Written with files from Nolan Kowal

Twenty-one new infrastructure projects are coming to Saskatchewan, thanks to joint funding from the provincial and federal governments.

Local work being done sees the RM of Lacadena listed as one of 12 areas slated to be receiving a bridge replacement, in a move that will help improve the transportation systems of those communities.

For anybody who camps at the Cochin Ocean about 2 1/2 hours of Kindersley, the Resort Village of Cochin is receiving funding for the rehabilitation of their breakwater, a structure that protects against erosion, maintains fish spawning area, and allows for free movement of water between lake systems. According to the release it also provides a scenic community-centred area for public gathering and fishing, and once completed, these improvements will rehabilitate the existing breakwater.   

“The investments we are making will improve the quality of life of residents across Saskatchewan,” said Dominic LeBlanc, the federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. "We will continue working with our partners to invest in community infrastructure and build a better future for all Saskatchewanians."

In total, more than $42.1 million is going towards the projects. The federal government is investing $20,133,458, while the province is chipping in $21,986,742.

The initiative is highlighted by a new arena in Lloydminster, which will feature two indoor rinks and one outdoor rink.

"Our government continues to invest important infrastructure dollars in communities across Saskatchewan and is proud to provide nearly $22 million in provincial funding toward these projects,” said Don McMorris, Saskatchewan's Government Relations Minister.

"Once completed, these projects will mean a more efficient rural transportation system to further support Saskatchewan's export-based economy and create greater recreation opportunities and gathering places, strengthening the hearts of communities."