Happy valley-goose Bay receives funding in Water & Wastewater from Governments of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador
For Immediate Release
October 6, 2017
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay welcomed MP Yvonne Jones and MHA Perry Trimper to a funding announcement for four projects under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund.
The total funding for four projects in Happy Valley- Goose Bay is over $623,000 in partnership of the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
“The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is committed to providing a modern water and sewer distribution system. These investments presented to us by MP Yvonne Jones and MHA Perry Trimper are essential to achieving these goals.” Said Mayor John Hickey. “We are very grateful for the support from our governments on these projects and are thrilled to provide necessary upgrades to our infrastructure as we’ve heard from so many in the community on these issues.”
MP Yvonne Jones said of the announcement, “The Government of Canada laid out an historic plan in Budget 2016 to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over the next ten years. These investments help communities grow and provide vital services to citizens. With a renewed focus on the north and Indigenous communities these investments will help meets the needs of today and the potential of our future here in Labrador.”
“Infrastructure investment, particularly as it relates to the provision of drinking water and handling of waste and storm water, is essential for the integrity of our communities. These federal, provincial and municipal investments recognize this fact and underline the importance of partnerships to support sustainable growth,” said MHA Perry Trimper
This funding will go towards four projects in the Town’s Water & Sewer department. Two of these projects will provide upgrades to lift stations to improve safety and prevent flooding. Other improvements will go towards storm drainage upgrades as well as replacing a pressure reducing valve connected to the hospital.
The Town greatly appreciates the contributions made by the Provincial and Federal Governments. These investments will assist the Town with improving water services to the community which remains a priority.
Public Relations & Special Events Manager
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay
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