BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater, N.S. will receive $615,000 from the provincial government for energy efficiency upgrades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce operating costs for the centre and allow the arena to continue to operate year-round.
The project includes installing more efficient lighting and heating, improvements to the operations of the ice plant and pool facilities and the installation of a 50-kilowatt solar panel. The work is expected to start later this summer.
The federal government is investing more than $738,000 in the project and the Lunenburg County Multi Purpose Centre Corporation is contributing almost $493,000. The total cost of the project is more than $1.84 million.
“Now is the time to plan for a healthier, more livable, more sustainable future – and to put our plans in action,” said Bernadette Jordan, minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in a statement.
“Our investment in the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will create good jobs and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for the centre. That means more savings to invest in the great services they provide to our community.”