News Release Article from  Government of Canada

FedNor Invests $100,000 to Enhance Community Asset in Prince Township

February 10, 2017 – Prince Township, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Prince Township convert a community gathering spot into a multi-purpose, year-round community facility. The pavilion will be used by Prince Township and Sault Ste. Marie area residents for community and cultural events, including a farmers' market and day camp for children during the summer months, and a skating rink in the winter.

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment. Specifically, the funding will help extend the concrete pad foundation, partially enclose the structure, upgrade the electrical services, and greatly enhance the parking area surrounding the facility.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada's coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada's rich heritage and history.

Quick facts

  • CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to working with local partners to address infrastructure needs that strengthen our communities' social and cultural fabric. Today's announcement will enhance the quality of life in Prince Township, promote a healthy lifestyle for area residents, and help bring the community together."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in communities to enhance recreational facilities that provide benefits to its residents. This FedNor investment will ensure residents of Prince Township and the surrounding area can truly benefit from this upgraded facility, while becoming more active and getting involved in community activities."

– Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie

"We would like to thank FedNor for this much needed investment. In addition to providing a facility for residents to buy and sell locally, the venue will allow our residents of all ages to be more active and get involved in a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. This facility will serve an important role as a community gathering place."

– Ken Lamming, Mayor, Prince Township

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Contact

Kim Fewchuk
Communications Officer - FedNor
705-971-4112
kim.fewchuk@canada.ca


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