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MINISTER MACKAY ANNOUNCES INVESTMENTS IN CAPE BRETON
SYDNEY (NS) – May 27, 2013 – A number of community infrastructure upgrades are underway in Cape Breton County, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, today announced federal support for five projects in Cape Breton County on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said Minister MacKay. “That is why we are proud to assist communities to meet their recreational infrastructure needs. These investments will also help to boost economic activity and create safe and accessible community infrastructure facilities for years to come.”
The Government of Canada’s combined investment of $135,063 supports upgrades to the following five community facilities.
- St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society of Sydney will receive $50,500 to upgrade the Cedars Club;
- Dominion Community Hawks in Dominion will receive $46,875 to make an addition to its community centre;
- The Big Pond Volunteer Fire Department will receive $16,688 to complete renovations to the Big Pond Fire Department building;
- The Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex in Sydney will receive $10,500 for the expansion of its multi-purpose complex.
The Government of Canada, through its Economic Action Plan, is helping communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund which supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.
The Fund supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure that is accessible for use by the public. Recipients of the Fund may receive contributions of up to $1 million and must leverage a minimum of 50 per cent of funding from other sources.
For information on ACOA’s programs, visit our website at http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca.
902 564 3617
Pat Bates, Treasurer
Bateston Athletic Pensioners’ and Seniors’ Club
902 733 2568
Ruth Hajjar, President
St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society
902 564 9278
Bill MacPherson, Secretary
Dominion Community Hawks
902 849 0414
Big Pond Volunteer Fire Department
902 828 3138
Ken MacLean, President
Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex
902 562 5000