CAPE BRETON, NS, June 9, 2021 /CNW/ – The Authorities of Canada acknowledges the totally different ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small and rural communities throughout Nova Scotia, which is why it is making strategic investments in infrastructure to fulfill the particular wants of those communities throughout the province.
Collectively, federal, provincial, and native governments are taking decisive motion to help households, companies, and communities, and proceed to look forward to see what extra may be performed.
At this time, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Ladies and Gender Equality and Rural Financial Improvement; the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Training and Early Childhood Improvement, on behalf of Communities, Tradition and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft; and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, introduced funding for upgrades to the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, was additionally in attendance.
The challenge will improve the present ice rink boards to bettering security for gamers and skaters. The centre, constructed to rejoice Sydney’s two hundredth anniversary, will proceed to supply the residents of Sydney safe, fashionable, and accessible amenities for the group to collect and athletes to develop their full potential.
The Authorities of Canada, the Authorities of Nova Scotia and the Regional Municipality of Cape Breton are every investing $200,000 on this challenge by means of the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada program.
“Sports activities and recreation infrastructure are essential to protecting our communities wholesome, robust, and vibrant. At this time’s investments within the Centre 200 ice rink board improve will guarantee native athletes and skaters can profit from a safer house to remain energetic. Our authorities will proceed to help initiatives like this throughout Canada, as a result of we all know that when our small communities thrive – all of us profit.”
Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria
“Investing within the success of our rural Canada is a high precedence for our authorities. I understand how necessary right this moment’s funding is for our communities right here in Cape Breton and Northeastern Nova Scotia, and I stay up for visiting Centre 200 as soon as these crucial enhancements are completed. Thanks to everybody concerned in making right this moment’s announcement attainable – see you on the ice!”
Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso
“This is a vital funding permitting for continued use of a valued and in style group centre. One in every of our priorities is to make sure that all Nova Scotians have alternatives to get pleasure from a protected and energetic way of life. Centre 200 is one other nice instance of a welcoming, inclusive and accessible cultural facility for folks of all ages.”
The Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Training and Early Childhood Improvement, on behalf of Communities, Tradition and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft
“Help from all ranges of presidency for our recreation infrastructure is a win-win scenario for all. This funding will carry our facility as much as protected requirements and create the chance for our group to host nationwide and worldwide sporting occasions. Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s high quality infrastructure, unimaginable surroundings and memorable cultural experiences set us aside as a world-class occasion vacation spot.”
Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality
“The Quebec Main Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) required all of its member workforce’s arenas rink boards and glass to fulfill the brand new participant security requirements as set forth by the NHL and the CHL. Centre 200 will probably be putting in versatile boards and glass that can supply higher safety from physique checks or different physique contact.”
Paul MacDonald, Supervisor of Amenities at Centre 200
By the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Authorities of Canada is investing greater than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit initiatives, inexperienced infrastructure, social infrastructure, commerce and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
$2 billion of this funding is supporting infrastructure initiatives that meet the distinctive wants of rural and northern communities to develop native economies, enhance social inclusiveness, higher safeguard the well being and setting of rural and northern communities, and improve broadband connectivity.
The Authorities of Canada has invested greater than $909 million in 275 infrastructure initiatives throughout Nova Scotia since 2015.
Investing in Canada: Canada’s Lengthy-Time period Infrastructure Plan:
Investing in Canada Plan Undertaking Map:
Federal infrastructure investments on Nova Scotia:
Rural Alternative, Nationwide Prosperity: An Financial Improvement Technique for Rural Canada:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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