October 10, 2005

Landfill project qualifies for funds under Canada-Sask infrastructure program

REGINA, SASK-The Northwest Waste Management Authority (NWMA) has qualified for up to $500,000 under the Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (C-S MRIF) for the Northwest Regional Landfill project. The remainder of the project costs, estimated at just over $500,000 will be contributed by the NWMA's partner municipalities. The investment is part of the more than $51 million in federal, provincial and municipal funding allocated for 58 C-S MRIF infrastructure projects across the province. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will contribute $6.2 million each, while participating municipalities will provide the remaining $39 million. . Projects approved include 29 transportation projects, 25 waste water and water supply improvements, and four solid waste projects. Before receiving final approval, community projects undergo a review process under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and all mitigating factors will be addressed during the construction phase.

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