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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Merritt's Community Infrastructure

July 28,  2015- Merritt,  British Columbia- Western  Economic  Diversification  Canada

Today, Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan- Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $110,000 for upgrades to the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre, under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community  Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related  initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts:
• The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. It is part of the federal government's activities to honour Canada's 1501 anniversary of Confederation in 2017. WD is responsible for the distribution of $46,200,000 over two years for Western Canada.
• This project will rehabilitate the roof of the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre in Merritt.

"The rehabilitation to the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre will help further support and promote the rich and diverse culture of this vibrant community."
- Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan - Coquihalla

Additional  Links:
• WD: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
• City of Merritt


Nicholas Insley Office of the Minister
Western Economic Diversification Telephone:  613-954-1042