WINNIPEG – The governments of Manitoba and Canada have announced a joint investment of more than $13.1 million for heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) upgrades in 32 schools and health care facilities across the province.
The Government of Canada is investing $10.4 million in these projects, while the Manitoba government is investing $2.7 million.
Twenty schools and health-care facilities in Winnipeg will be upgraded as will the Health Sciences Centre, the province’s tertiary centre for trauma, transplants, burns, neurosciences, complex cancer care and pediatric care, which will see upgrades and replacements to portions of the building’s HVAC systems.
The investment will enable the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre to replace its kitchen condensing unit and the Brandon location of the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba will also upgrade its HVAC systems, a government release said.
The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Including the current announcement, 35 infrastructure projects under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream have been funded in Manitoba, with a total federal contribution of more than $14 million and a total provincial contribution of over $3.3 million toward eligible project costs.