Canada and FCM fund green projects in Quebec communities
The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced $991,200 in Green Municipal Fund for feasibility studies, plans and pilot projects in five Quebec communities.
In the Montreal borough of Lachine, a plan will be developed to transform a former industrial area into a green neighbourhood for 4,500 new households designed to meet sustainable development objectives.
In the Matane region, the Société d’aide au développement des collectivités will conduct a feasibility study in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke on methods of recycling and reclaiming wind turbine blades to prevent them from ending up in landfills.
In collaboration with the City of Quebec, the Town of Lac-Delage will conduct a pilot project to preserve Lake Saint-Charles, the main local source of drinking water, and to meet environmental standards. The municipality will use a new technology, developed by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, to treat industrial and municipal wastewater within the existing aerated pond system.
In the municipality of Val-Joli in the Eastern Townships, a pilot project will redevelop a building formerly occupied by a gas station and convenience store into commercial and residential space.
“Municipalities are important partners in climate action,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister, Environment and Climate Change. “These local and innovative projects throughout Quebec will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create cleaner, healthier communities for generations to come.”