Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 7, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health; it is also having a profound impact on the economy.

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

Today, Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie, and David Hendsbee, Councillor for District 2, Halifax Regional Municipality, announced funding for a new community recreation centre in Sheet Harbour.

This investment will see the construction of a new community facility that will include spaces for recreation and fitness, a library, and a community hall, all housed in one building. Currently, these spaces are in separate buildings in different locations


The Government of Canada is investing $3.6 million in this project through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $2.9 million. The recipient, the Halifax Regional Municipality, is contributing more than $3 million.

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