Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson made the announcement along with Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton.

PORT HAWKESURY: There were three infrastructure announcements for the town this morning.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Stephen McNeil announced a bilateral agreement that will result in more than $180 million being invested in water and wastewater projects across the province.

For Port Hawkesbury, this means a $2.4 million federal investment from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Funding of $1.2 million each will be provided by the province and the Town of Port Hawkesbury.

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“Municipal infrastructure like water and wastewater systems are critical to the health and safety of Nova Scotians, and to economic development in our communities,” said Michel Samson, MLA for Cape Breton-Richmond.

“We’re pleased to work in partnership with the federal government and our municipalities to invest millions of new dollars in important infrastructure projects that will help ensure healthy, vibrant communities across Nova Scotia.”

The projects include the construction of the Taramac booster station and water system rehabilitation on Pitt and Napean Streets.

Samson also announced the transfer of a parcel of surplus land located on Reeves Street to the Town of Port Hawkesbury. The land, approximately six acres in size, was the former site of a Canso Regional Vocational School which was demolished in 2004.

Pictured is the former Canso Regional Vocational School.