La Ronge and Meadow Lake are two of the big winners in a multi-million-dollar infrastructure announcement today.
The federal and provincial governments are providing a combined $23,034,672 for 26 infrastructure projects across the province.
The two levels of government are contributing a total of $2.8 million of the $4-million cost for upgrades to sewage pumping stations and the sewage treatment plant in La Ronge.
La Ronge Mayor Thomas Sierzycki has posted on Facebook that the project will enable water to continue running in the community during power outages, which is currently not the case.
Meadow Lake is receiving funding for water quality and organic removal upgrades to its water treatment plant. The total cost of that project is $4.7 million.
The projects are being funded under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.
The projects approved for funding in Saskatchewan include drinking water, wastewater, highway, disaster mitigation and solid waste management projects.
Meanwhile, Prince Albert’s Kinsmen Park is getting a $250,000 upgrade to its pathways under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Over $315,000 from the same program is being committed to 12 projects in northern Saskatchewan, including $25,100 for a sports field upgrade in Air Ronge.