Northern Centennial Projects Qualify For Funding

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 14:01



A number of northern and First Nations communities are among several across the province that will receive funding to complete local Centennial projects.


Roughly $1 million has been allocated by the Federal Government for 83 communities in Saskatchewan to construct local projects for residents.


The projects include community hall equipment for Bear Creek and Garson Lake, upgrades to community centres in Black Point and Chitek Lake, an outdoor skating rink for Descharme Lake, a community park upgrade in Missinipe and a new computer for the library in Sled Lake.


A number of Saskatchewan First Nations have also qualified for this one-time Centennial funding.


They include the Carry the Kettle First Nation, which is getting money to construct a Nakota language centre.


The Pasqua First Nation will receive funding to develop a park playground.


As well, money is being diverted to the Sturgeon Lake First Nation to build a kitchen facility for a waterfront park.