ESKASONI, N.S. — Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia will receive funding from the federal government to support the construction of a long-term care facility and the installation of fibre optics.
Once completed, the Eskasoni First Nation will benefit from long-term care services for the elderly and disabled and see over 1,200 residents gain access to high-speed internet, indicates an Infrastructure Canada release.
The Government of Canada is investing over $22.1 million towards these projects under the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan and the Government of Nova Scotia is contributing over $7.3 million total to these projects.
The new long-term care facility will be built on a portion of land recently added to Eskasoni First Nation’s land base through the Addition to Reserve process. It is anticipated to create more opportunities for residential and commercial development in the community.