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HARPER GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR MUNICIPALITY OF ARGYLE

 

March 22, 2013 - Lower West Pubnico, NS

The sewer and wastewater treatment systems along Dennis Point Road in Lower West Pubnico are being upgraded with an investment from the Government of Canada. The investment was announced today by Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

“These improvements will ensure that the nine commercial seafood processors that operate along Dennis Point Road, employing over 300 people, can continue to meet the growing demand for their quality products,” said MP Kerr. “Our Government is pleased to help ensure the continued health and well-being of our communities, while helping to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.”

A federal investment of $550,000 through the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) will enable the Municipality of Argyle to undertake excavation, pipe installation, construct two sewage pump stations, as well as electrical work, engineering and licensing. The proposed upgrades support increased activities at nine private sector seafood processing operators located along Dennis Point Road, which are contributing a combined $350,000 to the project.

The Municipality of the County of Argyle is also contributing $200,000 towards this project.

“These upgrades will create opportunities for local businesses and create a greener future for our communities,” said Aldric d’Entremont, Warden for the Municipality of Argyle. “Improving infrastructure creates quality services for residents and businesses and supports the growth of our region.”

The Government of Canada remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.


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MP Greg Kerr today announced a $550,000 investment from the Government of Canada for sewer and wastewater upgrades for the Municipality of Argyle. Work will include excavation, pipe installation, and the construction of two sewage pump stations, which will support the activities of nine private sector seafood processing operators located along Dennis Point Road in Lower West Pubnico.

These improvements will ensure that the nine commercial seafood processors that operate along Dennis Point Road, employing over 300 people, can continue to meet the growing demand for their quality products, said MP Kerr.

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INFORMATION:

Alex Smith
Director, Communications and Outreach
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
902-426- 9417/902-830-3839 (cell)
Email: Alex.Smith@acoa-apeca.gc.ca  

Alain Muise
CAO
Municipality of Argyle
902-648-3293
Email: admuise@munargyle.com