NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, June 11, 2021 / CNW / – The safety and well-being of people is a top priority for governments in Canada and British Columbia. Supporting local infrastructure during this extraordinary time will help create jobs, support local economies, and make our communities healthier, more inclusive and more resilient.
Today, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Josie Osborne, that of British Columbia Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Mike Little, Mayor of the District of North Vancouver, announced funding for the overhaul Deep cove village core along Lower Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver. For the occasion, they were also joined by Sponge Beech, MP for Burnaby North – Seymour, and Susie Vocals, Member of that of British Columbia North Vancouver – Seymour Legislative Assembly.
The project involves redeveloping the lower portion of Gallant Avenue to revitalize the community core, support safe outdoor public spaces and help support local businesses. It also includes the reconfiguration of the road right-of-way to create more pedestrian space, the addition of permanent loading areas for commercial vehicles, the installation of stormwater drainage infrastructure, paving stones and sidewalks, furniture and lighting, among others. When complete, the redesigned village core will help meet seasonal and community needs such as sheltered seating and gathering spaces in the spring, summer and fall, as well as additional parking space in the winter.
The government of Canada and the province of British Columbia invest on $ 3.3 million towards this project through the Investing in Canada The new COVID-19 Community Resilience component of the Infrastructure Program. Canada contributes on $ 2,655,000, and BC’s share is greater than $ 663,000. Announcements of other projects under this component will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I am proud that our government is investing $ 2.6 million to revitalize the Deep cove region, which has so much to offer customers and the community at large. Through a strong partnership with British Columbia and the Municipality, we continue to provide North Vancouver residents with an infrastructure that encourages active transportation and well-being, and creates cleaner, healthier communities for generations to come. I look forward to visiting the redesigned space in the near future. “
The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Our government continues to support communities throughout the pandemic by making smart investments in infrastructure, supporting local businesses and stabilizing the economy. from Canada The infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates good jobs through Canada, and builds cleaner and more inclusive communities. “
Sponge Beech, MP for Burnaby North – Seymour
“Through the COVID-19 Resilience funding stream, our government is committed to encouraging active outdoor experiences and improving local amenities while investing in communities across British Columbia to promote economic recovery. This project will improve the picturesque riverside village of Deep cove with more space for people to enjoy the community’s attractions and businesses and ensure a safe gathering space for people and visitors today and in the future.
The honorable Josie osborne, that of British Columbia Minister of Municipal Affairs
“People in North Vancouver look forward to coming together again, at events like festivals and markets, and enjoying what our local businesses have to offer. This new place at Deep cove will help us do just that and make our community even more welcoming and vibrant. I can’t wait to see everyone there once this is over. “
Susie Vocals, Member of that of British Columbia North Vancouver – Seymour Legislative Assembly
“Deep cove is one of the most visited gems of the Côte-Nord. This generous grant from the federal and provincial governments allows us to achieve a shared vision with the community on how to preserve the unique village vibe that people love, while meeting the challenges of high visitor numbers. We look forward to hearing from the community on what would make Deep Cove Village more livable for them. “
His Worship Mike Little, Mayor of the District of North Vancouver
Through investment in Canada infrastructure plan, the federal government is investing more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade routes and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
Across British Columbia, the government of Canada invested more than $ 4.3 billion in more than 550 infrastructure projects under the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.
The province invests $ 3.6 billion over a period of 10 years as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program for that of British Columbia infrastructure initiatives.
To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 Resilience component has been added to the course $ 33 billion Invest in Canada Infrastructure program to help finance infrastructure resilient to pandemics. The existing program strands have also been adapted to include more categories of eligible projects.
Under the COVID-19 Resilience component, the federal share of costs for public infrastructure projects is 80% in the provinces and 100% in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities.
Investing in community resilience to COVID-19:
Invest in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
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