The Government of Manitoba announced on October 21 an investment in improved flood protection for residents of the community of Red Deer Lake. The Red Deer Lake Community Dikes Initiative will consist of building two dike sections to provide continuous flood protection around the community to prevent flooding in the entire area, which includes around 40 residences.

“Our Government is pleased to be contributing to this important protection initiative because it’s an investment in the safety and quality of life for residents in Red Deer Lake,” said Robert Sopuck, MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette. “By supporting this high-priority initiative, we are delivering on our commitment to provide greater safety for residents, as well as significant economic benefits for Manitoba.”

A joint contribution of $450,000 will be made by the federal and provincial governments through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, and Manitoba will also provide an additional $50,000 to cover the full initiative cost of $500,000.

“The Province of Manitoba is committed to these kinds of projects that not only protect communities from flood events, but also provide jobs and economic stability,” said Manitoba Minister of Municipal Government, Stan Struthers. “I would like to congratulate the local leadership for highlighting the need for this important project and for their continuing efforts to improve the lives of their citizens.”

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