Clare, Nova Scotia, July 15, 2021—The Government of Canada recognizes the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small and rural communities across Nova Scotia. That’s why it’s continuing to make strategic investments in infrastructure that meet the unique and 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 as Canada begins to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
Today, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Yvon LeBlanc, Deputy Warden of the Municipality of Clare, and Allister Surette, President and Vice Chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne, announced funding for the construction of a new running track at the Université Sainte-Anne campus.
The project will see the construction of a new rubberized surface running track that includes a regulation size soccer field, complete with artificial turf, at the center of the track. The new track and soccer field will provide student athletes and members of the community with more opportunities to train and stay active on higher quality and safer recreational infrastructure.
The Government of Canada is investing $1.2 million through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada program, while the Government of Nova Scotia and is providing $1 million. The Municipality of Clare and Université Sainte-Anne are both contributing $400,000.