Shelburne Wharf to Provide New Water Services to Port Traffic

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

October 21, 2002 11:00 AM

Vessels visiting Shelburne's Government Wharf will soon be able
to take advantage of water services due to a $166,585 project
funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Federal-provincial funding of $111,056 was announced today, Oct.
21, by Premier Hamm and Robert Thibault, Minister of Fisheries
and Oceans, on behalf of Gerry Byrne, Minister of State for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The Town of Shelburne will
fund the $55,529 balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement.

"Our investment in projects such as the Shelburne wharf clearly
demonstrates our government's commitment to build strong, self-
sufficient communities," said Premier Hamm. "Today's announcement
will have a positive impact on the town of Shelburne, creating
the environment for future growth and prosperity."

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 to date has been directed to green projects.

"The government of Canada is working with Nova Scotians to build
strong communities and improve our quality of life," said Mr.
Thibault. "Through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program
we are investing in green projects, like the one announced today
for Shelburne, that will provide our communities with safe, high-
quality water systems.

The project allows for the lengthening of a water distribution
line south on Water Street to service the wharf. The line will be
extended about 335 metres and will allow the local utility to
provide water to container ships, commercial vessels, Coast Guard
ships and other naval traffic stopping in the port of Shelburne.
The town expects that the increase in port activity will create
an economic boost for Shelburne, and project organizers are
hopeful that the new water services will also help attract cruise
ships to the area.

"I am delighted to make this announcement today with our
provincial and federal partners," said P.G. Comeau, Mayor of
Shelburne. "This project will be of economic benefit to the
Shelburne community. Additional commercial activity, including
cruise ships, is a definite possibility."

This is one of a series of approval announcements for projects
under Round 2 of the infrastructure program. To date, 75 projects
have been announced, representing an investment of more than $116
million. Additional announcements are expected soon 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.
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a member of the management
committee. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented
on the program's management committee.


     Vessels visiting Shelburne's Government Wharf will soon be

able to take advantage of water services because of a new

infrastructure project announced today (October 21st).

     The provincial-federal infrastructure agreement is providing

166-thousand dollars to extend a water distribution line to

provide services to naval traffic.

     The town expects to see an increase in port activity as

a result.

     Premier John Hamm says the investment will help create

future growth and prosperity.


Contact: Deborah Bayer
         Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat

         David Harrigan
         Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

         P.G. Comeau
         Town of Shelburne

kjd         October 21, 2002         12:26 P.M.