Municipal Affairs and Environment
October 23, 2017
Ministers Joyce and Mitchelmore Announce over $2.3 Million in Funding for Infrastructure on the Great Northern Peninsula
The Provincial Government is investing over $2.3 million for infrastructure projects in Flower’s Cove, Anchor Point, and the surrounding region. The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined for the announcements on Saturday, October 21, by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for St. Barbe - L’Anse aux Meadows.
Minister’s Joyce and Mitchelmore announced that under the new three year, $100 million provincial Municipal Capital Works program, the following projects will be supported:
- The NorPen Regional Service Board will receive funding to construct a new fire hall in Flower’s Cove to service 13 communities in the region. The total cost will be over $3 million, with a provincial contribution of over $1.9 million and a share from the board of approximately $825,000.
- The Town of Anchor Point will receive a provincial contribution of $170,000 for road paving, with a municipal share of approximately $170,000.
Joining the ministers was Gudie Hutchings, MP for Long Range Mountains on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, who announced funding under the Small Communities Fund for the main waterline upgrades and street paving in Flower’s Cove. The Town of Flower’s Cove is receiving a provincial contribution of over $300,000 and a federal contribution of up to approximately $300,000. The municipal share is approximately $600,000.
“The infrastructure investments that we are making in regional services, such as the fire hall at Flower’s Cove, will benefit all residents of the area. Together with our funding contributions towards water systems and road upgrades we are creating sustainable communities that are improving the quality of life for those who live here.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in the infrastructure projects of small communities, recognizing that rural Canada plays a crucial role in job creation and economic growth. By working in partnership with every level of government, we target infrastructure projects with local importance, producing long-term prosperity and strengthening communities. These investments in our province’s infrastructure will have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for years to come.”
Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“I am pleased to see continued investments in communities along the Great Northern Peninsula by all levels of government. The funding announced today will provide important infrastructure upgrades in Anchor Point and Flower’s Cove, as well as a new Fire Hall to serve residents from Anchor Point to Eddie’s Cove East. These are significant projects that serve the needs of residents of these communities for many years to come.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore,
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for St. Barbe - L’Anse aux Meadows
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Municipal Affairs and Environment
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Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
MHA for St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows
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