News release

Windsor, Falmouth, Belliveaus Cove Receive Infrastructure Funding

The residents of Belliveaus Cove, Falmouth and Windsor will soon have improved water and wastewater systems thanks to investments from the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

Federal and provincial funding of $918,962 was announced today, Oct. 29, by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The municipalities will fund the balance of the cost of the projects in these three areas, which respond to municipal and program priorities.

The Municipality of West Hants will use the funds to upgrade the Falmouth Sewage Treatment Facility. More than 500 households will have wastewater treated to a higher quality. The Municipality of Clare will extend the Belliveaus Cove sewer system, connecting about 10 households to the municipal wastewater collection and treatment system. The Town of Windsor will upgrade its water-storage standpipe, resulting in more than 120 households connected to the municipal water services receiving improved drinking water.

"Community infrastructure, such as improving our drinking water and wastewater systems, is a priority for government," said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "We are committed to providing a high quality of life for all our citizens and protecting the environment."

"The government of Canada is getting things done for the people of Falmouth, Windsor and Belliveaus Cove," said Gerald Keddy, Parliament Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "By investing in infrastructure, our government is supporting a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and more prosperous, safer communities."

The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater and solid-waste management.

"Our federal and provincial partners are responding to our municipal infrastructure needs to build strong, healthy communities, which will encourage opportunities for growth," said Russell Walker, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. "We are pleased that these important projects are moving forward."

Today's investment is part of the $133-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, which 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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The residents of Belliveaus Cove, Falmouth and Windsor will soon have improved water and wastewater systems thanks to investments from the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

Federal and provincial funding of more than 918-thousand dollars was announced today (Oct. 29th) by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir and M-P Gerald Keddy.

The Municipality of West Hants will use the funds to upgrade the Falmouth Sewage Treatment Facility.

The Municipality of Clare will extend the Belliveaus Cove sewer system.

The Town of Windsor will upgrade its water-storage standpipe.

The 133-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:
David Harrigan
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 902-426-4238 E-mail: