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Lumby Recieves $1 Million Grant

Lumby Gets Funding to Upgrade its Sewage Lift Station and Community Park

Project approved under Canada’s Small Communities Fund

July 10, 2015                       Lumby, British Columbia    

Residents of Lumby will benefit from upgrades to wastewater infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

The contributions will support the construction of a larger main sewage lift station to replace the current station, which has reached the end of its life. Adjacent distribution pipes will also be replaced. Besides the benefit of reducing the risk of sewage back-ups, residents and visitors to Oval Park will also benefit from a new public washroom facility that will be built constructed as part of the project.

The project announced today is among 55 recently approved in British Columbia that will collectively receive more than $128 million in joint federal-provincial funding under the Small Communities Fund. These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province that have fewer than 100,000 residents. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across British Columbia for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $519,333 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of British Columbia will contribute up to $519,333 to this project.
  • The Village of Lumby will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
  • The total estimated cost for this project is $1,558,000.
  • The 55 projects approved for funding in British Columbia under the Small Communities Fund so far include 24 drinking water projects, 22 wastewater projects, four highway projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects and one solid waste management project.

To view the July 10, 2015 media release: Lumby Gets Funding to Upgrade its Sewage Lift Station and Community Park, click here.

Quotes

     “We are proud to invest in projects like constructing a larger sewage lift station that will benefit the citizens of the Village of Lumby by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government’s commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund, we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of British Columbia’s residents while helping create jobs and economic growth.”

-Colin Mayes

Member of Parliament for Okanagan — Shuswap

On behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and

Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

 

     “Lumby’s existing sewer main lift station is more than 50 years old, so this announcement couldn’t come at a better time. Replacing it now makes good sense from a capacity perspective but also in terms of protecting the environment. B.C.’s partnership in the Small Communities Fund makes these big-ticket infrastructure projects possible and I’m proud the province is a funding partner.”       

-Eric Foster

MLA for Vernon-Monashee

    “Even with prudent financial planning, small local governments are challenged to fund infrastructure projects. That is why it is so critical to partner with other levels of government on priority infrastructure. With strong provincial and federal leaders we are able to collaborate to access this important funding that Lumby would not be able to generate on its own. Added amenities include public washrooms which will increase the enjoyment and usability of the Park.”

-Kevin Acton

Mayor, Village of Lumby

 

Associated Links

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

Learn more about the Small Communities Fund at work in British Columbia: www.gov.bc.ca/smallcommunitiesfund

 

 

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am

1775 Glencaird Street
PO Box 430
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0
250.547.2171

 

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