Aquatic Centre Gets Funding For Upgrades

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:57 AM

The Aquatic Centre is in need of upgrades and will be receiving $200 thousand dollars worth in federal and provincial funding. That announcement from Saint John-Rothesay M-P Wayne Long according to a tweet from Mayor Don Darling.

The Trudeau Government says it plans to spend $186 billion over 10 years on infrastructure. The Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Larry Smith says it's long overdue with a survey revealing one-third of municipal infrastructure is in fair, poor or very poor condition.

Senator Smith says the infrastructure program will have to be focused with clear, measurable objectives to avoid taxpayer dollars being wasted.