Antigonish Residents to have Improved Wastewater Systems

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

March 6, 2007 2:29 PM

Residents in Antigonish will soon have improved wastewater systems thanks to funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

This project includes a sanitary sewer to replace the Columbus Field trunk sewer, which will eliminate contamination in a recreational area.

Federal and provincial funding of $218,210 was announced today, March 6, by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The Town of Antigonish will fund the balance of the project costs after formal acceptance of the agreement.

"Canada's government is getting things done for the people of Antigonish," said Peter MacKay, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "Today's investment of over $109,000 will result in significant improvement to the community's infrastructure, therefore improving the environment and the quality of life of the residents."

Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, said the investment was part of the government's effort to help communities plan for the future.

"Our government is committed to helping build safer communities and stronger infrastructure," said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "This is another example of how governments, working in partnership, help make projects like this one a reality."

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

"Today's announcement is good news for Antigonish residents," said Kathleen Chisholm, mayor of Antigonish. "The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is enabling us to develop a higher quality of municipal services to our community."

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 program management committee.


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     Residents in Antigonish will have an improved wastewater

system thanks to a Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural

Infrastructure Fund investment.

     Federal and provincial funding of more than 218-thousand

dollars was announced today (March 6th) by Jamie Muir, Minister

of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and ACOA Minister

Peter MacKay.

     The project includes replacing the Columbus Field trunk

sewer with a sanitary sewer to eliminate contamination in a

recreational area.

     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 Contact: Deborah Bayer
              Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
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              Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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              E-mail: david.harrigan@acoa-apeca.gc.ca