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B.C. and feds announce $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects

March 13, 2017

Infrastructure projects include solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges and more.

Covering a wide range of community infrastructure projects across the province of B.C. including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges and more, the federal government and the province have announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities.

Once example, in Pitt Meadows, funding will go towards replacing the aging Pitt Polder pump station with a new, more efficient system. This new system will help ensure that the city is better prepared to manage and mitigate potential flood situations.

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $43.5 million of the total eligible cost of $149.3 million towards the 26 projects. The Government of British Columbia will also contribute $43.5 million.
  • Local governments will provide the remaining funds to cover their respective project costs.

The largest budgeted projects include the $27.73 million Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board Wastewater Outfall Relocation, the $10.44 million Peachland Creek Water Treatment Plant in Peachland, and  $9.9 million Skaha Estates & Kaleden Sewering Project – Phase 1 in Okanagan-Similkameen.

Other projects include:


Bowen Island’s Cove Bay Water Treatment Plant

Campbell River’s South Island Highway Improvement Project – Phase 2

Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue Complete Streets

Comox Valley’s Comox Strathcona Waste Management Regional Organics Composting Facility

Courtenay’s Rehabilitation of the 5th Street Bridge

Creston’s Schikurski Pump Station Upgrade

Fort St. John’s 100th Street Corridor Improvements – Phase 1

Fraser-Fort George’s Full Service Transfer Station at the Mackenzie Regional Landfill

Gar Creek Water Users Association’s Upper Gar Creek Water Project

Kitimat-Stikine’s Queensway Sewage Lagoon Erosion Protection –  Phase 1

Lantzville’s Phase III Sanitary Sewer Collection System

Maple Ridge’s Maple Ridge Downtown Core Road and Utility Rehabilitation Project, Phase 4

Nanaimo Airport Commission’s Nanaimo Airport Expansion Project Phase 1 – Air Terminal Building

Nelson’s Hall Street Corridor – Phase II

City of North Vancouver’s Replacement of existing Marine Drive Bridge over Mosquito Creek

Slocan’s Springer Creek Micro Hydro Project

Spallumcheen’s Pleasant Valley Road Upgrade

Sparwood’s Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements

Telkwa’s Trobak Hill Water Reservoir

Victoria’s Point Ellice Bridge Upgrade



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