Canada – Canada and FCM invest in stronger asset management in Saskatchewan communities

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.45 million in 38 Saskatchewan communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

Ottawa, January 27, 2022— From roads and buildings, to wastewater systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing over $1.45 million in 38 Saskatchewan communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:   

The Rural Municipality of Waverley No. 44 will complete an asset management program that will involve the physical inspection and evaluation of culverts and roadway assets. The program will include condition assessments, valuations, life-cycle analysis and projected replacement cost of each asset. The asset management plan will aid in decision-making when implementing asset maintenance and replacement programs and assist the Rural Municipality in future capital planning.
The Town of Porcupine Plain will set up an asset management framework that will include an updated policy and strategy, as well as development of a roadmap and plan to focus on road, water and sewer networks, and building asset classes. The Town will also train staff to improve in-house asset management capacity.
The City of Martensville will assess asset condition of roads, sidewalks & curbs, pathways, sanitary sewers, and storm water infrastructure and compile digitally existing assets condition information. The comprehensive drainage review will include development of a storm model for the city and the creation of the asset management program will provide a comprehensive plan to manage all asset classes and provide recommendations for the establishment and ongoing work of the city’s asset management program.

Further information on the 38 projects can be found in the backgrounder.

“Our municipal partners manage essential, complex pieces of infrastructure. Through the Municipal Asset Management Program, our Government is ensuring they have data-driven tools to get an accurate picture of the state of those assets. This enables them to make well-informed decisions now and for years to come, for the benefit of their residents.”

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Our government is investing in infrastructure asset management projects that will help communities grow their local economy and improve residents’ quality of life. The funding Saskatchewan will receive from the Municipal Asset Management Program will help to manage municipal infrastructure and make stronger investment decisions based on reliable data which will shape their future.”

The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

“Across the country, communities of all sizes are gearing up for life post-pandemic. They’re working to enhance their infrastructure and natural assets so they can continue to have sustainable and reliable services to improve residents’ quality of life. Ensuring local governments have the right tools to make sound asset management decisions is one way we can help drive Canada’s economic recovery.”

Joanne Vanderheyden, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for 38 new asset management initiatives in communities in Saskatchewan amounting to $1,456,808.

The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices. 

It provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. 

The $110-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 1063 municipal asset management projects.

As part of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $969 million in more than 550 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Jean-Sébastien Comeau

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Cell: (343) 574-8116

Jean-Sebastien.Comeau@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Canada – Canada and FCM invest in stronger asset management in Alberta communities

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.68 million in 38 Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

Ottawa, January 21, 2022 — From roads and buildings, to wastewater systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing over $1.68 million in 38 Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:   

 The Town of Oyen, the Village of Consort, the Town of Coronation, the Village of Carbon, the Village of Linden, the Village of Rockyford, the Village of Hussar, the Village of Standard, and the Town of Drumheller will advance asset management practices under the collaborative project: Palliser Regional Asset Management Project. This project will provide continued geographic information system (GIS) expertise, support and training to ensure the investment will continue to be valuable for years to come and give the municipalities the opportunity to improve their asset management practices.
The City of Spruce Grove will collect inventory data, develop inspection templates, collect condition data and build the life cycle plan for facilities assets.
With guidance, expertise and direction from a consultant, the City of Cold Lake administration will utilize the NAMS Canada training skills acquired to work on completing the asset management plans for water, sanitary, storm and road assets.

Further information on the 38 projects can be found in the backgrounder.

“The projects delivered through the Municipal Asset Management Program ensure municipalities have the tools necessary to make well-informed decisions now and for years to come. Ultimately, municipalities will be able to extend the lifespan of critical infrastructure and realize long-term savings. We’re proud to invest in infrastructure asset management projects that help Alberta communities grow, strengthen their local economy and improve residents’ quality of life.”

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“As we continue to weather the pandemic and plan for our economic recovery, infrastructure that supports healthy and resilient communities, where residents can thrive, is more important than ever. From roads to buildings to wastewater management systems, this investment will allow Alberta’s municipalities to be proactive and strategic when they plan for the long-term services to their residents, so that everyone can benefit.”

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre

“Across the country, communities of all sizes are gearing up for life post-pandemic. They’re working to enhance their infrastructure and natural assets so they can continue to have sustainable and reliable services to improve residents’ quality of life. Ensuring local governments have the right tools to make sound asset management decisions is one way we can help drive Canada’s economic recovery.”

Joanne Vanderheyden, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for 38 new asset management initiatives in communities in Alberta amounting to $1,680,572.

The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices. 

MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. 

The $110-million program, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has invested in more than 1,063 municipal asset management projects.

As part of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $5.1 billion in more than 440 infrastructure projects in Alberta.

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Jean-Sébastien Comeau

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Cell: (343) 574-8116

Jean-Sebastien.Comeau@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Canada – Canada and FCM invest in stronger asset management in British Columbia communities

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.6 million in 36 British Columbia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

Ottawa, January 21, 2022 — From roads and buildings, to waste water systems – strong asset management is key to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing over $1.6 million in 36 British Columbia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:   

Skawahlook First Nation will develop an asset management strategy and collect infrastructure data.
The District of Squamish will improve the existing asset management plan by integrating newly collected data as well as considering risk and levels of service, to build a long-term financial model.
The Township of Spallumcheen will install a system to combine geographic information system (GIS) data, manage data, visualize important asset management information, and foster information sharing.

Further information on the 36 projects can be found in the backgrounder.

