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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

May 21, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Storm Sewer Upgrades in Dalhousie Through the Small Communities Fund

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

DALHOUSIE, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by the Honourable Donald Arseneault, Minister of Energy and Mines for New Brunswick, and Clément Tremblay, Mayor of Dalhousie, to announce $295,576 in federal funding for storm sewer upgrades in Dalhousie.

This project is phase two of a three-phase initiative to separate the combined storm and sanitary systems along Brunswick Street, in this instance between Adelaide Street and Victoria Street. The sidewalks will also be replaced as part of the project. This work will decrease the flow of storm water into the sanitary sewer system, thus reducing the burden on the waste water treatment plant as well as overflow incidents. Once completed, the project will make water treatment systems in the area more efficient and improve protection against property damage from flooding.

The project announced today is among 38 projects recently approved for more than $79 million in joint funding under the Small Communities Fund in New Brunswick. These projects represent important investments in the drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development for years to come.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs across the country. Canada and New Brunswick will each provide $39,363,723 to support projects in New Brunswick communities with fewer than 100,000 residents over the course of the funding program. This will help address local infrastructure priorities and boost economies in small communities throughout the province well into the future.

Quick Facts:

  • For the storm sewer upgrade project, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $886,729, to a maximum of $295,576, under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund.
  • The Government of New Brunswick will also contribute one third of the project costs up to $295,576.
  • The Town of Dalhousie will be responsible for the remaining project costs.
  • For the 38 projects altogether, the Government of Canada is providing up to one third of the total eligible costs to a maximum federal contribution of $26,430,266.
  • The Province of New Brunswick will contribute up to $26,430,266 to these projects.
  • New Brunswick communities will be responsible for the remaining costs of the 38 projects.

Quotes:

"Our Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, understands that by building stronger communities and modernizing and developing our infrastructure, we are creating jobs and opportunities and building a better Canada for future generations. The Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund supports economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live."

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This project is about all levels of government working together to protect our environment and build stronger, sustainable communities. It's about creating jobs and having the infrastructure we need to provide essential services, while also enhancing our quality of life."

The Honourable Donald Arseneault, New Brunswick Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister responsible for Official Languages

"Today's investment by all levels of government through the Small Communities Fund will go a long way in ensuring that the town has quality road and sewer infrastructure for its residents for years to come. This is a great day for the community of Dalhousie."

Clément Tremblay, Mayor of Dalhousie

Associated Links:

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette, Communications Director
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
    Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of
    the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Jennifer Graham
    Director of Communications
    Department of Environment and Local Government
    506-444-2179
    Jennifer.Graham@gnb.ca
    www.gnb.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca