Improved Water System for New Glasgow through Infrastructure Program
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
July 12, 2001 4:30 PM
A water pipe replacement project will soon bring improved water
service to residents on some of New Glasgow's arterial roads.
This project is funded through the Canada/Nova Scotia
Joint funding, in the amount of $490,236, was announced today as
one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million, by
Premier John Hamm and Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
"We've listened to the priorities of the local government and are
responding to meet these needs - to improve the quality of our
water, clean up the environment and assist in meeting future
growth," said the premier.
Green municipal infrastructure that ensures effective wastewater
management and safe drinking water is the first priority under
the program. The majority of the federal and provincial funding
announced in year one will be directed to green projects, like
the George Street Water Line Renewal.
"The Government of Canada is committed to projects that improve
our quality of life," said Mr. Thibault. "Through the Canada/Nova
Scotia Infrastructure Program, we're investing in green projects
that will provide higher quality drinking water and a cleaner
The $807,683 project will provide a more efficient and reliable
water service to the residents in the area of George Street and
Stellarton Road. In addition to water service improvements, the
project will also widen Stellarton Road from George Street to
Westville Road to ease traffic congestion and aid the movement of
emergency vehicles through a busy intersection in New Glasgow.
The federal and provincial funding under the program is subject
to the formal acceptance of the Town of New Glasgow, which will
fund the balance of the project costs.
"This project will greatly benefit the residents of New Glasgow
by providing a reliable water supply to a large area of the town
and improving traffic flow that will greatly ease downtown
traffic congestion," said Mayor Ann MacLean. "The Canada/Nova
Scotia Infrastructure Program has made it possible to get started
on this important undertaking without further delay."
This is the first in a series of approval announcements for
projects nominated by municipalities under the program. Further
announcements are expected as projects undergo environmental
assessment and final approval.
The $195 million, six-year Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The Union
of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented on the program's
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New Glasgow residents will soon see improvements to their
Joint funding, in the amount of more than four hundred and
ninety thousand dollars, was announced today by Premier John Hamm
and Robert Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada
The twenty-two projects approved today, totalling more than
twenty-one million dollars, are the first in a series of summer
Last October, the federal and provincial governments said
they would invest in projects to improve municipal water systems
and to protect the environment under the Canada/Nova Scotia
Municipal governments will also contribute to the projects.
The Infrastructure Program is a six-year, one hundred and
ninety-five million dollar investment in municipal infrastructure
administered by ACOA and Service Nova Scotia.
Contact: Jennifer Savoy
Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
Gary R. Rankin
Town of New Glasgow
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