About $880 million being delivered to Alberta communities for infrastructure

The money has begun to flow to Alberta’s municipalities for infrastructure projects.

EDMONTON — The money has begun to flow to Alberta’s municipalities for infrastructure projects.

Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous says $880 million will be dispatched this year to communities under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

That’s about $25 million more than had been proposed in the budget put forward by the Progressive Conservatives this spring.

That budget was never passed as the Tories were defeated in the May 5 election.

Bilous says the new NDP government remains committed to stable funding for municipalities.

The NDP plans to bring in a new budget in October.