Antigonish, Nova Scotia, June 24, 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, Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and 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 Randy Delorey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Antigonish, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Energy and Mines, and Her Worship Laurie Boucher, Mayor of Antigonish, announced funding to create an active transportation corridor through the Town of Antigonish.
This new corridor will act as the spine of the active transportation network for the Town of Antigonish and connect to a greater active transportation network in the surrounding County of Antigonish. The project involves forming a two-kilometre active transportation spine by building or rebuilding key pieces of infrastructure at the following locations:
- West Street (connecting Highway 104 and James Street to St. Ninian Street)
- St. Ninian Street (connecting West Street to Church Street)
- Off-road section through Columbus Field (connecting Church Street to St. Andrews Street)
- Main Street (connecting St. Andrew Street to Adam Street)
Once completed, the corridor will provide residents of all ages and abilities with new green and sustainable options to travel around their town. The funding will support healthy and active lifestyles in addition to supporting a greener future for the next generations.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.6 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $1.3 million, while the Town of Antigonish is contributing more than $1 million.