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Canada : Yellowknife and Hay River families will benefit from improved community spaces for a better quality of life.

Yellowknife and Hay River families will benefit from essential infrastructure upgrades as well as the improvement and construction of safer places for their children and themselves to play, socialize and exercise as a result of $450,000 from the Government of Canada.

The funding was announced today by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).

The funding supports two projects, one allowing for upgrades to Yellowknifes McMahon Frame Lake Trail and the other one providing for infrastructure improvements in downtown Hay River. Yellowknifes predominant biking and recreational trail, McMahon Frame Lake Trail, has been widened by one metre and resurfaced to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. The upgrades to the trail have also provided a safer and more welcoming environment for tourists keen to discover the area.

In anticipation of co-hosting the Arctic Winter Games in March 2018, essential structural and aesthetic improvements will be realised through directional signage, waste management equipment, outdoor lighting and leisure spaces in Hay River. With new sidewalks and banners in place, there will also be benches, bike racks and public art providing a warm welcome to Arctic athletes and tourists alike showcasing the towns potential as an event host venue.

This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300-million fund that was established to celebrate Canadas 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, up to $12.8 million is being invested across Canadas three territories.

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Date:Jan 30, 2018
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