Three Projects Receive Infrastructure Funding

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

March 7, 2007 10:38 AM

Mulgrave, Sherbrooke Village and Guysborough County residents will have improved water and wastewater systems, and 16 municipalities in Cape Breton and eastern Nova Scotia will have better solid-waste management systems, thanks to Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund investments.

Federal and provincial funding of $1,221,165 was announced today, March 7, by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The Town of Mulgrave and the districts of Guysborough and St. Marys will fund the balance of the project costs upon formal acceptance of the agreement.

The Guysborough project includes the design, site preparation, access-road construction and the preparation of liner materials of the Guysborough Second Generation Landfill. This landfill serves 16 municipalities and will improve solid-waste management practices for 100,000 households.

Mulgrave's project includes upgrades to the water utility and wastewater-treatment facility. About 400 households will have improved drinking water and better wastewater treatment.

The Sherbrooke Village project includes upgrades to the water utility that will provide 105 households with improved drinking water.

"Canada's government is getting things done for the residents of Guysborough County," said Peter MacKay, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "Through our investment of over $610,000, we are strengthening the community's infrastructure and improving the quality of life for families."

"Improved infrastructure for our communities is a priority for government," said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, on behalf of Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "Through joint programs such as MRIF, we can take part in projects in our communities which help provide a high quality of life for all our citizens."

"With each new infrastructure project announced, we see the results of the hard work community partners and municipal staff have invested in developing these project proposals," said Russell Walker, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. "When completed, these projects will have immediate, positive benefits for the residents of these communities."

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

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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     Mulgrave, Sherbrooke Village and Guysborough residents will

have improved water and wastewater systems, and 16 municipalities

in Cape Breton and eastern Nova Scotia, will have improved solid-

waste management systems thanks to Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal

Rural Infrastructure Fund investments.

     Federal and provincial funding of almost 1-point-2 million

dollars was announced today (March 7th) by ACOA Minister Peter

MacKay and provincial Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Ron

Chisholm.

     The upgrades to the Mulgrave water utility and wastewater

treatment facility will prove 400 households with improved

drinking water and wastewater treatment. Improvements to

Sherbrooke Village's water utility will provide 105 households

with improved drinking water and the Guysborough Second

Generation Landfill will benefit from improved solid-waste

management practices for 100-thousand households.

     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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              David Harrigan
              Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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