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Government of Canada Supporting Community Infrastructure in Atlantic Canada

July 21, 2015 – Hampton, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Kings County Court House will be updated, thanks in part to Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding announced today by the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal.

The Government of Canada has approved a contribution of $267,045 to update the building and improve accessibility. This funding is part of the up to $16.6 million in funding allocated for projects in Atlantic Canada under CIP 150, announced earlier this year by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Upgrades to the building include new insulation in the walls and roof, replacing the roof system, installing a heat pump system for heating and ventilation, replacing the existing electrical entrance, as well as new wiring and lighting throughout the building.

The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing up to $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for communities. It is part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships and modernize existing community facilities.

In Atlantic Canada, CIP 150 is administered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Quick Facts:

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
  • Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.
  • Projects that will be supported by the program will be chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.
  • Total federal government funding will be a maximum of 50 per cent of the total eligible costs for projects in Atlantic Canada.
  • The Government of Canada’s contributions are contingent on the execution of contribution agreements with recipients.
  • Selected projects are expected to be completed by March 31, 2018.

Quotes:

 

“The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us – the parks, the trails, the cultural and community centres and more. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will have a lasting impact in Atlantic Canada and will ensure that residents, such as those here in the Town of Hampton, have access to improved community spaces.”

-        The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal

“When originally constructed in 1872, this building was a prominent Centre of Government for Kings County, housing not only the courthouse, but also the municipal and county offices until the late 1960s.  The Town of Hampton is pleased to be awarded this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will allow us to renovate this iconic building to include the Hampton Municipal offices as well as provide for our commitments to the Kings County Historical Society and the Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation. The building will create a highly visible civic presence that will be a pivotal part of the recently revitalized Town Square.  There can be no better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation but with the repurposing of a 150 year old government building back to a prominent government structure that unites and connects our residents.”

-        His Worship Ken Chorely, Mayor, Town of Hampton

Associated Links:

www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/CIP150
http://canada.pch.gc.ca/canada150

Contacts:

Kelsie Corey
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
613-941-7241

Ann Kenney
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
506-452-3687

Megan O'Brien Harrison
Town Clerk/ Communications Officer
Town of Hampton
506-832-6065

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