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Wastewater infrastructure improvements planned in Newfoundland

The governments of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern recreational facilities, and reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

Alongside the province-wide wastewater improvements, an improved community facility is coming to  Channel-Port aux Basques.  Photo by Aconcagua via Wikimedia Commons.
Alongside the province-wide wastewater improvements, an improved community facility is coming to Channel-Port aux Basques. Photo by Aconcagua via Wikimedia Commons.

Today, Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador announced almost $13 million in joint funding for 20 public infrastructure projects on the western side of the island portion of the province.

“These vital investments in Newfoundland and Labrador’s water infrastructure reflect the Government of Canada’s commitment to building sustainable communities that meet people’s needs now, and into the future. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic development that creates good jobs and strengthens the middle class,” said Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains.

The Government of Canada is contributing $4.3 million to these projects and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $6.9 million. The municipalities involved are providing the balance of the funding. Thanks to this support, families and businesses in communities such as Burgeo, Kippens and Norris Point will benefit from clean and reliable water, effective wastewater treatment and a healthier environment. The people of Channel-Port aux Basques will also have access to an improved recreational facility that will support a safe and supportive community space

Through investments such as the one we are making today, our government is continuing to build strong communities and creating new business opportunities by supporting projects that are priorities for residents. Through The Way Forward, we are improving municipal infrastructure and providing a better quality of life for people of the western region,” said Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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