Glace Bay Water Plant Receives Funds

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

July 12, 2001 4:20 PM

Residents in Glace Bay and surrounding areas will soon see
improvements in their water system with a water treatment plant
construction project, funded by the Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program.

Joint funding, in the amount of $4,970,000, was announced today
as one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million.
The announcement was made by Rodger Cuzner, MP for Bras d'Or Cape
Breton, on behalf of Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and by Angus MacIssac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

"The Government of Canada is building strong communities and
improving our quality of life," said Mr. Cuzner. "Through the
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program, we're making an
investment that will bring a higher quality of drinking water to
Glace Bay."

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
Glace Bay and Area Water Treatment project.


"Whether providing a community with safe drinking water or
building a safer sewage system, the Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program is working to improve the condition of our
environment," said Mr. MacIsaac.

The $7.455 million Glace Bay and Area Water Treatment project
will be designed to provide 30,000 area residents with high-
quality water to meet increasing water-quality demands. The
assurance of fully treated potable water will be a great
improvement for Glace Bay residents.

The federal and provincial funding under the Program is subject
to the formal acceptance of the Cape Breton Regional
Municipality, which will fund the balance of project costs.

"The federal/provincial announcement to contribute to the funding
of the Glace Bay water treatment facility is a significant step
in enabling Cape Breton Regional Municipality to complete its
five-year plan," said Mayor John W. Morgan.

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
management committee.


FOR BROADCAST USE

     Construction of a water treatment plant serving residents in

Glace Bay and surrounding areas got the green light today.

     Joint funding, in the amount of four million nine hundred

and seventy thousand dollars, was announced today by Robert

Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities

Agency, and Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and

Municipal Relations.

     The 22 projects approved today, totalling more than 21-

million dollars, are the first in a series of summer

announcements in the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

     Last October, the two governments said they would invest in

projects to improve municipal water systems and to protect the

environment.

Municipal governments will also contribute to the projects.

     The Infrastructure Program is a six-year, 195-million-dollar

investment in municipal infrastructure administered by ACOA and

Service Nova Scotia.

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Contact: Jennifer Savoy
         Office of Robert Thibault
         613-941-7291

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

         Mayor John Morgan
         Cape Breton Regional Municipality
         902-563-5000

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kjd         July 12, 2001      4:19 P.M.