Municipal Affairs and Environment
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
March 3, 2017
Provincial Government Announces Investments to Enhance Municipal Infrastructure and the Economy
The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Municipal Affairs and Environment, and the Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, today announced a total investment of $1,600,751 for seven projects in the Isthmus region at an event in Arnold’s Cove.
Minister Foote announced investments in three companies from ACOA’s Business Development Program, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). These include:
Ameil Constructors Limited in Come By Chance which will use a repayable investment of $500,000 from ACOA to expand its service offering to meet long-term business opportunities. The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation is also contributing $100,000 towards this project.
Icewater Seafoods Inc. in Arnold’s Cove which will use a non-repayable investment of $50,000 from ACOA to support the installation and training for new software and hardware systems to enhance productivity and provide managerial reports on plant production.
Atlantic Enclosures Inc. in Chapel Arm which will use a non-repayable investment of $37,500 from ACOA to hire expertise to analyse operations and develop a productivity improvement plan focused on increasing efficiencies and identifying opportunities for growth.
In addition, the federal, provincial and municipal governments are investing in infrastructure improvements in the region through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). These investments include:
Chance Cove will receive a $168,793 federal investment, a $135,035 provincial investment and a $33,759 municipal investment for a new artesian well system.
Arnold’s Cove will receive a $332,990 provincial contribution, an $83,247 municipal contribution in addition to the federal investment of $416,237 that was previously announced in 2016 for water and sewer system upgrades.
Come By Chance will receive a $106,372 federal investment, an $85,097 provincial investment and a $21,274 municipal investment for wastewater system improvements.
Come By Chance is also receiving a federal investment of $31,468, through the Small Communities Fund, for curb and gutter installation. The provincial government is contributing $53,496 to the project.
“The Government of Canada is making strategic investments like those announced today, to build on competitive regional advantages and support diversification of our communities. We will continue to help Atlantic Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and generate wealth for Canadians in this region.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“The Government of Canada believes the economy is the number one priority and, in order to advance this country’s growth agenda, investments are needed in local communities. Investments such as these, strengthen communities, spur regional economic growth and support the creation of good, well-paying jobs.”
- The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista - Burin - Trinity
“Our Provincial Government is actively collaborating with the Federal Government and municipal governments to ensure that residents have access to high quality, sustainable services. Our government’s investments in the initiatives announced today demonstrate our commitment to supporting the success of municipalities and to responding to infrastructure needs throughout the province.”
- The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to enhancing economic development and prosperity. This is a strategic investment in technology that strengthens the region, while supporting operations to the area’s largest employer. A goal of The Way Forward is building a stronger economic foundation throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and specialized equipment expands the level of services offered and can potentially lead to additional industrial operations throughout our province.”
- The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
"Making strategic investments in economic development and infrastructure in our communities is critical. I am delighted to join with the workers of this facility in celebrating these investments which helps to sustain and create jobs. I thank my colleagues, as well as municipal leaders, for their support in securing these funds".
- Mark Browne, MHA, Placentia West - Bellevue
- The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador today announced a total investment of $1,600,751 for seven projects in the Isthmus region at an event in Arnold’s Cove.
- Federal, provincial and municipal governments are investing in infrastructure improvements in the region through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and the Small Communities Fund.
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