New Infrastructure Program Invests $3.3 Million in Yarmouth Projects

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

May 2, 2006 3:57 PM


More than 12,000 households will have improved solid waste management and 39 others will soon be serviced by a municipal sewer system in Yarmouth County thanks to funding through the Canada - Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

The project includes the design and construction of a solid waste material recovery facility, which will have a capacity of 2,600 tons per year and a design capacity of 52,000 tons over 20 years.

In partnership with the Town of Yarmouth, the Municipality of Argyle and the Municipality of Yarmouth, the other funded project includes a separation of the storm water and sanitary sewer, which will help eliminate overflow of the sewage treatment plant during flood conditions.

Federal and provincial funding of $1,011,928 was announced today, May 2, by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, the Municipality of Argyle, and the Town of Yarmouth will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement.

"Canada's government is committed to ensuring that our communities have the infrastructure in place to remain strong and vibrant," said Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "Working with out provincial and municipal partners, these projects are a fine examples of how we are fixing Canada's infrastructure deficit."

"Infrastructure is a key concern for our communities," said Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "We are partnering with the federal and municipal governments to make significant infrastructure improvements that will make our communities stronger, safer and healthier."

The new infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements such as water, wastewater, solid waste, and environmental energy improvement projects.

"We are very pleased to work with our federal and provincial partners to fund these very important projects," said Ritchie Cotton, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. "These forward-looking projects are instrumental steps in addressing solid waste and wastewater management in our growing communities."

The $111-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are members of the management committee.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     More than 12-thousand households will soon have improved

solid waste management and 39 others will soon be serviced by a

municipal sewer system in Yarmouth County.

     Federal and provincial funding of more than one million

dollars was announced today (May 2nd) by Richard Hurlburt,

Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and Peter

MacKay, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency,

through the new Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

     The projects include the design and construction of a solid

waste material recovery facility and a separation of the storm

water and sanitary sewer, which will help eliminate overflow of

the sewage treatment plant during flood conditions.

     The new 111-million-dollar, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia

Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and

Municipal Relations.

-30-

Media Contacts: Deborah Bayer
                Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
                902-424-0112
                Cell: 225-4982
                E-mail: bayerdj@gov.ns.ca

                David Harrigan
                Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
                902-426-4238
                E-mail: davidharrigan@acoa-apeca.gc.ca