Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, June 8, 2020— The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
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 in these unprecedented times.
Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,the Honourable Brendan Maguire, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Laurie Cranton, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness and We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley. announced funding for the replacement of the existing Whycocomagh wastewater treatment plant.
The construction of a new wastewater treatment facility will improve the quality of water and sewer disposal systems for Whycocomagh residents for generations to come. The new facility also ensures that the system will comply with Nova Scotia Environment and Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.
The Government of Canada is investing over $2.3 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing over $1.9 million to the project, with the Municipality of the County of Inverness providing the balance of the funding.