Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Invest in Recreation, Green, Rural and Public Transit Infrastructure

Public infrastructure helps communities stay strong and healthy. Investments in modern and efficient community infrastructure create jobs, grow the economy, and help reduce Canada’s carbon emissions.

Today, the Honorable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Honorable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure were joined by the Honorable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities to announce more than $23.8 million in funding to support 23 recreation, green, rural and public transit infrastructure projects across Newfoundland and Labrador.

Among the projects funded, enhancements to the Great Trail in Corner Brook will promote active transportation along the city’s waterfront, and the Shoal Harbor Causeway Bridge in Clarenville will be replaced to make it safer for motorists and pedestrians. In addition, the Inuit Community Government of Hopedale will extend its water and sewer mains to an deinved commercial area of ​​the community, improving access to clean potable water and wastewater collection.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing more than $9.6 million towards these projects. The Government of Canada is providing more than $9 million, while the municipalities and other recipients are contributing more than $5.1 million in total.

Further information on the projects can be found in the backgrounder below.

Quotations
“Municipal leaders have the insight into how best to improve their communities, and we support their efforts to responsibly benefit the people living in their areas. All of these projects that we are funding today are necessary to help communities achieve that goal. We look forward to working with our federal and municipal partners on more projects in the future.”
Honorable Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“During my time as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, I’ve been fortunate to participate in many joint funding announcements that are resulting in better services in municipalities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. By working together with multiple levels of government, we will strive to replace, repair, and upgrade their current infrastructure to better service their residents.”
Honorable Elvis Loveless
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“Our government is driving impactful and lasting changes in rural communities by jointly supporting over 23 infrastructure projects with the province and municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador. From addressing gaps in the Great Trail along the waterfront in Corner Brook, to installing watermains to underserved homes in Trout River – critical investments like these will provide our local communities with long-term economic growth and make a positive difference for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
Honorable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

learn more
Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map

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BACKGROUNDER

Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream

Location project name Project details Federal Funding Provincial Funding Recipient Funding
Baie Verte Centennial Pool Repair and Rejuvenation Project Repairing and rejuvenating the centennial pool and associated building with various architectural, electrical and mechanical upgrades. The upgraded pool will have a longer life span of approximately 25-30 years for the Baie Verte community. $247,172 $247,098

$247,098

Corner Brook Great Trail Enhancement Phase I Addressing gaps in the Great Trail and active transportation route to establish a continuous active transportation and recreational route along the City’s waterfront. $516,243 $516,089 $516,089
Happy Valley-Goose Bay facility upgrades Upgrading the Amaruk Golf Club to position it as a year-round healthy and active-living facility. $200,043 $0 $300,065

Green Infrastructure Stream

Location project name Project details Federal Funding Provincial Funding Recipient Funding
badgers Partial Water and Sewer Replacement—Sunset Drive Partially replacing water and sanitary sewer (95 meters) on Sunset Drive to increase the Town’s capacity to manage wastewater and improve access to potable water. $63,213 $79,016

$15,803

Bay de Verde Sanitary Sewer Outfall Pipe Repair Installing a new sanitary sewer outfall and reinstate the outfall to a high standard. $35,355 $44,194

$8,839

Centreville-Wareham Trinity New Force main upgrades Upgrading the existing forcemain to a larger size and installing new manholes to improve the function of the existing lift station. $149,124 $186,405

$37,281

Corner Brook Mount Bernard Avenue Reconstruction Improving water and sewer infrastructure, driving surface and street drainage

and adding capacity to the trunk sewer for wastewater to accommodate the new Acute Care Hospital.

$2,923,227 $2,923,227

$1,461,614

Fogo Island Water/Sewer – Main Street, Seldom Servicing nine homes with water and sewer and two fire hydrants to provide clean accessible drinking water and septic disposal in the community of Seldom. $319,233 $399,041

$79,808

hampden New Water and Sewer Extension, Main Road Route 421 Installing new water and sewer extension to improve services to residents. $84,941 $106,177 $21,235
Harbor Grace Sanitary and Storm Sewer Outfall Relocation Relocating and installing 295 meters of sewer and sewer outfall pipe and 210 meters of storm sewer pipe to be compliant with current Federal Fisheries Environmental Guidelines. $446,384 $557,980

$111,596

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale Water and Sewer Services to Wharf Area Installing water and sewer mains to the last wired area to provide clean potable water and wastewater collection to a key commercial area of ​​the community. $235,323 $294,153 $58,831
Inuit Community Government of Nain Sewer System Condition and Capacity Assessment Inspecting and prioritizing the community’s sewer system to increase its capacity to manage wastewater. $232,760 $290,950

$58,190
lumsden Water Main Intake Replacement Replacing the drinking water intake system from the pond to the water treatment facility to provide clean and safe drinking water to the community. $301,108 $376,385

$75,277

Middle arm New Chlorination System, Booster Pumps and Filters Installing two new sets of chlorination equipment, two new chlorination buildings, new booster pumps and a new filtration system which will help provide potable drinking water to the community and remove the long-standing boil order. $161,671 $202,088

$40,418

Milltown-Head of Bay D’Espoir Dam and Intake Improvements Replacing the concrete dam at the intake and installing a new intake system and screen at the Jersey Pond to help eliminate erosion issues to improve water quality and public safety at the reservoir. $181,186 $226,482

$45,296

Rocky Harbour Transmission Main from Chlorine Building to West Link Road Replacing existing waterlines to provide a new waterline transmission and more dependable water source for the residents. $543,634 $679,543 $135,909
Steady Brook Lift Stations Upgrades Including Emergency Generators – Forest Road, Dogwood Drive and Thistle Drive Upgrading mechanical and electrical systems to provide a safe and reliable sanitary sewer pump station for residents. $309,049 $386,312 $77,262
Trout River Riverside Drive Water Main Installation Installing a watermain to 10 homes to provide residents with potable water from the town’s system. $146,077 $182,596 $36,519
Twingate Sewage Lift Station Retrofit Retrofitting two lift stations. $145,094 $181,367 $36,273

Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream

Location project name Project details Federal Funding Provincial Funding municipal funding
Campbellton Road Upgrade on Bob Clark Drive Upgrading culverts and pavement on Bob Clark Drive. $151,169 $151,124 $151,124
Clarenville Shoal Harbor Causeway Bridge Replacement Demolishing the old Shoal Harbor Causeway Bridge structure and building a new bridge to accommodate vehicle and pedestrian traffic. $1,166,498 $1,166,148 $1,166,148
Stephenville Minnesota Drive Over Pass Refurbishment refurbishment

overpass on Minnesota Drive to improve the quality of the bridge and the safety of residents.

$367,366 $367,256 $367,256

Public Transit Infrastructure Stream

Location project name Project details Federal Funding Provincial Funding municipal funding
St John’s New Accessible Bus Shelters Installing 10 new accessible bus shelters at bus stops throughout the City to expand customer amenities and enhance customer experience. $80,527 $67,099 $53,691

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