Over $1.8 mil­lion for in­vest­ments

In­fra­struc­ture for the Baie Verte-Green Bay re­gion gets a boost

Nor'wester (Springdale) - - FRONT PAGE - BY CORY HUR­LEY

Politi­cians gath­ered in Spring­dale last week to an­nounce a se­ries of mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture projects for the Baie Verte-Green Bay area.

The to­tal fund­ing an­nounce­ment was more than $1.8 mil­lion.

Pre­mier Dwight Ball was in Spring­dale Sept. 1, and was joined by the Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Ed­die Joyce; Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte-Green Bay; and Scott Simms, fed­eral mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Coast of BaysCen­tral-Notre Dame.

Fund­ing for the fol­low­ing com­mu­ni­ties was an­nounced through the Small Com­mu­ni­ties Fund of the New Build­ing Canada Fund:

Spring­dale re­ceived a pro­vin­cial con­tri­bu­tion of $224,000 and a fed­eral con­tri­bu­tion of up to $132,000 for new storm sewer, sewer and wa­ter lines, and up­grades to Orange Lane and Churchill Place.

Shoe Cove re­ceived pro­vin­cial fund­ing of $85,000 and $50,000 from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to up­grades its wa­ter treat­ment sys­tem.

South Brook re­ceived $90,000 in pro­vin­cial fund­ing and $53,000 from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to retro­fit the sewage lift sta­tion.

Miles Cove is re­ceiv­ing $494,000 in pro­vin­cial fund­ing for Phase II of its wa­ter and sewer project, with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment con­tribut­ing up to $291,000.

The prov­ince also an­nounced a con­tri­bu­tion of $48,000 for street up­grad­ing and paving in the com­mu­nity of La Scie un­der the new pro­vin­cial Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram.

“To­day’s an­nounce­ment re­flects the value of gov­ern­ments work­ing to­gether and high­lights the im­por­tance of hav­ing well-de­vel­oped mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture,” Ball stated in a press re­lease. “Th­ese projects will ben­e­fit res­i­dents, help cre­ate jobs and make com­mu­ni­ties more at­trac­tive places to live and work.”

Joyce said the in­vest­ments to ad­vance lo­cal wa­ter and waste­water sys­tems and up­grades to mu­nic­i­pal roads are pri­or­i­ties Pre­mier Dwight Ball tries out a sim­u­la­tor in Bot­wood as he made his way across the prov­ince last week mak­ing sev­eral fund­ing an­nounce­ments along the way.

for res­i­dents. He said ef­forts to fur­ther such work through col­lab­o­ra­tion with fed­eral and mu­nic­i­pal part­ners will con­tinue.

“In­vest­ing in wa­ter and waste­water in­fra­struc­ture is es­sen­tial to main­tain­ing a healthy en­vi­ron­ment and pro­vid­ing ac­cess to clean, re­li­able drink­ing wa­ter,” Simms stated in the re­lease. “The Gov­ern­ment of

Canada is work­ing with prov­inces, ter­ri­to­ries and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties across the coun­try to sup­port im­por­tant projects like the Orange Lane and Churchill Place in­fra­struc­ture project in Spring­dale, which en­sure that Cana­dian com­mu­ni­ties are healthy and sus­tain­able now and for years to come.”

Warr also echoed the im­por­tance of the projects to the lives of his con­stituents, and visitors to the area, as well as the ben­e­fits of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween gov­ern­ments.

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Scott Simms, fed­eral mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Coast of Bays-Cen­tral-Notre Dame, was in Spring­dale last week to an­nounce fed­eral in­vest­ments in sev­eral projects in his rid­ing.

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