Provincial press release
PORT HAWKESBURY: Nova Scotia is helping to reduce emissions in Port Hawkesbury through active transportation infrastructure.
Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette announced $100,000 for projects under the Connect2 stream of the Low Carbon Communities Program today, Sept. 1.
“Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader in reducing emissions to fight climate change,” said Mr. Mombourquette. “Communities are doing their part to reduce emissions and secure Nova Scotia’s cleaner energy future. Investments like these will help grow the green economy and create jobs across our province.”
The Town of Port Hawkesbury will receive $100,000 to pave an active transportation lane, build community-wide active transportation supports like bike repair and water stations, build active transportation extensions to connect residential areas to the commercial district and roll-out a bike loan program.
“This is a proud moment for the Town of Port Hawkesbury. Part of our ongoing vision for Destination Reeves Street is the development of an integrated mobility plan for our Town. We have welcomed the opportunity to develop an interconnected system of bicycle facilities that is an all ages and abilities bicycle network. We have made tremendous strides to connect our town, particularly in low-carbon ways, thanks to the Department of Energy and Mines, as well as support from Health and Wellness and ACOA.”
– Town of Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm Beaton
— in the past eight years, the Department of Energy and Mines has invested more than $7.5 million in over 220 projects across the province to promote clean transportation and energy through the Low Carbon Communities and Connect2 programs
— Connect2 has supported the development of over 165 kms of active transportation networks
— the program supports community-driven projects that help create long-lasting greenhouse gas reductions through low carbon, clean energy projects
— the program is open to Mi’kmaw communities, non-profit organizations and municipalities
For more information on the Low Carbon Communities program, visit https://novascotia.ca/low-carbon-communities/