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  • Kyle Bolt

Canada Community-Building Funding Announced for Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins

Earlier this week, the provincial and federal governments announced $3.5 million for 19 infrastructure projects in southeastern New Brunswick.

“We are pleased that the Canada Community-Building Fund is helping us to foster a healthy environment and sustainable communities throughout our province,” said Local Government and Local Governance Minister Daniel Allain. “This funding is vital to maintaining and improving our infrastructure in a strategic way and based on the unique needs of each region and community.”

“Investments in infrastructure help strengthen the fabric of our communities,” said federal Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “Whether it is upgrading a recreational facility or renovating a community hall, the investments our government is making will strengthen local economies and improve the quality of life of New Brunswickers all across the province, ensuring that families and businesses can prosper.”

The program, formerly known as the Gas Tax Fund, is a permanent source of federal funding for infrastructure investments. While 80 per cent of the funding is allocated to local governments, 20 per cent is available for projects benefitting the residents of local service districts.

Projects within the Sussex-Fundy St. Martins riding benefitting from this funding include the following:

-Village of St. Martins - $36,177 for upgrades to the 4 Seasons Complex

-Fundy Trail - $64,659 for conversion of existing facilities to renewable energy

-Fundy Trail - $139,750 replacement of propane generator with solar-powered batteries

-Central Kings Recreation Centre - $247,572 for the installation of new LED ballfield lighting for the Curtis Collins Memorial ballfield, including underground electric cabling and controls

-St. Martins Legion Branch #63 - $22,750 to replace the roofing of the Legion building

-Waterford Community Centre - $9,643 to replace roofing and improve the building entrance

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