Aylesford, Nova Scotia, October 5, 2020—The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of rural Nova Scotian municipalities and help them strengthen their local economies.

That is why the governments have been taking decisive action together to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.

Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Anne McGuire, the Board Chair of Brigadoon Village, today announced funding to upgrade, expand and improve the Brigadoon Village.

Important infrastructure upgrades to Brigadoon will allow an additional 254 campers to be onsite and provide all campers with better access to safer facilities, staff, and support programs and activities. These improvements will allow more children to engage safely with fellow campers and enjoy summertime recreation in an educational setting.

The Government of Canada is investing $3 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada program. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $3 million while Brigadoon Village will raise the balance of the funding.

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