Under the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF), allocations to provinces and territories over the first five years of the New Building Canada Plan (NBCP) (2014-2019) are based on Census 2011 data, as follows:
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$155,298,305|
|Prince Edward Island||$78,000,000|
Specific allocations to municipalities are determined through federal-provincial-territorial GTF agreements. Allocations for 2019-2024 will be based on Census 2016 data.
Recently, Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Local Government officials joined together to announce the approval of the seven new community projects that will improve drinking water, better protect the environment and provide new recreational opportunities for residents across British Columbia.
- The projects relate to wastewater, recreational infrastructure, drinking water, and brownfield redevelopment. The projects will better protect the marine ecosystems, and build new places for recreational activities.
The following video presents Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre:
“This is a possible scenario of the expansion to secondary treatment at Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. Changes may be made in both the technology used and the layout.“
Among the projects is a wastewater outfall project for the Regional District of Nanaimo:
- The Regional District of Nanaimo is replacing the outfall pipe at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre, as shown in the above photo. Installed in 1973, the pipe carries treated effluent from the treatment facility to Morningside Park and continues for approximately 2 km out into the Strait of Georgia along the sea floor.
- Upgrades to the pipe have been ongoing since 2014 and will be completed this summer. The GNPCC treats wastewater from approximately 93,000 residents in the City of Nanaimo, parts of the District of Lantzville and from Snuneymuxw First Nation lands.
- The Government of Canada has contributed federal funding of $6 million to this wastewater infrastructure project in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Details of that project are available at http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1094179 .
Also, a listing of the other six approved projects are available at http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1094189 .
Residents of seven British Columbia communities to benefit from $39 million in federal Gas Tax Funds
Nanaimo, British Columbia – July 5, 2016
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