New aquatic centre for residents of East Hants

News release
For immediate release

 

Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, June 9, 2017 Quality recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The Government of Canada and the Municipality of East Hants recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure are vital to building dynamic communities that families want to call home while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.

 

Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jim Smith, Warden of the Municipality of East Hants, today announced more than $18 million in funding for the East Hants Aquatic Centre located in Elmsdale.

 

The new facility will include a six-lane, a 25-metre lap pool, an accessible leisure spray pool, a lazy river and other components such as a splash pad, a slide and a multi-purpose room. Once completed, the centre will provide residents from across the region with increased options for year-round aquatic programming and recreational activities.

 

Quotes

 

“Important projects like the East Hants Aquatic Centre connect people, create local jobs, and contribute to economic development here in Nova Scotia. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for public infrastructure projects that will help grow the middle class while improving the quality of life for families and communities across the country.”

 

Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

 

“The new Aquatics Centre will be a modern facility that offers recreational services to people of all ages. Not only will the Centre benefit the growth of the community, but it will also make East Hants a more attractive place for people to live, work and play.”

 

Jim Smith, Warden of the Municipality of East Hants

 

Quick facts

  • Under the New Building Canada Fund, the Government of Canada is providing $5.8 million to the project, while the Municipality of East Hants is providing $13.2 million.
  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

 

Associated links

 

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

 

Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html

 

New Building Canada Fund: Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html

 

Municipality of East Hants: https://www.easthants.ca

 

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Contacts

 

Brook Simpson

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

613-219-0149

Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

 

Cheryl Botas

Communications Officer

Municipality of East Hants

902-883-7098 x 219

cbotas@easthants.ca

 

Infrastructure Canada

613-960-9251

Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

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