News release

Windsor, Falmouth, Hantsport Projects Receive Building Canada Funding

Three Hants County communities will benefit from drinking water improvements and wastewater treatment systems thanks to funding under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund.

Funding of projects valued at more than $10.3 million was announced today, March 16, by Len Goucher, Minister of Immigration, on behalf of Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, and Senator Gerald Comeau, on behalf of John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

"Today's investment is part of the Building for Growth plan, one of the largest infrastructure plans in the history of our province," said Mr. Goucher. "The plan will help stimulate the economy, create and maintain jobs, improve infrastructure and build for a stronger, more prosperous Nova Scotia."
"The government of Canada recognizes the importance of infrastructure as part of a stimulus plan and is already delivering on projects such as those here in Hants County," said Senator Comeau. "We will continue to work with our provincial and municipal partners to identify important projects and ensure that they become a reality over the next two years."

The project with the Town of Windsor includes new wastewater treatment facility that will benefit 780 households. The new facility will provide enhanced wastewater treatment and reduce raw-sewage discharges into the Minas Basin. The total cost of the project is $6,533,100 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments, and the Town of Windsor.

The Falmouth project includes wastewater treatment facility upgrades to conform to provincial regulations. The project will also help eliminate sewage discharge into the Minas Basin. The total cost of the project is $2,898,300 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments and the Municipality of the District of West Hants.

In Hantsport, design and construction of new sewer lines and watermains along Holmes Hill Road is included in the project. The total cost is $895,200 and will be funded equally by the federal and provincial governments and the Town of Hantsport.

"We are pleased that the federal and provincial governments are addressing the infrastructure needs of our communities," said Lloyd Hines, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. "This investment is not only creating jobs in these communities, it's bringing long-term growth and prosperity."

Under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, the federal, provincial and municipal governments anticipate investing up to $111 million in infrastructure projects in smaller communities across Nova Scotia, between now and 2014.

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Windsor, Falmouth and Hantsport will benefit from water and wastewater projects worth more than more than 10-million-dollars.

The announcement was made today (March 16th) in Windsor by Immigration Minister Len Goucher and Senator Gerald Comeau.

Under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, the federal, provincial and municipal governments anticipate investing upwards of 111-million-dollars in infrastructure projects in smaller communities across Nova Scotia, between now and 2014.

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