Huge infrastructure funding for Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Just over a million dollars in funding was announced last week for eight projects in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The funding is jointly being provided by the federal and provincial governments and will be delivered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
The federal portion of the funding, $618,000, is coming from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP).
“Through CIP 150, the government of Canada provides support for local infrastructure projects that help improve communities such as Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA in a press release. “The investments announced today will enable the Labrador region to restore and upgrade several key community facilities, as well as outdoor spaces that bring residents together and enhance tourism growth.”
CIP 150 is part of the government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and is set to provide up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure.
Premier Dwight Ball attended the announcement of $499,000 from the provincial government for four of these projects.
“Our government is focused on making Newfoundland and Labrador a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living,” he said at the announcement. “As part of that, we made commitments in ‘ The Way Forward’ vision to support the health and well-being of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Our investments in these projects deliver on those commitments by providing Labradorians greater opportunity to pursue physical activity and a healthier lifestyle.”
The funding is for a range of community infrastructure projects including upgrades, repairs and equipment purchases to enhance local facilities and outdoor amenities in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area.