Funding Flows For Northern Centennial Projects

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 14:56



A five-kilometre cross-country ski and walking trail in Weyakwin is one of several Centennial projects that has qualified for federal funding.


Ottawa announced yesterday that 243 projects in Saskatchewan will receive a combined $3.1 million in funding as a way of commemorating the province’s Centennial.


Several other northern Saskatchewan communities are in line for federal funding.


The English River First Nation in Patuanak is receiving money to build an outdoor amphitheatre.


The Waterhen Lake First Nation is getting funding for the construction of a race track.


Ile-a-la-Crosse will get funding to upgrade its Centennial and War Veterans parks.


Several other northern municipalities and First Nations received funds for things like upgrades to community halls or recreational facilities.


Communities were asked to identify priority projects that would benefit residents and leave a legacy for future generations.