St. Malo Arena funding will improve mechanical and electrical efficiencies
June 28, 2023 By Anthony Capkun
June 28, 2023 – Ottawa is spending more than $3.7 million to upgrade the St. Malo Arena in St. Malo, Man.
The funding will enable renovations that include an expansion to increase the facility’s overall size by about 10,000 square feet. Improvements to the mechanical and electrical systems that service the existing arena will help reduce its energy consumption by an estimated 76.7% and GHG emissions by 120 tonnes annually.
The Government of Canada is spending $3,756,912 on the project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program. The Rural Municipality of De Salaberry is contributing $296,667.
At least 10% of GICB funding is allocated to projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, including Indigenous populations in urban centres. The program aims to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency, and support “higher resilience to climate change”.
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