Argyle Communities to Receive Infrastructure Funding

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

November 15, 2002 9:51 AM

A new construction and demolition debris disposal site will be
built in the Municipality of Argyle because of a $300,190 project
funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint federal-provincial funding of $200,126 was announced today,
Nov. 15, by Robert Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on
behalf of Gerry Byrne, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency, and by MLA Frank Chipman, on behalf of
Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal
Relations. The Municipality of the District of Argyle will fund
the $100,064 balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement.

"Improved infrastructure for our communities is a top priority
for the government of Canada," said Mr. Thibault. "Through the
Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program, we are investing in
the types of projects that help us achieve this goal."

Green municipal infrastructure to ensure effective wastewater
management, safe drinking water and solid-waste management is the
first priority under the program. Other priorities are the
support of long-term economic growth, improved community
infrastructure and the building of 21st-century infrastructure
through better technologies, new approaches and best practices.

"To the residents of West Pubnico, this project will resolve a
long-standing issue in the community," said Mr. Chipman. "This
debris has to go somewhere, so it is important that it be managed
and controlled in a proper facility."

The Argyle Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Site
Project involves developing a landfill facility for the
municipality to manage the disposal and recycling of construction
and demolition debris. The nearest landfill site is now 40
kilometres away from West Pubnico -- a large boat-building
centre. Project benefits will include a decrease in the volume of
municipal solid waste sent to the municipal landfill, a reduction
in soil and ground water contamination, the prevention of illegal
waste dumping and the promotion of reducing and recycling
techniques.

"Our local environment is very important to us," said Aldric
d'Entremont, Warden of the Municipality of the District of
Argyle. "With this infrastructure program funding, we can
continue to foster our commitment to better solid waste
management, something that will benefit generations to come."

This is one of a series of approval announcements for projects
under the infrastructure program. To date, 86 projects have been
announced, representing an investment of more than $123 million.
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.
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.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     A new construction and demolition debris disposal site for

the Municipality of Argyle got the green light today (November

15th).

     Joint federal-provincial funding of more than two hundred

thousand dollars was announced today (November 15th) by M-L-A

Frank Chipman, and federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Robert

Thibault.

     The Argyle Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Site

Project involves developing a landfill facility for the

municipality to manage the disposal and recycling of construction

and demolition debris.

     This project will decrease the volume of solid waste sent to

the municipal landfill, reduce soil and ground water

contamination, prevent illegal waste dumping and promote

reducing and recycling techniques.

     The project is part of the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure

Program.

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Contact: David Harrigan
         Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
         902-221-1435

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

         Aldric d'Entremont
         Warden, Municipality of the District of Argyle
         902-648-2311

kjd         November 15, 2002        9:49 A.M.