Funding for New Waterford Community Wellness Centre

Friday July 16, 2021

The Nova Scotia government is committing $7.7 million to build a community wellness centre as part of the New Waterford Community Hub project.

The wellness centre will support cultural and recreational activities and replace the community space that was lost when Mount Carmel Centre was demolished in 2019.

“Facilities like these are the cornerstones of our neighbourhoods, and the foundation of fond memories for many Nova Scotia families,” said Infrastructure and Housing Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Through our investments we are encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and helping bring people in these areas closer together.”

The wellness centre is a part of the hub project, which includes a school, health centre and a 60-bed long-term care facility.

The province has applied to federal infrastructure programs to help offset the cost of this project, and support will be required before it can proceed.

     

     

  • TOP LEFT: The Honourable Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay makes remarks.
  • TOP RIGHT: The Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sydney-Whitney Pier makes remarks.
  • BOTTOM: MLA Geoff MacLellan and MLA Derek Mombourquette with Dr. Peter Littlejohn, New Waterford physician co-lead and Lowell Cormier, past-chair, New Waterford Wellness Society.