“Municipalities manage our water, sewer and storm systems, many of our roads, along with other critical infrastructure pieces. Data-driven tools are key to ensuring the sound, long-term management of these assets. We’re proud to invest in infrastructure asset management projects that help communities in British Columbia grow, strengthen their local economy and improve residents’ quality of life.”

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“As we continue to weather the pandemic and plan for our economic recovery, infrastructure that supports healthy and resilient communities, where residents can thrive, is more important than ever. From roads to buildings to wastewater management systems, this investment will allow Alberta’s municipalities to be proactive and strategic when they plan for the long-term services to their residents, so that everyone can benefit.”

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre

“Across the country, communities of all sizes are gearing up for life post-pandemic. They’re working to enhance their infrastructure and natural assets so they can continue to have sustainable and reliable services to improve residents’ quality of life. Ensuring local governments have the right tools to make sound asset management decisions is one way we can help drive Canada’s economic recovery.”

Joanne Vanderheyden, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for 36 new asset management initiatives in communities in British Columbia amounting to $1,660,241.

The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices. 

MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively. 

The $110-million program, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has invested in more than 1,063 municipal asset management projects.

As part of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $4.4 billion in more than 600 infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Jean-Sébastien Comeau

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Cell: (343) 574-8116

Jean-Sebastien.Comeau@qpc-cpr.gc.ca

Pure Invest Capital launches a platform in honor of its 2nd anniversary

Pure Invest Capital launches a platform in honor of its 2nd anniversary. Pure Invest Capital has been operating on Forex & cryptocurrency markets for 2 years, enabling its clients to use the financial tools in order to invest easily. The Company’s key specialization is a full brokerage service: transactions with stocks, creation of an investment portfolio and selection of IPO options.

“One of the main goals of our company is to keep up with the times, so we follow the news and trends in the world of finance. Nowadays, investing in cryptocurrencies and stocks is on everyone’s lips, everyone wants to start doing it, but doesn’t know how to begin. Hence, we made up our minds to give people the opportunity to pump up their financial literacy and reach a new level of income”, said Thomas Lee, founder of the platform and team lead expert.

The company’s platform empowers its users to stop wasting time on choosing specific literature and taking numerous study courses. Pure Invest gives a chance to grasp the investment fundamentals, prepares to set the financial goals and helps to reach them.

For more information, please visit: https://pureinvest.com.au/

Canada – Governments invest in innovation to help increase competitiveness and sustainability of pork producers

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $2.2 million in three agricultural research projects, to be conducted by Topigs Norsvin Canada (TN), that will enhance the competitiveness of Manitoba pork producers by improving the precision feeding of sows and promoting higher welfare standards, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

The three research projects, which will help the pork industry be more environmentally and economically sustainable, will focus on:

Improving competitiveness and sustainability of pork production through increased feed efficiency, improved carcass quality and higher animal welfare standards by innovative application of microbiome profiling, computer tomography and genomics
Advancing sow reproductive knowledge and management practices for optimal lifetime productivity and embryo transfer success
Innovative application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, behavioural science and genomics to enhance resource efficiency for environmental sustainability of sow farms in Manitoba using welfare friendly production.

Funding is provided by the Ag Action Manitoba Program – Research and Innovation, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

TN is establishing an over $30-million new research and development facility in Plumas, Manitoba. It is to be completed by the end of 2022 and is aimed at sow management, where the funded projects will be conducted and results shared with industry stakeholders. The first of its kind in the world, these projects will utilize leading-edge artificial intelligence, computer vision, behavioural research, and precision feeding to generate a database comprised of important animal health and welfare data.

“These innovative projects will give the pork industry more tools in their sustainability toolbox. They will help to improve feeding and housing for the pigs, which leads to better resource efficiency and a reduced environmental footprint for producers. Topigs Norsvin plays a big role in making Canada a global leader in swine genetics, and we are proud to support their work.”

– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“Our government is pleased to support the work of our producers through these innovative projects that will accelerate agricultural innovation, promote knowledge transfer to producers, advance value-added opportunities, strengthen competitiveness and support sustainable agricultural development in our provincial pork industry. The results of these projects will be valuable in our continuing efforts to strengthen the sustainability of our provincial pork industry.”

– Ralph Eichler, Minister of Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

“Topigs Norsvin continuously monitors international developments in the pork industry and prides itself as a leader in the sector. Implementation of loose housing of sows during farrowing is already legislated in several countries and we recognize our responsibility to breed and select pigs while maintaining the integrity of animal welfare. This is to assure our customers that our genetics will fit the housing systems and market demands in the future.”

– Hans Olislagers, Chief Technical Officer, Topigs Norsvin

These projects help Manitoba’s pork industry to be more sustainable, both environmentally, because better feed efficiency and animal welfare will reduce the environmental footprint for Canada’s pork industry, and economically, because better performance and lower costs will put more money in producers’ pockets.

The funded research will be beneficial to the province’s first-of-its-kind sustainable protein strategy, ensuring Manitoba producers are well-positioned to remain leaders in plant and animal protein development in the face of increased global demand for high-quality protein.

A key element of the strategy includes using innovation to grow livestock herds for animal protein and new acres for plant protein, while ensuring Manitoba remains a strong environment for investment and is responsive to the needs of producers.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors. This commitment includes $2 billion for programs cost-shared by the federal, provincial and territorial governments that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

Oliver Anderson

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

oliver.anderson@agr.gc.ca

613-462-4327

Caitlin MacGregor

Press Secretary

Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development

Government of Manitoba

Caitlin.MacGregor@leg.gov.mb.ca