Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 28, 2018

Premier Ball Announces Funding for New Town Hall and Fire Vehicle for L’Anse au Clair

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced provincial funding of over $1.1 million for the Town of L’Anse au Clair for construction of a new town hall and the purchase of a new fire vehicle for the fire department.

Premier Ball was joined in L’Anse au Clair by the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair; and Chad Letto, Mayor of L’Anse au Clair.

Through the Municipal Capital Works program, the Provincial Government will invest over $1 million in a cost-shared project to build a new town hall. The municipal share is approximately $725,000. In March 2017, the Provincial Government released its three-year municipal infrastructure program which will see $100 million provided for Municipal Capital Works and Multi-Year Capital Works from 2017 to 2020 to support the development of municipal infrastructure.

In addition, the Provincial Government will invest over $108,000 for a new Rural Response Vehicle for the town. The vehicle will be cost-shared, with the Provincial Government funding 80 per cent and the municipality funding 20 percent of the total. Budget 2018 includes an investment of $1.88 million for fire protection vehicles and firefighting equipment program.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“Our government has committed, and has been working hard, to provide better, more sustainable services to the people of the province. We have been acting on our commitments through The Way Forward, our ambitious, forward-looking plan that reflects our vision for Newfoundland and Labrador. Our actions through The Way Forward, in conjunction with our three-year municipal infrastructure program and our Fire Vehicle and Equipment Program, demonstrate our commitment to building safe and sustainable communities.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“A new, modern town hall for the Town of L’Anse au Clair will enable the council to enhance services for residents. We have committed to provide firefighters with modern equipment, and a new fire vehicle will ensure they have the tools they need to keep residents safe.”
Honourable Graham Letto
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Today’s announcement represents a tremendous boost to the residents of L’Anse au Clair. I am especially pleased that the Provincial Government is partnering with the Town of L’Anse au Clair to provide investments that will build a new town hall and acquire a new Rural Response Vehicle. It is essential that communities like L’Anse au Clair have a focal point for community activities, and a response vehicle is critical to ensure the safety of residents and their property during an emergency.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair

“Without the help and devotion of a lot of people and a very willing government, our community’s heart and soul – which is our community’s centre – would be a distant dream.”
Chad Letto
Mayor of L’Anse au Clair

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Capital Works Funding

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Media contacts
Jason Card
Office of the Premier
709-729-3558
jasoncard@gov.nl.ca

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Michelle Ryland
Constituency Assistant to Hon. Lisa Dempster, MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair
709-931-2118
MichelleRyland@gov.nl.ca

Chad Letto
Town of L’Anse au Clair
709-931-2481
townoflanseauclair@hotmail.com

2018 11 28                              5:05 p.m.