The federal and provincial governments are combining funds to make improvements at the Seal Cove and Carbonear campuses of the College of the North Atlantic.
The money was announced earlier this summer in Carbonear by Avalon MP Ken McDonald and provincial Transportation Minister Elvis Loveless.
Together the two levels of government are spending some $145,000 on upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the Carbonear Campus, and better accessibility at the Carbonear and Seal Cove Campuses.
The upgrades will provide students, staff, and visitors with improved access to college facilities, while also increasing overall energy efficiency,” said McDonald.
The Government of Canada is borrowing $116,000 for its share of the work, while the Government of Newfoundland is spending $29,000 of the federally-funded COVID-19 Resiliency Infrastructure Program money Ottawa has provided to the provinces.
“It is important that all members of the community have equal access to on-campus facilities, and excellent education at the College of the North Atlanti,” said McDonald. “Modern and energy efficient facilities will help to ensure a green future for students at the college, and for residents across Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada’s Infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across Canada, and builds stronger communities.”
“I’m pleased to see the College of the North Atlantic Carbonear Campus is receiving funding that will result in important upgrades to the facility,” said Tourism Minister Steve Crocker, who is the MHA for Carbonear. “We all benefit when our institutions become more inclusive and welcoming. I will continue to advocate for more accessible spaces in the District of Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde and, wherever possible, ensure those spaces are eco-friendly.”