Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, June 18, 2021—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, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Mark Furey, Member of Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg West, Her Worship Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg; and His Worship David Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of Bridgewater, announced funding to construct a new water storage tank at Exit 12 in Osprey Village.
The project aims to improve access to potable water and provide better fire flow to meet the town’s long-term water development needs. In addition to the construction of a new 650,000 gallon gravity-fed water storage tank, associated infrastructure will also be built to connect into the existing system. Investments in this project will ensure the health of residents and of the community.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million to this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $960,000, and the recipients, the Municipality of Lunenburg and the Town of Bridgewater, are contributing more than $770,000.