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Feds carve out $118M slice of infrastructure pie for Saskatchewan

Deal will unlock a total of $236.6 million in joint federal-provincial funding

September 19, 2016  by Canadian Staff

REGINA—Nearly two dozen projects in Saskatchewan will benefit from the federal government’s latest provincial infrastructure agreement.

Saskatchewan and Ottawa reached a deal late last week that will unlock $236.6 million in joint funding, a figure that includes $118.3 million in federal funds.

10 of the projects covered under the program are in the water and wastewater field, while the dozen others are transit-related. Among other projects, the funds will go toward replacing aging water mains, the purchase of new buses, various transit network updates and research looking at how to improve transportation between Regina and Saskatoon.

The province is expected to identify additional projects that will also receive funding over the next six months.