07/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/30/2021 13:09
July 30, 2021
Gibsons, British Columbia - The communities on the Sunshine Coast are welcoming a significant federal investment that will benefit the local economy and community.
Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to ensure this important infrastructure can enhance local communities.
Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada is investing funds under Budget 2021 to help renew the harbours in the Sunshine Coast.
Since the announcement of Budget 2018, the harbour at Gibsons received investments of more than $1 million. This project will be completed this year.
In addition, improvements will be made to the electrical integrity and energy efficiency of the wharf at Madeira Park, which is managed by the Harbour Authority of Pender Harbour. In addition, the old boat grid in Whiskey Slough will be removed and remediated to improve the marine environmental quality