Feds invest in harbours

Part of a $7.9 million program of maintenance, repair, construction and dredging projects

The Government of Canada will invest in harbour projects at Campbell River, Gorge Harbour, and Heriot Bay as part of a $7.9 million program of maintenance, repair, construction and dredging projects at small craft harbours across British Columbia.

“Our Government recognizes that small craft harbours play a vital role for the fishing industry and local communities,” said John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North. “The investment announced today demonstrates this Government’s commitment to providing safe and functional harbours. It will support local economies, create jobs and benefit commercial fishers and their communities for years to come.”

The major projects announced include:

  • Maintenance and repair

Replacement of existing electrical transformers and receptacle cabinets at Campbell River (Discovery Harbour); and Reconstruction of the launching and loading ramp at Gorge Harbour.

  • Dredging

Dredging to modify the harbour entrance at Heriot Bay Harbour.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes these projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users. Close cooperation between the Department and harbour authorities allows the federal government to continue to provide an operable system of harbours and facilities throughout Canada in support of the commercial fishing industry.