Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $4.5 million for water systems in the City of Corner Brook.

Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined today by Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, to announce over $4.5 million through the Multi Year Capital Works (MYCW) program for projects in the City of Corner Brook. Minister Joyce also announced more than $4.5 million in funding for the Western Regional Service Board.

“Our government is committed to assisting municipalities such as Corner Brook by supporting high quality infrastructure that contributes to sustainable and healthy communities. That is why we have launched a three-year municipal infrastructure plan that encourages regional collaboration through infrastructure and sharing of services,” said Minister Joyce.

The Provincial Government is investing $4.5 million for the City of Corner Brook through its MYCW program for water quality improvements, storm sewer upgrades, culvert replacements, and upgrades to city infrastructure. Approximately $110,000 of this amount is being allocated towards a feasibility study for a Regional Aquatic Centre in Corner Brook.

The Provincial Government is providing over $4.5 million in funding to the Western Regional Service Board from the Federal Gas Tax Agreement. This funding will assist the board to address urgent items that they have identified as priorities for the continued development of waste management in the region.

The waste management strategy includes detailed provisions for the management of water resources. With respect to composting facilities, the strategy mandates that “all areas have leachate management, surface water management, and groundwater management systems.”

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Under the Provincial Waste Management Strategy, the province has committed to providing 100 per cent of the funding for the establishment of regional waste management infrastructure, and approximately $170 million has been spent to date on this initiative.

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