Backgrounder: Halifax County will benefit from infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces 


The Government of Canada invests more than $273,000 in four community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

Sackville Lakes Park and Trails Association The Association will construct a two-kilometre multi-use active transportation trail for Great Beech Hill within Sackville Lakes Provincial Park. This will enhance the existing trail system parallel to Cobequid Road, upgrading an active transportation route frequented by pedestrians, cyclists and other users linking Lower Sackville, Lakeview, and Windsor Junction.  $153,688 (non-repayable) Shane O’Neil
Sackville Lakes Park and Trails Association
The MacDonald House Association This project will provide the MacDonald House with new windows and public bathrooms as well as repainting the building’s exterior. The parking lot will also be paved, which will increase the safety of the access off the highway. The completion of the work will help the Association revitalize a multi-purpose building that has been at the heart of the community since 1949.  $74,940
Bridget Turner
MacDonald House Association
Seaforth Community Group The Seaforth Community Group will install a green self-sustaining septic system that will require less servicing and will reduce the group’s carbon footprint by using less water. Gender neutral and accessible washrooms will be constructed in the lower level of the building, which will increase its usability for people of all abilities. $ 26,880 (non-repayable) Jeffrey Adams
Seaforth Community Group
Acadia Recreation Club Society The Society will install four heat pumps and three tankless hot water systems as well as complete upgrades to the building’s insulation to improve its energy efficiency. The upgrades will allow the recreation club to continue to maintain an important community asset.  $18,360 (non-repayable)  Linda Hefler
Acadia Recreation Club Society





Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Communications Director
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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