Harper Government to Fund Repairs to Storm-Damaged Harbours in Quebec
The Government of Canada will invest up to $20.3 million to clean up and repair storm damaged harbours in Quebec.
Projects that will be funded under the program include:
- Cleanup and minor repair work at L’Anse-à-Brillant, Rimouski-East, Mingan, Cap-aux-Meules, Saint-Anne-des-Monts and Gascons (Ruisseau-Chapados).
- Wharf repairs at Carleton, Tourelle, Ste-Luce, Ruisseau Leblanc and Shigawake.
- Breakwater repairs at Newport-Pointe and Étang du Nord, as well as breakwater reconstruction at Pointe-Basse, Mont-Louis Ouest and Rivière-au-Renard.
- Dredging at Baie Comeau, Baie Trinité, Rivière-au-Tonnerre, Grande-Entrée, Grosse Île, Île d’Entrée, Pointe-aux-Loups, Millerand, Pointe-Basse, Cap-Chat, L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Port-Daniel (East), St-Godefroi, Les Méchins, Bonaventure, Gascons (Anse-à-la-Barbe), Ste-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, Shigawake, Gascons (Ruisseau Chapados, L’Anse-à-Brillant, Rivière-au-Renard (Quai d’Amours), and Tourelle.
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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