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Westman projects get Provincial government money

11.06.2019 17:04
By: Brad Gordon

24 projects worth 1.7 million get funded by new Building Sustainable Communities fund.

Riverbank Discovery Centre

The Pallister government has announced grants for a number of Westman projects under the new "Building Sustainable Communities Program".

24 projects were announced today, to a total of 1.7 million dollars.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced the list as shovel ready capital projects that can proceed in the summer of 2019.

Among the projects approved, all funded at 75 thousand dollars each;

- Brandon's East End community Centre will upgrade its outdoor rink boards

- The Riverbank Discovery Centre will replace the non-functioning pathway lighting system with a floodproof solar LED off-grid system

- The Souris Glenwood Memorial Complex will see upgrades and new equipment

- The Town of Neepawa will use the funds on its multi-use trail park.

Meanwhile, the province also announced it will establish a fund to to preserve Manitoba's heritage buildings.

A fifteen million dollar Heritage Resources Trust Fund will annually provide grants to repair and restore hertiage buildings.

Grant guidelines are in the process of being developed.