HALIFAX, NS, July 16, 2021 / CNW / – The health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for governments in Canada and New Scotland. Communities across Canada are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate help to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
That’s why governments have taken decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.
Today, Andy fillmore, deputy of Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Brendan Maguire, New Scotland Minister of Municipal Affairs, on behalf of Chuck porter, New Scotland Minister of Energy and Mines, announced funding to support energy efficiency improvements in five community buildings in Halifax.
Through this project, the Scotiabank Center, Alderney Gate Library, Sackville Sports Stadium, BMO Center and Keshen Goodman Library will all see improvements such as the integration of heat recovery, geothermal heat pumps and improved controls for make them more energy efficient. Improvements to the four buildings will also include the installation of solar power equipment.
When complete, the project will support the Halifax Regional Municipality’s goal of achieving a 75% reduction in business and community emissions from 2016 levels by 2030.
The government of Canada invest more than $ 3.9 million in this project through the green infrastructure component of the Invest in Canada infrastructure program. The government of New Scotland contributes more than $ 3.3 million, while the Halifax Regional Municipality contributes more than $ 2.6 million.
“Reducing emissions from our built environment is essential to achieving our climate goals. This investment in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality will make these important pieces of public infrastructure more energy efficient, reducing heating costs and supporting our fight against climate change. win-win. “
Andy fillmore, deputy of Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Providing funds to help municipalities become more energy efficient and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is an important way to fight climate change. These investments will also help our economic recovery from the pandemic by creating jobs and supporting local businesses as we strive for more inclusive growth and a cleaner future. “
Brendan Maguire, New Scotland Minister of Municipal Affairs, on behalf of Chuck porter, New Scotland Minister of Energy and Mines
Through investment in Canada infrastructure plan, the government of Canada invest 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.
$ 26.9 billion of this funding supports green infrastructure in Canadian communities.
The government of Canada invested more $ 936 million in 290 infrastructure projects across New Scotland as part of the investment in Canada plan.
On the other side Canada, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Canada contributed $ 9.7 billion to 3,500 infrastructure projects.
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