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Funding for Roads and Fire Stations Announced Through Canada Community-Building Fund

The provincial and federal governments have announced $17.92 million for infrastructure projects, fire departments and municipalities with increased populations due to local governance reform that took effect Jan. 1.

“The Canada Community-Building Fund’s support of projects throughout our province has made New Brunswick a better place for all residents,” said Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain. “While this phase of the program is coming to an end, we look forward to partnering with the federal government on another round of projects.”

Infrastructure projects around the province will share $5.93 million; $6.75 million will be distributed among eligible local governments; and $5.24 million has been allocated for fire hall improvements or construction.

“Communities across New Brunswick are welcoming new residents, and our government is investing to ensure that their infrastructure keeps up with the pace of growth,” said federal Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “Better services, modernized infrastructure, more dynamic local economies – that is what we are delivering by working with our provincial and municipal partners.”

In the riding of Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins, the following projects will be funded:

-Resurfacing of Bloomfield Ridge Road South

-Resurfacing of Parleeville Road

-Construction of a new fire station for the Penobsquis Fire Department

Of the $6.75 million being distributed to local governments, the following will be distributed to our communities:

-Sussex: $4,586

-Fundy-St. Martins: $182,261

-Butternut Valley: $200,904

-Valley Waters: $110,657

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