Building Canada Fund

The Dundurn Rural Water Utility gratefully acknowledges Building Canada Fund—Communities Component.  This is a joint Government of Canada and Government of Saskatchewan grant that provided over 14 million dollars towards this Phase III Potable Water Project.  Every subscriber will benefit from this generous contribution.

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Building Canada Fund – Communities Component

On June 13, 2008, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan signed the Canada-Saskatchewan Building Canada Fund – Communities Component Agreement (BCF-CC) under the Government of Canada Building Canada Plan.  This program provides funding to municipalities with populations less than 100,000 to enhance local infrastructure. 

Under the BCF-CC Agreement, the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan each committed $113.7 million to assist in the construction, renewal, expansion, upgrade or material enhancement of infrastructure across the province. 

Saskatchewan held two application intakes for BCF-CC.  Over 780 applications requesting approximately $670 million in federal-provincial funding were received.  The entire program allocation of $227.5 million in federal-provincial funding available under BCF-CC is fully allocated. 

There are currently 149 projects approved under various categories, including water, wastewater, local roads, recreation, solid waste, and brownfield remediation.  Projects approved are normally cost shared 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.  

Of the 149 projects approved, six pipeline projects will receive approximately $49 million in federal and provincial funding, or 21% of the entire program allocation.  The six pipeline Projects include:

  • - Canora Rural Public Utility Board - $76 thousand federal-provincial funding
  • - Dundurn and Area Wastewater Utility - $6.08 million federal-provincial funding
  • - Dundurn Rural Water Utility Board - $14.15 million federal-provincial funding
  • - Highway 41 Water Utility - $6.19 million federal-provincial funding
  • - Sask. Landing Regional Water Pipeline Utility - $15.49 million federal-provincial funding
  • - Village of Hepburn - $6.63 million federal-provincial funding