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Canada and FCM invest in sustainable communities across Quebec

Maryam Farag   

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The Government of Canada announced a combined investment totalling $12.6 million through Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal Fund to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste and improve the quality of water in communities across Quebec.

The City of Québec, together with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec-Université Laval, receives $11.5 million, including a $10-million repayable loan for the construction of a heating system on the site of the Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus, using steam discharged by the city’s municipal incinerator.

Other projects include:

  • Réemploi+,in partnership with the Régie des matières résiduelles (RMR) du Lac-Saint-Jean, receives $400,000 to carry out a pilot project that will divert 5,000 metric tonnes of waste from the ecocentres run by the RMR each year.
  • The City of Rivière-du-Loupreceives $400,000 to conduct a pilot project to increase the capacity of Rivière-du-Loup’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • The Municipality of Sainte-Hedwidgereceives $240,200 to implement a centralized biomass heating system to meet the heating needs of three buildings.
  • The City of Candiacreceives $54,750 to complete a feasibility study on the implementation of an energy recovery loop to distribute heating and air conditioning between emitters and receivers in the Montcalm downtown area.
  • The City of Drummondvillereceives $36,160 to carry out a pilot project in partnership with the Regional County Municipality of Drummond to recover and recycle bulky items and construction, renovation, demolition waste from the residential and business sectors.
  • The Town of Amquireceives $29,900 to set up a pilot project to ensure the sustainable management of storm water in the town’s Blais sector.
  • The Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouaisreceives $23,750 to carry out a feasibility study to identify facilitating factors, obstacles, and the interest of citizens and organizations in four municipalities in the RCM of Collines-de-l’Outaouais in adopting sustainable mobility options, including the sharing of electric and hybrid vehicles.





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