Nova Scotians will see improvements to highways this year because of four paving tenders called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The projects are spread over four counties and involve 30 kilometres of paving. The tenders will close at the end of January and the project details are as follows: — Halifax Regional Municipality: repaving on Trunk 7 from Moser River east for 9.2 kilometres to the Halifax-Guysborough county line — Hants County: repaving on Route 215 from the intersection of Sherman Lake Road east for eight kilometres to the intersection of Hiltz Road — Lunenburg County: repaving on Trunk 12 from the intersection of Chester Grant Road north for about 7.3 kilometres — Colchester County: repaving on Route 256 (Balmoral Road) from the intersection of Matheson Brook Road east for 5.5 kilometres to the intersection of Route 326. “Keeping goods and people moving into, around and out of Nova Scotia is an important job,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Our department works hard to keep the province’s roads in top shape and get the best out of our transportation dollar.” The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
“We at the Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club would like to thank Minister Tony Ince for the grant of $50,000,” said Mel Bryden, vice-president of the Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club. “This money will go towards a new kitchen which will cost around $100,000.” Grants from the Community Facility Improvement Program help community groups and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to continue to bring communities together. They will build, expand and improve existing community facilities, while contributing to the growth of the local economy. Government is investing more than $1 million for 48 upgraded facilities around the province. Funding for projects in Cape Breton Regional Municipality will contribute to the strength and growth of local communities. MLA David Wilton, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced today, Aug. 12, projects that will receive grants under the Community Facility Improvement Program. “Community facilities make it easier for individuals and families to enjoy what their communities have to offer,” said Mr. Wilton. “Investing in these facilities is a direct investment in our communities.” The three projects that will receive funding in Cape Breton Regional Municipality are: Lingan Heritage Society: $15,000, interior and exterior renovations Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club: $50,000, interior and exterior renovations New Victoria Volunteer Fire Department: $22,250, interior and exterior renovations