Gov­ern­ment high­lights roads, wa­ter, waste­water funds for Avalon towns

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The premier of New­found­land and Labrador was in Har­bour Main on Mon­day morn­ing, Aug. 6, to high­light joint fed­eral-provin­cial spend­ing on roads, wa­ter and waste­water in­fra­struc­ture for towns on the Avalon Peninsula.

Joined by Avalon MP Ken McDon­ald and Har­bour Main MHA Betty Pars­ley, Premier Dwight Ball spoke the need for such in­vest­ments to en­sure peo­ple liv­ing on the Avalon Peninsula en­joy a bet­ter qual­ity of life.

“Through de­vel­op­ment of these projects, em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties will be cre­ated in many com­mu­ni­ties, and small busi­nesses and the tourism sec­tor will ben­e­fit from de­vel­oped in­fra­struc­ture,” he said in a news re­lease.

Nearly $6 mil­lion is being spent on 12 projects on the peninsula. Har­bour Grace is ben­e­fit­ing sub­stan­tially, with funds al­lo­cated to a pair of projects val­ued at over $2.6 mil­lion. One in­volves wa­ter and sewer up­grades for Kitchen’s Hill, while the other deals with wa­ter and sewer up­grades for Noad Street.

Har­bour Main-Chapel’s CoveLake­view Mayor Mike Doyle also spoke Mon­day. He stressed the im­por­tance of gov­ern­ments col­lab­o­rat­ing to ad­dress chal­lenges fac­ing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties such as his own. With provin­cial gov­ern­ment sup­port through the Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works Pro­gram, his town is cur­rently get­ting help with up­grades to the Con­ran’s Road wa­ter main.

Doyle said in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ments like the ones an­nounced Mon­day help keep com­mu­ni­ties vi­brant and sta­ble.

AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Har­bour Main MHA Betty Pars­ley, left, in­tro­duces Premier Dwight Ball to some con­stituents prior to the start of a news con­fer­ence held at Ka­vanagh Park in Har­bour Grace Mon­day morn­ing, Aug. 6.

AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Har­bour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lake­view Mayor Mike Doyle spoke to the im­por­tance of gov­ern­ments work­ing to­gether to ad­dress mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture needs.

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