Residents of Shellbrook will soon wade through an upgraded swimming pool, with the federal government pitching in almost $40,000 to pay for the project.
Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback made the announcement on Tuesday, on behalf of Lynne Yelich, minister of state for western economic diversification.
“Our government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities,” Hoback said in a release.
“By improving community facilities like the swimming pool in Shellbrook, we are assisting the economic boom in Saskatchewan by helping municipalities upgrade recreational services in order to accommodate their expanding populations.”
The funding came out of the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. It will go toward helping remove the pool’s toddler pool, which has deteriorated significant, replacing it with a splash park.
“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this support,” Shellbrook deputy mayor Lois Freedman said in a release.
“This allows us to upgrade a facility in our community that is in dire need of replacement. The swimming pool facility attracts many people and with a new splash pool the facility will be utilized by many more.”