HARBOUR GRACE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Nov. 22, 2016) - The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to supporting Atlantic Canadian communities and building a vibrant economic future by creating jobs, growing the middle class and addressing regional challenges. This is why the federal and provincial governments are providing funding to rehabilitate the Bannerman Lake Dam in Harbour Grace.
The funding was announced today by Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Work involves replacing the deteriorating spillway at Bannerman Lake with an upgraded dam that will better regulate the flow of water into the town's current water system. This will ensure safe drinking water, and enable vital maintenance to key community infrastructure.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $228,542 to this project through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, representing 50 percent of the estimated $457,084 total eligible project cost. The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute $137,125 to the project and the Town of Grace Harbour, $91,417.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that a solid partnership with all orders of government is integral to supporting infrastructure projects that support the middle class and those working hard to join it. I'm very pleased to see this new funding program at work in the Town of Harbour Grace, supporting clean water and waste water projects that will contribute to the long-term health and prosperity of residents for generations to come."
- Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"This project funding for upgrades to the dam and spillway in Harbour Grace maintain key community infrastructure, and will ensure residents in Harbour Grace enjoy a high standard of water quality for years to come. The Provincial Government will continue to invest in new and existing municipal infrastructure projects in the province to ensure all residents and their families have the best quality of life."
- The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.
Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html
Web: Infrastructure Canada