Stan­dard to re­ceive funds from Canada 150 Pro­gram

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail

Stan­dard and Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety will re­ceive $50,000 to up­grade the light­ing to be more en­ergy ef­fi­cient at the Stan­dard and Rose­bud Arena through the Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram (CIP 150). The Gov­ern­ment of Canada set forth this pro­gram as part of the Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tion of con­fed­er­a­tion.

The Gov­ern­ment will pro­vide an ad­di­tional $150 mil­lion to in­vest in im­prove­ments to com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try through the CIP 150, with pri­or­i­ties in projects that ren­o­vate, ex­pand, and im­prove lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture. $46.5 mil­lion of this has been al­lo­cated for West­ern Canada and will be dis­trib­uted by West­ern Eco­nomic Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion Canada in the next two years. Con­sid­er­a­tion was given to projects that up­grade al­ready ex­ist­ing recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties, ad­vance a clean growth econ­omy, and have a pos­i­tive im­pact on In­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties.

Dar­shan Kang, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Cal­gary Skyview, on be­half of Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for West­ern Eco­nomic Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion Canada states in the me­dia re­lease, “Through­out Canada, com­mu­ni­ties are adding im­proved in­fra­struc­ture and ameni­ties for use by res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike. The new Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram-funded are­nas and recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties in Strath­more, Air­drie, Sik­sika Na­tion, Stan­dard. Stoney Na­tion Ch­ester­mere, and Banff will be en­joyed for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

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