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Manitoba border crossings to get $25M in improvements: Ottawa

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BOISSEVAIN, Man. – The Boissevain, Cartwright, Lena and Crystal City border crossings in Manitoba will get $25 million in infrastructure improvements, the federal government announced Monday.

The money is part of the $440 million in infrastructure funding announced last November to replace aging ports of entry across Canada. Construction work is planned to begin as early as 2017.

READ MORE: Feds to spend $5.8B on infrastructure improvements

The improvements will help meet demands for more space and help smaller ports of entry to deliver “service excellence” to those crossing the border, the federal government said in a news release.

The money will be spent on improvements to structural, mechanical and electrical systems at the crossings.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called it a demonstration of the government’s “ongoing commitment to the safety and prosperity of our country.”

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