$8,300,000||$8,300,000||$16,600,000|
|Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec||Quebec||$15,600,000||$15,600,000||$31,200,000|
|Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario/Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario||Ontario||$24,800,000||$24,800,000||$49,600,000|
|Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency||Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut||$3,200,000||$3,200,000||$6,400,000|
|Western Economic Diversification Canada||British Columbia, Alberta,Saskatchewan, Manitoba||$23,100,000||$23,100,000||$46,200,000|
More information on the delivery of the Fund in each region is available by contacting each regional development agency. In Northern Ontario, please visit fednor.gc.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-593-5505.
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