Woodland Elementary School students and staff will benefit from improved infrastructure
DILDO, NL, May 25, 2021 / CNW / – The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for governments Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. Communities across Canada are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
That’s why governments have taken decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.
Today, Churence rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista – Burin – Trinity, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honorable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for Newfoundland and Labradorannounced $ 155,000 in co-financing to improve the roof of Woodland Primary School in Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The project involves replacing the existing roof of the primary school to improve energy efficiency, reduce future repairs and maintenance, and extend the use of the facility. This project will provide a more comfortable learning environment for students and staff throughout the year.
The government of Canada invests $ 120,000 towards this project through the COVID-19 resilience infrastructure component of the Invest in Canada Infrastructure program. Province of Newfoundland and Labrador contributes $ 30,000.
“The government of Canada takes strong and swift action to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, stabilize our economy and support communities Canada. The improvements supported by this project will extend the life cycle of Woodland Elementary School and result in energy efficient cost savings. From Canada The infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities. “
Churence rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista – Burin – Trinity, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Budget 2020 allocated $ 609 million for the improvement of infrastructure throughout the province. While some of this funding has been allocated to continue the construction of four new schools, it is also important that the government make repairs to our existing schools, such as Woodland Elementary, so that students can learn in an environment healthy. “
The Honorable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure for Newfoundland and Labrador
“Investing in school infrastructure is a priority for this government and will have a positive impact on the quality of education for our students at Woodland Elementary. The safety of students and staff is paramount and the renovations underway at Woodland Elementary will provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, staff and the entire school community. “
The Honorable Tom Osborne, Minister of Education for Newfoundland and Labrador
- As part of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada invest more than $ 180 billion more than 12 years in public transport projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes, and From Canada rural and northern communities.
- To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 resilience component has been added to the $ 33 billion Invest in Canada Infrastructure program to help finance infrastructure resistant to pandemics. The existing program strands have also been adapted to include more categories of eligible projects.
- Under the COVID-19 Resilience component, the federal share of costs for public infrastructure projects is 80% in the provinces and 100% in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities.
- To support smaller-scale projects, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative provides up to $ 31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services to meet immediate and ongoing needs arising of COVID-19 over the next two years.
- On the other side Newfoundland and Labrador, the government of Canada invested more than $ 521 million in 675 infrastructure projects.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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