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Newfoundland gets $25.8M for harbour improvements

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Newfoundland gets $25.8M for harbour improvements

NEW-WES-VALLEY, N.L. — The Government of Canada is spending $25.8 million in harbour infrastructure improvements at 12 harbours throughout Bonavista-Burin-Trinity in Newfoundland.

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities, explained a release from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Several harbours have been identified for improvements including:

  • major wharf reconstruction at Valleyfield Harbour, Musgrave Harbour and Fortune;
  • facilities will be repaired and divested to local non-for-profit organizations in Port Blandford and Deadman’s Bay;
  • essential safety-related repairs are slated for Newman’s Cove;
  • site clean-ups of derelict/unsafe facilities are planned for Bonavista (Mockbeggar wharf), Bragg’s Island, Frenchman’s Cove (Fortune Bay) and New Chelsea;
  • ongoing multi-year wharf and breakwater reconstruction work is being completed at Bay de Verde; and
  • ongoing multi-year wharf reconstruction work is being completed in Grand Bank.

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