Wiarton to Get New Breakwater (Canada)

Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, said that the Government of Canada will invest in a significant project at the Wiarton Harbour.

The project involves partially demolishing the upper portion of a timber crib structure and covering it in armour stone, to create a rubble mound breakwater. Recent “breaches” have raised concerns about the breakwater and its ability to protect the infrastructure behind it. The tendering phase for this project is planned for early to mid-summer 2014. Construction work is to start in late summer and to be completed within a couple of months.

This is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of approximately $106 million in repair, construction, and maintenance projects across Canada. This includes regular annual funding and an additional $40 million to be allotted over two years, as announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.

“I am very pleased to announce that the Federal Government will be investing this important project to support and maintain the Wiarton Harbour,” said Miller. “The harbour is very important to the local economy and is a focal point of the community. This investment will go a long way in supporting commercial and recreational fishing and small-craft boating in Wiarton.”

Press Release, July 22, 2014

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