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More federal money could be coming

SUMMERSIDE?- Mayor Basil Stewart expects to see more federal money coming to Summerside.
Earlier this week Egmont MP Gail Shea was in the city to announce, with the Province, up to $9 million for the wind farm project.

SUMMERSIDE?- Mayor Basil Stewart expects to see more federal money coming to Summerside.
Earlier this week Egmont MP Gail Shea was in the city to announce, with the Province, up to $9 million for the wind farm project.
Stewart said currently there are numerous applications in Ottawa, seeking federal infrastructure funding, particularly for roads and sidewalks.
"We want to get some more streets paved in the city and more work done on Heritage Park and things like that," said the mayor. "It would appear at this point it is going to be a very busy summer construction-wise."
After the meeting, Stewart said with the federal government handing out stimulus funding through its Build Canada Fund, he wants to get projects done.
"Now is the time to get a lot of money to get things done that need to be done, good projects that will create some employment in the city and help the economy."
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Tenders awarded
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tenders for road patching and ditch culvert and cleaning were awarded recently.
The patching tender went to Summerside's Curran & Briggs. Its bid was $62,167, the lowest tender submitted.
The ditch culvert and cleaning contract was awarded to MacAusland Construction, also of Summerside. That company's bid was $418,981.25. It was only tender that met proposed specifications.
Sidewalk tenders have also been called and work is expected to begin soon.
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Conventions coming to Summerside
A number of conventions are coming to Summerside.
The Summerside Legion hosts the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Command's annual convention May 29 to 31, during which the provincial command will mark its 60th anniversary.
The Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference is set for Slemon Park on June 3 to 5. The event is co-chaired by Cpl. Barry Arsenault of the Summerside police department.
The police chief and chair of the crime advisory committee will be attending.

Organizations: Summerside council, Build Canada Fund, Curran & Briggs MacAusland Construction

Geographic location: SUMMERSIDE, Ottawa, Heritage Park Slemon Park

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