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BRIDGEWATER, NS, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green and local wastewater infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while improving residents’ quality of life and protecting the environment.

Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s; the Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Justice for Nova Scotia; and Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg announced funding to support the Riverport School remediation project and the Bridgewater wastewater treatment upgrades.

These projects consist of the decontamination of the former Riverport School property in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, and of upgrades to the existing wastewater systems in the Town of Bridgewater.

Once these projects are completed, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg residents will benefit from a cleaner local environment and better quality soil, and residents in Bridgewater will see a cleaner and safer environment for wastewater elimination.

The Government of Canada is contributing over $2.6 million to the projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Nova Scotia government is contributing over $2.2 million.

Quotes

“Investing in greener infrastructure is important for the wellbeing of current and future residents of Lunenburg and Bridgewater.  The two projects we are announcing today will ensure a cleaner environment and better and safer water and wastewater services for our communities.”

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s

“Collaborative projects like these foster safer, environmentally sustainable communities and are great steps forward in building a stronger, healthier place to live here and in Nova Scotia.”

Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Justice, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter

“Strong and sustainable infrastructure is critical in building viable communities. Investing in these projects will result in a cleaner and safer environment for residents.”

Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg

“Protecting our natural environment is very important to the Municipality. The funding will allow us to remediate the contaminated former school site in the year 2020, properly treating and disposing of the contaminants and returning the land to a useable state.”

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

“Today’s funding announcement will have an immediate, real, and positive impact on the health of the LaHave River. Our federal and provincial partners have demonstrated a sincere and continuing commitment to work with our town to tackle the challenges presented by an aging and outmoded wastewater system. Over the past few years, our residents have embraced a new sense of environmental responsibility and concern for the future of our river ? I am proud to say that upon completion this project will represent a monumental leap forward in our community’s ability to enjoy and access the LaHave River for generations to come.”

David Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of Bridgewater

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Budget 2019, Investing in the Middle Class, is the federal government’s plan to create more well-paying jobs, put home ownership within reach for more Canadians, help working people get the training they need to succeed, support seniors and lay the foundation for national pharmacare.
  • With many municipalities across Canada facing serious infrastructure deficits, Budget 2019 includes a one-time top-up of $2.2 billion to the federal Gas Tax Fund to help address short-term priorities in municipalities and First Nations communities.
  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
    • Skilled workforce/Immigration;
    • Innovation;
    • Clean growth and climate change;
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

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Backgrounder

Residents to benefit from a soil remediation project in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and a wastewater upgrade project in the Town of Bridgewater

Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in the municipalities of Lunenburg and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

The Government of Canada is investing over $2.6 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing over $2.2 million.

Project Information:         

Project Name

Location

Project Details

Federal

Funding

Provincial

Funding

Town of

Bridgewater

Wastewater system

upgrade

Bridgewater

Work involves the

replacement of one

pumping station and the

installation of 1,000 m of

main pipes

$2,208,000

$1,839,816

Remediation of the

former Riverport

School – District of Lunenburg

Lunenburg

Remediation of the

contaminants found on the

former school site to

improve the quality of the

soil

$433,564

$361,268

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map:

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

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