$1 million in federal cash designated for Lacombe and Eckville projects

Recreation and infrastructure projects in Lacombe and Eckville are benefiting from a combined $1 million of federal funding.

Recreation and infrastructure projects in Lacombe and Eckville are benefitting from a combined $1 million of federal funding.

Some $365,460 from the Recreation Infrastructure Canada program will go towards constructing a new field house in Lacombe. The facility that will include locker rooms, a storage facility, washrooms, a first aid station, and concession will enhance the town’s recreational options.

The investment will insure that Lacombe-area families have access to a broad range of safe recreational activities for years to come,” said Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins.

Lacombe’s deputy mayor Wayne Rempel said the town is happy to partner with the federal government on a project that will benefit local residents.

Money from the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Funding program will go towards sewer management and lift system projects for the Town of Eckville. Ottawa is committing $109,962 for the stormwater management program and $546,898 for the lift station and force main upgrades.

“Initiatives like these . . . will provide immediate, long-term benefits that will help keep the Town of Eckville healthy, clean and a great place to work and live,” said Calkins.

Eckville Mayor Helen Posti said she’s glad that all levels of government are helping revamp Eckville’s failing infrastructure.

The provincial government has also contributed toward the projects through a joint federal-provincial effort.