$3.3 Million to Develop Communities in Humber-Bay of Islands and Corner Brook
Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, and Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, announced approximately $3.3 million for municipal improvements through federal and provincial infrastructure funding programs in the Humber-Bay of Islands and Corner Brook regions.
The Town of Mount Moriah will receive approximately $1.7 million for the extension of Corner Brook’s water system to provide clean drinking water to Mount Moriah.
Funding for a wide variety of community-oriented projects was announced under the federal Small Communities Fund, including:
The City of Corner Brook will receive $453,000 from each of the provincial and federal government for street resurfacing;
The Town of Meadows will receive $180,000 from each of the provincial and federal governments for multi-purpose court/rink upgrades and roof installation;
The Town of Mount Moriah will receive $66,000 from each of the provincial and federal government for street resurfacing for road upgrading on Sweetapple Drive; and
Minister Joyce also announced allocations under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program:
In Humber Arm South, $85,000 in provincial funding and $56,000 in municipal funding for infrastructure upgrades;
In Hughes Brook, $27,000 in provincial funding and $18,000 in municipal funding will be used for upgrades to the town hall; and
In Meadows, $19,000 in provincial funding and $13,000 in municipal funding will be used for a municipal depot project.