More than $53 million in joint funding for 24 recreation and green infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan will help the province address infrastructure improvements to arenas, swimming pools, and outdoor facilities, as well as support solar energy projects.

The two new solar energy projects, including the Awasis Solar Project on land owned by Cowessess First Nation southeast of Regina, will supply clean energy directly to the Saskatchewan electrical grid. SaskPower is also set to implement a battery energy storage project that will help balance the power system during power demand spikes and support intermittent generation options such as wind and solar.

Moreover, investments in water and wastewater infrastructure in several Saskatchewan municipalities will improve capacity to meet current and future demand while ensuring continued compliance with provincial and federal regulations.

“From swimming pools to solar projects, the Government of Canada is taking actions to support families, businesses, and the economy in Saskatchewan and across the country now, so that we can build resilient communities for years to come,” said Jim Carr, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for the Prairies.The funding announced today will help communities build back better, create jobs, and build cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

Providing communities with reliable, ecofriendly, and sustainable infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments. The Government of Canada is investing more than $31.1 million in these 24 projects through the Investing in Canada plan, with the Government of Saskatchewan providing over $22.7 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $7.2 million.

“Cowessess First Nation strives to be an economic self-sustaining partner in the growth of the province and Country. This goal becomes a reality when the plan includes investment from the government,” said Chief Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation. “As the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action provide us all direction to bridge the gap, Cowessess First Nation will help this province and country in renewable energy to assure our seven generations ahead may have a sustainable place to call home.”

Recreation infrastructure projects funded under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream

Location Project Name Project Details Federal
Funding
Provincial
Funding
Municipal /
Other
Funding
Indian
Head,
Town of
Swimming Pool
Renovation
Build a new outdoor swimming
pool, with a lap pool, leisure pool,
waterslide feature and beach
entry area.
$704,813 $587,285 $469,934
Pense,
Village of
Arena Flooring
and Piping
Upgrades
Replace the brine piping system
in both the skating arena and
curling rink and install a new
flooring base.
$342,440 $285,338 $228,322
Rockglen,
Town of
Rinks Plant
Project
Combine the skating and curling
rink ice together as one plant and
update the safety controls, brine
pumps, and condenser.
$176,000 $146,650 $117,348
Sturgeon
Lake, First
Nations of
Children’s
Playgrounds
Install accessible, safe and
modern playground equipment for
youth.
$223,951 $74,650 $0
Turtleford,
Town of
Spray and Play Build an outdoor recreational
facility.
$63,000 $52,495 $42,005
Watson,
Town of
McNab
Regional Park
Authority
Clubhouse
Renovation
Replace the existing shower
house according to the highest
accessibility an environmental
standards, and install a high-
efficiency furnace and on-demand
water heaters, floor heat, LED
lighting and appropriate
ventilation.
$99,514 $82,920 $66,351
Willow
Bunch No.
42, Rural
Municipality of
Swimming Pool
Showerhouse
Revitalization–
Jean Louis
Legare
Regional Park
Authority
Renovate the existing shower
house building.
$32,000 $26,664 $21,336
Total federal, provincial and municipal / other funding $1,641,718 $1,256,002 $945,296

 

Drinking water, waste water, solid waste management, and clean energy projects funded under the Green Infrastructure Stream

Location Project Name Project Details Federal
Funding
Provincial
Funding
Municipal /
Other
Funding
Balcarres,
Town of
New Well Project Construct two new wells and
replace raw water pipeline.
$392,000 $326,634 $261,366
Britannia
No. 502,
Rural Municipality of
Greenstreet
Lagoon
Expansion
Increase capacity of the
lagoon cells and meet
effluent limits.
$237,150 $197,606 $158,120
Ceylon,
Village of
Water Treatment
Plant Upgrades
Install a new mechanical
piping and filtration system
and new distribution pumps
to meet current demand.
$119,721 $99,757 $79,824
Cowessess
First Nation
SaskPower –
Awasis 10MW
Solar
Interconnection
Connect the Awasis Solar
Project to the provincial
electrical grid.
$1,702,500 *$1,702,500 $0
Edenwold
No. 158,
Rural Municipality of
Awasis Solar –
10 MW Project
Implement the Awasis Solar
Project.
$3,500,000 $0 $1,166,667
Frontier,
Village of
Landfill
Decommissioning
Conduct environmental site
assessments, and
decommission the landfill.
$408,568 $340,439 $272,413
Lakeland
No. 521,
Rural Municipality of
McPhee Lake
Landfill Cover
Provide final cover for the
landfill and return the site to
a vegetated area.
$141,308 $117,745 $94,217
Macklin,
Town of
Cast Iron Water
Main Replacement
Replace the current cast iron
water main lines and replace
them with PVC lines.
$791,502 $659,519 $527,734
Ogema,
Town of
Wastewater
Infrastructure
Upgrades
Upgrade the wastewater
infrastructure including the
construction of new cells,
sewage force main, sewage
lift station, effluent irrigation
system, reject water
discharge line, and
associated works.
$1,125,200 $937,573 $750,227
Pilger,
Village of
Treatment Plant
Upgrade
Install a reverse osmosis
filtration system, chemical
feed system, distribution
piping, and perform
associated electrical,
mechanical, and civil works.
$170,400 $141,986 $113,614
Porcupine Plain,
Town of
Landfill Closure —
Porcupine
Regional Waste
Management
Authority
Decommission and close the
existing municipal
landfill site.
$60,251 $50,204 $40,173
Regina,
City of
SaskPower –
Battery Energy
Storage System
(BESS)
Implement a project that will
help balance the power
system during power
demand spikes and support
intermittent generation
options such as wind and
solar.
$13,114,675 *$13,114,675 $0
Saltcoats,
Town of
Landfill
Corrective Action
and Closure
Prepare and implement a
corrective action and closure
plan, including grading, cap
barrier and topsoil
placement.
$76,840 $64,027 $51,233
Spiritwood,
Town of
Sewage Pumping
Station Replacements
Decommission and replace
two sewage pumping
stations.
$844,800 $703,930 $563,270
Weyburn
No. 67,
Rural Municipality of
Pesâkâstêw
Solar Project
Implement the Pesâkâstêw
Solar Project
$3,500,000 $0 $1,166,667
Weyburn
No. 67,
Rural Municipality of
SaskPower –
Pesâkâstêw
10MW Solar
Interconnection
Connect the Pesâkâstêw
Solar Project to the
provincial electrical grid
$1,695,000 *$1,695,000 $0
Wynyard,
Town of
Cast Iron Water
Mains
Replacement
Replace the current cast iron
water mains and associated
works.
$1,586,084 $1,321,604 $1,057,522
Total federal, provincial and municipal / other funding $29,465,999 $21,473,199 $6,303,047

*Provincial portion funded by SaskPower, a provincial Crown corporation in Saskatchewan.

Table Source: Infrastructure Canada

Featured image from Awasis Solar.

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