The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $11.1 million in federal-provincial funding for 24 new infrastructure projects in the province.

In Melfort, the active landfill will adopt a progressive closure plan. The existing waste disposal cells will be decommissioned, and other measures will be taken to properly close the landfill and minimize any environmental impact. Eventually, the site will be returned to native vegetated land, which acts as a carbon sink.

“Thanks to federal and provincial funding, the City of Melfort is able to move forward with its landfill decommissioning project. Once completed, this project will help protect the environment and make Melfort and area an even better place to live, work, play and raise a family in the heart of east-central Saskatchewan,” said Glenn George, Mayor of Melfort.

“The investments announced today will help protect Saskatchewan’s nature, create new green spaces and help local residents get around their community. In partnership with provinces and municipalities, our government is investing in the well-being and development of our communities,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

The Town of Indian Head will close and decommission two active waste disposal cells at its landfill, while reclaiming over half of the site. The recovered area will be converted into a transfer station for residents to continue properly disposing of waste. The site will also be revegetated to help mitigate environmental impacts in the community.

Twelve communities, including Battleford, Kamsack, and Candle Lake, will receive an investment of over $3.8 million from the Government of Canada and more than $3.1 million from the Government of Saskatchewan. These investments will support landfill decommissioning projects across the province.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to invest more than $5.6 million toward these important infrastructure projects. Once completed, these projects will help maintain a healthy environment, improve our provincial transportation network and position Saskatchewan for further growth,” said Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations.

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Additionally, the Government of Canada will invest more than $1.5 million towards local bridge projects in 11 communities including the rural municipalities of Garden River, Glen Bain, Harris, and Lakeside. The Government of Saskatchewan will invest over $2.3 million. These projects will replace timber and concrete-over-timber bridges in communities with new structures or culvert installations.

“Environmental stewardship is a key priority for our municipal council as we continue to strive to make the Town of Battleford the best place it can be for all who visit and for all who call it home,” said Ames Leslie, Mayor of the Town of Battleford.

Project Information

Location / Area Proponent;  Project Project Details Federal Contribution under ICIP

(+CCBF Contribution)

Provincial Contribution Proponent Contribution
Battleford, Town of *Town of Battleford;

Battleford Landfill Decommissioning

Construct an engineered cover and remove old materials to decommission the landfill and perform reclamation works on the site $129,400 $107,823 $86,277
Candle Lake, Resort Village of *Resort Village of Candle Lake;

Decommissioning of Historic Landfill

Decommission the historic landfill cell, establish a surface water drainage plan, and implement post-closure monitoring plans $243,760 $203,113 $162,527
Caron No.162, Rural Municipality (RM) of *RM of Caron No. 162; 643 Caron Grid Bridge Replacement Dismantle, dispose of, and replace the existing timber bridge with a new culvert installation $31,615 $63,210 $94,825
Connaught No. 457, RM of RM of Connaught No. 457;

Keays Bridge Replacement

Dismantle, dispose, and replace the existing timber bridge with a new culvert installation $80,016 $159,984 $240,000
Elcapo No. 154, RM of RM of Elcapo No. 154;

Oakshela Solid Waste Disposal Facility Site Assessment, Site Closure, and Decommissioning

Complete an environmental site assessment, develop a corrective action plan, site closure plan, and carry out the decommission plan $275,080 $229,210 $183,410
Elmsthorpe No. 100, RM of RM of Elmsthorpe No. 100;

Miller Bridge Replacement

Dismantle, dispose of, and replace the existing timber bridge with a new culvert installation $48,010 $95,990 $144,000
Fort Q’Appelle, Town of North Valley Waste Management Authority Inc.;

Decommissioning Project

Decommission the regional landfill with the construction of a clay cap covered in topsoil mixed with native grass mix $53,151 $44,288 $35,438
Garden River No. 490, RM of *RM of Garden River No. 490;

Double Creek Road Bridge Replacement

Dismantle, dispose of, and replace the existing timber bridge with three new culvert installations $166,700 $333,300 $500,000
Glen Bain No. 105, RM of *RM of Glen Bain No. 105;

Kornaga Bridge  Rehabilitation

Dismantle and dispose of the existing precast concrete-on-timber bridge and install a new bridge structure $166,700 $333,300 $500,000
Harris No. 316, RM of *RM of Harris No. 316;

Clayton Bridge Replacement

Dismantle and dispose of the existing precast concrete-on-timber bridge and install a new bridge structure $166,700

(+$126,981)

$333,300 $373,019
Indian Head, Town of Town of Indian Head;

Detailed Design and Construction of Landfill Closure

Decommission two waste cells including construction of a cover, surface water controls, retention of a transfer station, and revegetation of the remainder of the site $1,096,952 $914,035 $731,392
Kamsack, Town of *Town of Kamsack;

Landfill Decommissioning and Reclamation

Decommission and reclaim the landfill by constructing a non-permeable cap and vegetation cover, initiating an environmental monitoring program, and implementing a transfer station $548,240 $456,821 $365,539
Kelliher, Village of *Village of Kelliher;

Landfill Decommissioning & Reclamation

Decommission the landfill by constructing a final cover, implementing a transfer station, and returning the remainder of the site to pasture land $118,005 $98,327 $78,680
Lakeside No. 338, RM of *RM of Lakeside No. 338;

640 Bridge Replacement

Dismantle and dispose of the existing timber bridge and install a new bridge structure $166,700 $333,300 $500,000
LeRoy, RM of RM of LeRoy No. 339;

NNE 11 Bridge Replacement

Dismantle and dispose of the existing timber bridge and install a new bridge or large diameter culverts $58,345

(+$101,790)

$116,655 $73,210
LeRoy, RM  of RM of LeRoy No. 339;

NNE 9 Bridge Replacement

Dismantle, dispose, and replace the existing timber bridge with a new large diameter culvert $58,345

(+$101,790)

$116,655 $73,210
Luseland, Town of Town of Luseland;

Landfill Decommissioning

Decommission the landfill by providing a final cover, performing an environmental assessment and converting the site to a transfer station $86,500 $72,076 $57,674
Meeting Lake No. 466, RM of *RM of Meeting Lake No. 466;

Landfill Closure and Site Decommissioning

Decommission the landfill with a final cover and convert the site into a transfer station $140,000 $116,655 $93,345
Melfort, City of *City of Melfort;

Melfort Landfill Decommissioning- Progressive Closure of the Active Landfill

Close and decommission the existing waste disposal cells, progressively build a final cover and return the site to native vegetated land $984,352 $820,211 $656,316
Porcupine No. 395, RM of *RM of Porcupine No. 395;

Serhan Bridge Replacement

Dismantle and dispose of the existing timber bridge and install a new bridge structure $125,025 $249,975 $375,000
Strasbourg, Town of Town of Strasbourg; Lions Park Revitalization Project Revitalize municipal park $183,640 $153,018 $122,442
Swift Current No. 137, RM of *RM of Swift Current No. 137;

Decommissioning of Wymark Landfill

Perform an environmental site assessment and decommissioning plan and plant grass seed on the final cover $51,920 $43,262 $34,618
Val Marie, Village of Village of Val Marie; Landfill Decommissioning Decommission and reclaim the landfill to help achieve intended future use of agricultural land $89,000 $74,159 $59,341
Wheatlands No. 163, RM of RM of Wheatlands No. 163;

Bridge Replacement

Dismantle, dispose of, and replace the existing timber bridge with a new culvert installation $91,685

(+$75,094)

$183,315 $199,906
Total Project Funding $5,159,841 (+$405,655) $5,651,982 $5,740,169

 

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