Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

February 29, 2008 16:23 ET

Government of Canada Provides Funding for Harbour Repairs on Bruce Peninsula

MEAFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - The Government of Canada will provide funding to ensure recreational harbour facilities at Lion's Head, Meaford and Tobermory (Little Tub) are in a safe and operational condition for the upcoming boating season. Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, announced the investment today on behalf of the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

"I know that these facilities are very popular with recreational boaters, divers and tourists during the summer season," said Mr. Miller. "That is why the Government of Canada is ensuring we can keep them in a safe and fully operational condition."

The repair work consists of ongoing rehabilitation of floating docks and repairs to the pump-out system at Tobermory (Little Tub) harbour. At Meaford, rock removal, dock repairs and minor electrical repairs will be undertaken for improved safety. The ongoing rehabilitation of floating docks will continue at Lion's Head. The federal government will contribute $62,000 to these projects, which are being undertaken on a cost shared basis with the Municipalities.

"I wish to thank the communities of Northern Bruce Peninsula and Meaford for their continued support in managing and maintaining these harbours," said Mr. Miller. "While the facilities are federally owned, we rely heavily on the local communities that manage them and for that they should be wholeheartedly commended."

These projects are being undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Program, in collaboration with the Municipalities of Northern Bruce Peninsula and Meaford, which manage and maintain these harbours for the benefit of local users and the tourism industry. It is anticipated that on-site construction work will be completed by the end of March 2008.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Central and Arctic Region
    Carol Bond
    Communications Officer