Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, June 9, 2021—The Government of Canada recognizes the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small and rural communities across Nova Scotia, which is why it’s making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of these communities across the province.
Together, federal, provincial, and local governments are taking decisive action to support families, businesses, and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
Today, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft; and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for upgrades to the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, was also in attendance.
The project will upgrade the existing ice rink boards to improving safety for players and skaters. The centre, built to celebrate Sydney’s two hundredth anniversary, will continue to offer the residents of Sydney secure, modern, and accessible facilities for the community to gather and athletes to develop their full potential.
The Government of Canada, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Regional Municipality of Cape Breton are each investing $200,000 in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada program.