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16 eastern P.E.I. communities get funding for recreation, wastewater projects

MORELL, P.E.I. —

Sixteen projects in eastern P.E.I. got a boost in the form of $11.5 million in funding Friday. 

The projects include the construction and renovation of cultural, recreational, water and wastewater projects.

In Morell, for example, improvements to the community wastewater treatment system will be made to provide better wastewater treatment services to the community. 

The investments will also go to upgrades and renovations to the Morell Community Rink, including new dressing rooms, new accessible and barrier-free public washrooms, an improved front entrance for wheelchair accessibility and a skate sharpening area.

Other projects include improvements to community and recreation facilities, upgrades to pedestrian walkways, improving playgrounds and trails and upgrading municipal water and wastewater infrastructure.

The federal government is investing over $5.3 million in total towards the 16 projects, while the P.E.I. government is contributing over $6.2 million in total.

Projects in Three Rivers include a new ice-surfacing machine for Georgetown, along with the construction of an accessible pedestrian bridge over the Montague River and in-ground seating for a concert area. 

Improvements will be made to the lighthouse in Wood Islands, including the installation of a heat and cooling pump, an accessible ramp, new windows and interior repairs. 

The Murray River Community Hall will see the construction of a building addition and new basement to allow for restrooms, kitchen and mechanical system. 

Meanwhile, work in Stratford involves constructing a natural playground and a multi-use building at the Fullerton’s Creek conservation area.

The full list of projects can be found at www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

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