Government of Canada to Fund Repairs to Storm-Damaged Harbours in Prince Edward Island
The Government of Canada will invest up to $6.5 million to clean up and repair storm damaged harbours in Prince Edward Island.
Projects that will be funded under the program include:
- Cleanup and minor repair work at various locations, such as: Abrams Village, Montague, South River (Murray Harbour), Murray River, Tignish/Judes Point, Victoria, Alberton, Fishing Cove, Miminegash, Pinette, Stanley Bridge, Georgetown, Machon’s Point, Red Head, Malpeque, Sturgeon Pier, Skinner’s Pond, Milligan’s Shore, Savage Harbour, Nine Mile Creek, New London, North Rustico and Seacow Pond.
- Wharf repairs and reconstruction at various locations, including: Annandale, Launching Pond, Beach Point, Naufrage, Sturgeon Bridge, Bay Fortune, Graham’s Pond and North Lake.
- Breakwater reconstruction at various locations, including Howard’s Cove and Graham’s Pond.
- Dredging at various locations, including: Covehead, Grahams Pond, Malpeque, Naufrage, New London, North Rustico, Tracadie, West Point, North Lake, Howard’s Cove, Milligan’s Shore, Nine Mile Creek, Savage Harbour, Seacow Pond and Skinner’s Pond.
Nationally, the Government of Canada is investing $71.6 million in harbours to help communities recover from Hurricane Igor in Newfoundland, the October “Weather Bomb” in Manitoba, and the December storms in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. These storms caused unprecedented damage to fishing harbours relied on by local fishing and marine industries.
Over the past months, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has been working with local communities, harbour authorities and Public Works and Government Services Canada to assess damages. This funding will allow the Department to continue on-site assessments and engineering studies, as well as undertake the necessary repair and cleanup projects.
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