Timely, targeted spending of more than $43 million is being injected into the communities of Taber, Raymond, Brooks and Acadia Valley. This investment will help support local economies and create job opportunities by upgrading or replacing  water/wastewater treatment systems, an emergency spillway, a wetlands area, and a community hall. Alberta is investing more than $15 million, while the Government of Canada is providing about $16.7 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth. Alberta came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.

“Building vital infrastructure is a key part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Ensuring communities and organizations can get started on the planning and construction of these ICIP projects figures prominently in our plan to create needed jobs and boost local economies where it matters most.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“These investments and associated projects will go a long way towards benefiting current and future Albertans. The funding made available will ensure safe and reliable public infrastructure in the event of an emergency, – reliable water/wastewater treatment systems that are essential for the environment and play a role in sustaining healthy watersheds throughout the province. Most importantly, this comes at a crucial time in our economic recovery from COVID-19 and will help get Albertans back to work in some of our smaller communities.”

Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks

“Investing in infrastructure construction projects, like the Taber and Raymond water and wastewater projects, are an integral part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. These investments are strategically designed to get Albertans working now, support economic growth and encourage long-term prosperity well into the future.”

Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation

“This investment in a new community hall for the MD of Acadia will create jobs and provide a hub where our residents can gather for generations to come. Our entire community is thankful for the investment from the federal and provincial governments, particularly in these difficult economic times.”

Pete Rafa, reeve, Municipal District of Acadia

Quick facts

  • Three ICIP projects are approved for Taber.
    • The Municipal District of Taber Horsefly Emergency Spillway Phase 1 project.
      • Total project cost is $22,195,050, with the federal government providing $8,878,049, the province (Environment and Parks) providing $7,397,610 and the municipality/other providing $5,919,391.
    • The Town of Taber East Taber Constructed Wetland project.
      • Total project cost is $7.4 million, with the federal government providing $2,531,000, the province (Environment and Parks) providing $3,228,870 and the municipality/other providing $1,211,130. An additional $429,000 is being provided through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
    • The Town of Taber Water Treatment Plant pH Adjustment CO2 Injection project.
      • Total project cost is $440,000, with $176,000 in funding from the federal government, $146,652 from the province (Transportation) and the municipality/other providing $117,348.
  • One ICIP project is approved for Raymond.
    • The Town of Raymond Wastewater Treatment System Expansion project.
      • Total project cost is $8 million, with the federal government providing $3.2 million, the province (Transportation) contributing $2,666,666 and the municipality/other providing $2,133,334.
  • One ICIP project is approved for Brooks.
    • The City of Brooks Sanitary Wastewater Replacement and Hort Lift Station Connection project.
      • Total project cost is $3,331,000, with the federal government providing $1,332,400, the province (Municipal Affairs Municipal Sustainability Initiative) providing $1,110,222 and the municipality/other providing $888,378.
  • One ICIP project is approved for Acadia Valley.
    • The Municipal District of Acadia Acadia Valley Community Hall project.
      • Total project cost is $2 million, with the federal government providing $560,000, the province (Municipal Affairs Municipal Sustainability Initiative) contributing $466,420 and the municipality/other providing $973,580.
  • Support for ICIP infrastructure projects are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. This spending includes:
    • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
    • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
    • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
    • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects
    • $500 million in municipal infrastructure
    • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL

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