Government Giving at Christmas Time

Time of year for giving and it starts at the top.  The past few years have been very good for Alberta.  Recent announcements and plans released indicate that 2008 will also be a great year in Central Alberta.  Both provincial and federal levels of government are workin with regional levels to improve the quality of life for us all.

More money is being spent on infrastructure helping to create not only needed improvements but jobs.  A few of the recent announcements are:

Red Deer residents get upgraded public transit services

Red Deer... The federal and provincial governments will jointly invest nearly $670,000 to upgrade 90 transit stops in the City of Red Deer.

Bob Mills, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, and Mary Anne Jablonski, MLA for Red Deer-North, announced the funding through the Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CAMRIF).

"This infrastructure investment will improve the safety and accessibility of public transit for the growing number of riders in the City of Red Deer," said MP Mills. "Today's announcement demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to help communities become even more vibrant and productive places to live, work and raise families."

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Red Deer County residents get cleaner and safer water

County of Red Deer... The federal and provincial governments will jointly invest $6 million to upgrade water, sanitary sewer and storm systems in the County of Red Deer.

Bob Mills, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable Luke Ouellette, Minister of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation and MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, announced the funding through the Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CAMRIF).

"This investment will ensure safe drinking water, an efficient and reliable wastewater system and a reduction in flooding for the residents of the County of Red Deer," said MP Mills. "The Government of Canada is proud to work in partnership to help our communities become even more vibrant and productive places to live, work and raise families."

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Penhold receives $6 million for new multiplex facility

Penhold... The federal and provincial governments will jointly invest $6 million towards the construction of a multiplex recreation facility in the Town of Penhold.

Bob Mills, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable Luke Ouellette, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, announced the funding through the Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CAMRIF).

"The construction of the Penhold multiplex is an investment in the quality of life for Penhold residents and the surrounding communities," said MP Bob Mills. "This long-term infrastructure investment will provide residents with increased access to fitness and recreational facilities that encourage healthy living."

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Just a few of the projects and spending in Alberta.  Another reason why Central Alberta is a great place to call home.  Housing prices may have slowed but the economic outlook and activity is very progressive and bright. 

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