News release

Village of Bible Hill Receives Infrastructure Funding

Residents in the Village of Bible Hill, Colchester Co., will have an improved wastewater system, thanks to funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

Federal and provincial funding of $235,818 was announced today, Aug. 24., which includes the replacement of sanitary sewer along Main Street between Riverside Avenue and Avon Street. The village of Bible Hill will fund the balance of the $353,727 project upon formal acceptance of the agreement and environmental assessment approval.

"This project will help ensure that the quality of life for residents in Bible Hill is maintained," said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "Meeting provincial and municipal priorities such as upgrading our wastewater systems is integral to enhancing community infrastructure."

Canada’s government wants communities to have the kind of infrastructure that will help them provide a high quality of life for their citizens and contribute to their economic base," said MP Bill Casey, on behalf of Peter MacKay, Minister of ACOA.

The new infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater, and solid waste management.

"We are pleased that this important project to moving forward, thanks to funding from our federal and provincial partners," said Christine Blair, chair of the commissioners of Bible Hill. "The good health and safety of Bible Hill residents is our top priority."

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 also members of the management committee.

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Residents in Bible Hill will soon have an improved wastewater system.

Federal and provincial funding of more than two-hundred and thirty five thousand dollars was announced today (August 24th) by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir and MP Bill Casey.

The project includes the replacement of sanitary sewer along Main Street between Riverside Avenue and Avon Street.

The 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.

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Media Contacts:

Deborah Bayer
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-0112 Cell: 902-225-4982 E-mail:
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 902-426-4790 E-mail: