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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 15, 2015 11:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Water System Upgrades in Riverside-Albert Through the Small Communities Fund

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

RIVERSIDE-ALBERT, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, 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 $456,813 in federal funding for water infrastructure upgrades in Riverside-Albert. Minister Moore was joined by Bernard LeBlanc, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Memramcook-Tantramar, and Dale Elliott, Mayor of Riverside-Albert.

The project involves installing a dedicated water transmission main and an above-ground water storage tank. Expanding the Village's water storage capacity will help ensure that residents of Riverside-Albert have reliable access to high-quality drinking water, and will allow the Village to meet the existing and future water needs of the area.

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 Riverside-Albert project, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $1,370,440, to a maximum of $456,813, 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 $456,813.
  • The Village of Riverside-Albert 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 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 Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, 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 expansion will increase the community's water storage capacity and ensure a safe and reliable water supply for residents. It is an example of government working together to invest in infrastructure, create jobs and sustainable communities."

- Bernard LeBlanc, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Memramcook-Tantramar, on behalf of Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

"We're thrilled to see this project moving forward. This infrastructure will improve the quality of life for our residents and solves a number of longstanding issues with our water system. We welcome the opportunity to work with all levels of governments."

-Dale Elliott, Mayor of Riverside-Albert

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

    Kelsie Corey
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Rob Moore
    Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
    613-941-7241

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

    Infrastructure Canada
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