Federal Government to Invest in Harbour on White Cloud Island

March 10, 2015

 

Federal Government to Invest in Harbour on White Cloud Island

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to announce that the Federal Government, through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Small Craft Harbour Program (SCH), will provide funding to improve the safety of the harbour on White Cloud Island.

 

Planned interventions at White Cloud Island will involve stabilizing the wharf approach, extending safety ladders and placing proper signage to inform users of berthing and access restrictions. The tendering phase for this project is planned for the summer of 2015 with construction work expected to begin in the fall.

 

“The Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Small Craft Harbours Program has provided an immense amount of support to several local harbours in Bruce and Grey counties in previous years,” said Miller. “I am very pleased to see that the Program will be investing at White Cloud Island to ensure the wharf can continue to be used safely for years to come.”

 

Mr. Alan Barfoot, Mayor of the Township of Georgian Bluffs, added that: “Georgian Bluffs is pleased that the Federal Government has recognized the importance of the wharf at White Cloud. We look forward to working with them on other projects in the future.”

 

For more information on the Small Craft Harbours Program please visit; http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sch-ppb/home-accueil-eng.htm.

 

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