FCC welcomes rural project proposals


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Applications are being accepted for the $1 million FCC AgriSpirit Fund until June 14. Selected projects will be announced in September. Rural community groups can summit a proposal for a capital project worth $5,000 to $25,000 for community enhancement.

Projects must meet specific criteria and be completed before Dec. 31, 2016. Projects are based in communities with populations less than 150,000. Examples include buying equipment for emergency services and recreation centres to building care homes and playgrounds. 

FCC received 866 applications last year and gave $1 million to 93 community groups. The organization has provided $7.5 million in funding to more than 700 projects since 2004.

For more information, visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca.


Canadian Automobile Association members have voted for Saskatchewan’s worst roads of the year.


Highway 24 near Leoville was at the top of the list, overtaking Highway 123 near Cumberland House, which was No. 1 last year. Leoville is located about 150 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert.

The third annual provincial campaign to find the worst roads received a record 4,651 votes this year from April 1-25.

The CAA sends the information to the provincial highways ministry in the hopes it will address the roads that are in most need of attention.

A road that qualifies for worst status needs to be overrun with potholes and ruts, have poor signage or pose a safety hazard to motorists.