Harbor Improvement Projects in Lunenburg County
The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Gerald Keddy, MP for South Shore – St. Margaret’s, announced last Saturday that the Government of Canada will invest almost $3.5 million over the next two years in harbor improvement projects at four harbors in Nova Scotia.
Projects being funded will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for harbor users and local fishermen.
This investment will support the following harbor projects:
- Dublin Shore — construction of an extension to the existing breakwater;
- Little Harbour (Cherry Hill) — replacement of the existing deteriorated wharf with a new structure;
- Voglers Cove — replacement of the existing wharf with a new structure; and
- Blandford (Shoal Cove) — replacement of the existing deteriorated wharf with a new structure and installation of two floating wharves.
The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans said:
“Our Government believes in protecting the way of life of the hardworking communities of Lunenburg county. Since forming Government, we have invested over $1 billion in Small Craft Harbors. Our investments have created jobs in coastal communities and ensured an efficient, safe work environment for our fishermen.”
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided an unprecedented level of funding to support investments in public infrastructure across the country.
Last fall, Prime Minister Harper announced an additional investment of $5.8 billion over the next two years to build and renew infrastructure across the country to support Canadian heritage, First Nations education, defense, borders, research, small craft harbors, transportation and search and rescue.
As part of this funding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard will receive a total of approximately $551 million. This includes $288 million for harbor improvements at small craft harbors.