Province provides loans for fire service, community projects in 9 LSDs

The New Brunswick government is providing more than $1.2 million in loans for fire service and community projects in nine local service districts.

Officials say $30,000 will be used to pave the fire hall driveway in Île Miscou.

Another $30,000 will be used to repair the outdoor skating rink in Notre-Dame-des-Érables

Other projects include:

  • Saint-Joseph, $250,000 to begin construction of a new fire hall;
  • Hampton-Nauwigewauk, $175,000 for the completion of a new fire hall;
  • Waterborough, $175,000 for continued construction of a new fire hall;
  • Renous/Quarryville, $150,000 for renovations to the existing fire hall;
  • Elgin, $150,000 for the construction of an additional bay to the existing fire hall;
  • Douglas, $145,000 for a three-bay expansion of the fire hall; and
  • Cocagne, $120,000 to update the radio communication system to be compatible with other fire departments.

Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle said the local service districts submitted projects for funding based on the advice of their local advisory committees and fire chiefs.

The loans will be repaid, with interest, through property tax recoveries.

The Department of Environment and Local Government administers fire services in local service districts and facilitates the tendering and purchasing process.