Rushoon, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 14, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. 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, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista−Burin−Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Jill Mulrooney, Mayor of the Town of Rushoon announced funding for six projects to make communities safer and provide residents with better roads in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Residents of the Municipality of Rushoon will benefit from the replacement of the ice wall to protect dwellings along the river. The municipalities of Glovertown, Lumsden, and Grand Bank will benefit from road and street upgrades and paving. Residents and drivers in New-Wes-Valley will benefit from the replacement of the Newtown Bridge; and residents of Gambo will benefit from stormwater upgrades to Pine Tree Road.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $1.2 million and the municipalities combined are contributing more than $1 million. The federal Gas Tax Fund provides more than $304,000.