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Manitoba supports geothermal system arena project

An arena improvement project that will benefit the residents of the RM of Ritchot, Ile des Chênes and Grande Pointe will be supported with a provincial investment of $430,000, announced Manitoba's Local Government  Minister Ron Lemieux.

 

“The province is focused on helping communities to promote healthy, active lifestyles and today’s announcement, including support for installation of a geothermal system, will provide ongoing cost saving for the arena of about 65%,” Lemieux said.

 

In addition to other improvements to the arena in Ile des Chênes, the geothermal heating and cooling system will be connected to the community centre and fire hall as well. The aging ice plant and concrete ice surface at the arena will be replaced as part of the project, a new room to house the ice-resurfacing equipment will be constructed and new boards will be installed.

 

Lemieux said the announcement builds on the important steps the province is taking to support economic growth by investing $1.6 billion in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, create jobs and renew the province’s recreational and community facilities, roads, schools, health facilities and water-treatment systems.