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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 12, 2015 14:00 ET

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

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

NACKAWIC, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 12, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, 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, today announced $34,189 in federal funding for storm sewer upgrades in Nackawic. MP Allen was joined by Andrew Harvey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Carleton-Victoria, and Nancy Cronkhite, Mayor of Nackawic.

The project involves installing a new storm drain lining along Pugsley Street to rejuvenate the deteriorating storm sewer system in this location. Where pipes are not too badly damaged, adding linings is an economical alternative to the major construction involved in completely replacing them. By taking these steps to renew the storm drainage system, Nackawic is helping ensure that residents benefit from efficient storm water management services that protect against flooding and potential property damage.

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 drain upgrades, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $102,567, to a maximum of $34,189, 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 $34,189.
  • The Town of Nackawic 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."

Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, 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 upgrade will improve wastewater management in the community and prevent potential damage to other underground infrastructure. This project makes infrastructure improvements and creates local jobs. It is an example of all levels of government working together to move New Brunswick forward."

Andrew Harvey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Carleton-Victoria, on behalf of Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

"This project represents an important improvement to our community's infrastructure. Upgrades to the main storm drain will help us ensure our residents continue to benefit from quality services."

Nancy Cronkhite, Mayor of Nackawic

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

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    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