Regional Development Corporation

Province contributes $400,000 toward library construction (08/08/25)

NB 1208

Aug. 25, 2008

CAP-PELÉ (CNB) - The Province of New Brunswick is contributing $400,000 toward construction of a new public library in Cap-Pelé, Finance Minister Victor Boudreau announced today.

"Today's investment in this very important community project for Cap-Pelé will help us work toward our goal of self-sufficiency," said Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.

Boudreau was joined for the announcement by Cap-Pelé Mayor Debbie Dodier.

"The municipality of Cap-Pelé is delighted that the provincial government is investing in this project," Dodier said. "A library has been on the municipality's wish list since its incorporation in 1969. With today's announcement, the project takes another major step toward becoming reality.

"The people of Cap-Pelé will be happy to see that a third of the construction cost is being subsidized by the province. A library is an essential tool for the municipality's residents, and this will enable everyone in the community to indulge in the pleasure of reading."

Funding through the Regional Development Corporation will be provided to the Village of Cap-Pelé to support the $1.2-million project, which consists of constucting a 495 sq.-metre (5,500-sq.-ft.), one-level facility containing a library, computer room and a multi-functional room.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Bruce Macfarlane, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4606; Stéphane Dallaire, Village of Cap-Pelé, 506-577-2030.