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Infrastructure funding given to 5 Nunavut projects


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March 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Five infrastructure projects have received joint federal funding under Canada’s Small Communities Fund.

Cape Dorset Cultural Centre

Artist’s rendering of what the interior of Cape Dorset’s new Kenojuak cultural centre and print shop would look like.

The projects involve key community infrastructure in the territory, including a new cultural centre in Cape Dorset, repairs for the Cambridge Bay Arena and the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre. They also include an array of civic arena repairs and upgrades, as well as the replacement of outdated equipment at various playgrounds in the region. Once completed, these projects will contribute to stronger, more inclusive and sustainable communities in the North.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Nunavut are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the territory.

The Government of Canada will provide up to $25,363,862 of the total eligible cost of $49,919,318 for these five projects. The Government of Nunavut will also contribute $6,540,600. Both the Hamlet of Cape Dorset and City of Iqaluit are contributing an approximate total of $18,100,918 towards their own infrastructure projects. The Small Communities Fund allocation for Nunavut is $25,620,063.

 


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