Sewer Services to be Installed in Beaver Bank

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

July 12, 2001 3:27 PM

Four hundred residences in the Beaver Bank area of the Halifax
Regional Municipality will soon be fully connected to Halifax
Regional Municipality sewage collection system. The extension
project is funded through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program.

Joint funding, in the amount of $4 million, was announced today
as one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million,
by Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency, and Barry Barnet, MLA for Sackville-Beaver
Bank, on behalf of Angus MacIssac, Minister of Service Nova
Scotia and Municipal Relations.

"The intent of the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program is
to upgrade and improve municipal infrastructure systems in Nova
Scotia," said Mr. Barnet. "To the residents of Sackville-Beaver
Bank, this project resolves a long-standing issue in the
community."

Green municipal infrastructure to ensure 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 Beaver Bank Area Sewage Collection project.

"The Government of Canada is committed to building strong
communities and improving our quality of life," said Mr.
Thibault. "Through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program, we're investing in green projects that address our
highest priorities -- the water we drink and the air we breathe."

This $6 million project is for the extension of municipal sewer
services to the Beaver Bank area. Completion of the sewer
project will see 400 existing and new households become connected
to municipal wastewater collection. This will create a higher
level of community safety, virtually eliminating the risk of
contamination from on-site sewage disposal systems. The federal
and provincial funding under the program is subject to the formal
acceptance of the Halifax Regional Municipality, which will fund
the balance of the project costs.

"This project will greatly benefit the residents in the Beaver
Bank area," said
Peter Kelly, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality. "It
will certainly improve the quality of life while protecting the
environment."

This is the first in a series of approval announcements for
projects nominated by municipalities under the program.
Additional 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
management committee.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Four hundred residences in the Beaver Bank area will soon be

fully connected to HRM's sewage collection system.

     The jointly-funded four million dollar project was announced

today by Robert Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic

Canada Opportunities Agency and Barry Barnet, MLA for Sackville-

Beaverbank.

     The twenty-two projects approved today, totalling more than

twenty-one million dollars, are the first in a series of summer

announcements.

      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

Infrastructure Program.

     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 and Municipal

Relations.

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Contact: Jennifer Savoy
         Press Secretary
         Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault
         613-941-7291

         Deborah Bayer
         Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
         902-424-0112
         bayerdj@gov.ns.ca

         Mayor Peter Kelly
         Halifax Regional Municipality
         902-490-4010


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kjd              July 12, 2001      3:19 P.M.