WINNIPEG — The province pledged more than $1.4 million to a flood recovery project in Manitoba Monday.
The Manitoba government will assist the rural municipalities of Victoria Beach, St. Clements, Bifrost, Riverton and Gimli to boost flood protection at Albert, Patricia and Pebble beaches, Riverton and the Willow Island access road. Premier Greg Selinger announced Monday.
Funding for the projects is to be drawn from the Building Manitoba Fund.
“The province is pleased to partner with the municipalities to build permanent dike protection,” Selinger said in the prepared announcement.
The Building Manitoba Fund is Manitoba’s program for sharing provincial tax revenue with municipalities.
Municipalities are to receive infrastructure and other project funding equal to one per cent of the provincial sales tax.
Although there is funding available for flood-related activities through the federal-provincial Disaster Financial Assistance program arrangements, not all projects qualify under federal guidelines, the province said.
On Friday, the province also announced help for the Village of Winnipegosis and the community of Crane River to build permanent flood protection.
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 5, 2014