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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 30, 2015 09:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Wastewater System Upgrades in Campbellton Through the Small Communities Fund

Project Made Possible by the New Building Canada Plan

CAMPBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 30, 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, today announced $552,642 in federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Campbellton. Minister Valcourt was joined by the Honourable Donald Arseneault, New Brunswick Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister responsible for Official Languages, and Bruce MacIntosh, Mayor of the City of Campbellton.

The project involves installing mechanical screens, a back-up power system, and an effluent disinfection system at Campbellton's municipal wastewater treatment plant. This new technology will make it possible to remove all inorganic matter from the raw sewage prior to treatment and provide wastewater treatment even during a power failure. Once completed, the project will make the wastewater treatment plant more efficient and enhance the wastewater treatment process.

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 Campbellton project, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $1,657,928, to a maximum of $552,642, 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 $552,642.
  • The City of Campbellton 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 supports a stronger community through improvements to the city's municipal wastewater treatment plant. We are proud of the partnership we have with Ottawa and the municipality to deliver new infrastructure and jobs to this vibrant community."

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

"The project will contribute to economic growth and ensure Campbellton contributes to a cleaner environment by improving the wastewater effluent quality, providing wastewater treatment even during a power failure, and improving the reliability and performance of our infrastructure."

Bruce MacIntosh, Mayor of the City of Campbellton

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