CACHE CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2012) - Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal funding for improvements to Cache Creek Recreational Park''s playground equipment and site under the Harper Government''s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
"By improving facilities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity while improving local facilities," said MP Strahl. "With today''s investment, our Government is demonstrating our commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term economic prosperity."
With $128,300 in federal funding, the Village of Cache Creek will raise the existing level of the playground to address flooding issues, install paving stones, and level the sloped area between the pool and playground. The City will also replace existing playground equipment to meet current safety standards.
"This initiative will improve the accessibility and functionality of the park, as well as protect the playground and gazebo from future flooding," said Mayor John Ranta. "New paving stones around the gazebo will provide an attractive and functional area for community events, and leveling the sloped area between the pool and playground will offer an expanded area for picnicking. We are very excited about this project."
CIIF supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure accessible to the public. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.
Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.
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