The St. Malo arena is getting a new ice plant, and this means big things for the community.

Denise Parent, CAO for the R.M. of De Salaberry, says a new ice plant will go a long way in updating the building.

“It also has components to be more efficient, the ability to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” she explains. “The addition of the dehumidifiers will also allow us to expand the hockey season, so we'll be able to start probably around September instead of usually we try and start from the beginning of October. So, it just adds a little bit more to the better quality of the experience when people come and use the ice.”

Parent points out that several local hockey players have gone on to play professionally.

ble Communities (BSC) Program for the funding approval of up to $271,105. The BSC Program fosters thriving sustainable communities in partnership with other funders.

He also offers appreciation to the following organizations for their contributions towards this project: The Manitoba Metis Federation $21,500, Caisse Groupe Financier $12,000, St. Malo Chamber of Commerce $10,000, Hylife $10,000, Village Connection $5,000 and individual donations of $1,526 for a total of $60,026.