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Monday, December 6, 2021

Manitoba is pursuing applications for the North End Water Treatment Facility and the Winnipeg Transit Plan

Key takeaways:

  • Two key projects in Winnipeg are moving forward thanks to the provincial government.
  • The transit plan is a 25-year strategy for the city to better serve and respond to Winnipeg residents.

Thanks to the provincial government, two important projects in Winnipeg are moving forward.

The province announced on Wednesday that it had submitted an application to the federal government for the second phase of the North End Water Treatment Facility and the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan.

In a news release, Premier Heather Stefanson said, “Our government is embarking on a new road; we are determined to work side by side with all Manitobans to progress major goals and initiatives to build a better, brighter future; for everyone.”

New raw sewage pumps, plate screens, and grit washing machines, as well as other modifications, will be installed at the water treatment facility to extend the plant’s life.

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The transit plan is a 25-year strategy for the city to better serve and respond to Winnipeg residents.

Mayor Brian Bowman expressed his gratitude for Stefanson’s support, noting that this is the first time a sitting premier has visited city hall for an announcement while the mayor is still in office.

“We will deliver more than $1 billion to build Winnipeg for the future if all levels of government commit. The statement made today is a huge step forward in reaching those goals for Winnipeg and Manitoba, “Bowman stated.

Manitoba pushing forward application for North End Water Treatment Facility  and Winnipeg Transit plan

“It’s a compliment to (Stefanson) and her leadership that these two essential infrastructure projects have moved forward in such a small period of time.”

Stefanson stated that a lot of effort had gone into developing these applications and that now was the time to move forward with them.

“I think Manitobans and Winnipeggers want to see this move forward, so I’m just glad it’s finally moving forward,” Stefanson said.

Bowman stated that while talks with the provincial and federal governments will continue, it was critical to get the application in the queue so that the talks could begin.

Stefanson said these are City of Winnipeg initiatives, and the government will rely on the city to handle them.

“This is something that has a huge impact on the city,” Stefanson said, “therefore, I believe it empowers the city to manage it.”

Source: CTV News

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