Economic stimulus money paving Paulson section of highway

By Contributor
March 4th, 2010

Residents in Christina Lake, Grand Forks and the Boundary will benefit from a resurfaced road from Highway 3 between Paulson Bridge and the avalanche gate, thanks to federal and provincial infrastructure funding. This project is just one example of both governments’ commitment to stimulate the British Columbia economy through the creation of jobs in our communities while improving transportation efficiency.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our government is getting shovels in the ground and flowing money faster to stimulate the economy in British Columbia,” says President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Stockwell Day. “This is an important highway upgrade for the local community, and is one of the many projects we are investing in to create jobs during the second year of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.”

“This road resurfacing project will support our local economies by providing a safe, smooth ride for residents, tourists and transportation vehicles traveling through the area,” says Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater. “By investing in infrastructure, we are keeping people working while preparing for the future.”

The Governments of Canada and British Columbia will each invest up to $1,125,000 in the project.

This project is one of 15, announced on March 1, 2010, across the province that will break ground thanks to close to $35.4 million in joint federal and provincial funding. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia have taken steps to get shovels in the ground and to flow money faster for targeted infrastructure projects starting in the 2010 construction season.

For more information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca. The website www.creatingjobs.gc.ca has more information on federal infrastructure investments in British Columbia. 

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