Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

June 03, 2016 12:19 ET

Government of Canada Announces Infrastructure Upgrades at the Canadian Coast Guard College

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 3, 2016) - On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, today announced over $32 million in infrastructure investments for the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Work will soon begin on a multi-year project to replace the college's mechanical and sprinkler systems, which will contribute to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20%.

Under the Federal Infrastructure Initiative, an additional $1.7 million was announced in Budget 2016, which will be invested in upgrades and repairs that will improve safety and security, and contribute to additional green technology. These projects include the installation of solar heaters, new high efficiency boilers, and improvements to fire roads and emergency exits. The college's roof replacement will be completed this year, an investment of $8.6 million announced last year.

This announcement builds on recent investments at the college including upgrades to the electrical system and the modernization of the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre.

Quick Facts

  • The college first opened its doors in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Since then, it has graduated over 1,050 fleet officers.
  • The Canadian Coast Guard College campus sits on 110 acres and has over 36,000 square metres of mixed space including an academic complex, simulator areas, residential wings, a waterfront training complex and a marine engineering training complex.

Quotes

"The Government is making strategic investments in our Department's infrastructure to support the continued delivery of quality services. These upgrades to the Canadian Coast Guard College will contribute to a clean growth economy, replacing energy sources with cleaner and greener technologies."

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

"By providing procurement and project management services on these projects, Public Services and Procurement Canada is helping to ensure the college can effectively support the current and future needs of the Canadian Coast Guard. By increasing the energy efficiency of the college, we are helping to reduce the Government of Canada's environmental footprint."

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

"The infrastructure funding announced today in Sydney for the Canadian Coast Guard College will provide important jobs and economic growth for Nova Scotia."

The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria

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Contact Information

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    Patricia Bell
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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