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Government upgrades community infrastructure across the country

A snowmobiler and dogs are seen on the ice of Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

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DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA -- A federal cash splash saw 21 communities across Canada get a total of $3.2 million for various infrastructure projects Tuesday.

Half the money was directed to Nunavut to improve water distribution systems in Iqaluit, as well as a power station and community centres in several other communities.

"The funding... will help the city complete the required upgrades to provide adequate drinking water distribution service levels that meet the city's current needs and allow for future expansion," said Iqaluit Mayor John Graham in a statement.

Other funding was spread across the country for projects that included a Toronto treatment facility for moms struggling with addiction, park landscaping in Winnipeg and upgrades to the search and rescue facility at Charlottetown's airport.

The money comes from a $150 million Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund meant to help share the costs of keeping community centres, parks and recreational trails, recreational facilities, and other facilities in good shape.

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