It was announced today that a $242,000 contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will be put toward the Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department.
The funding will allow the Sherbrooke Department to repurpose a former school bus garage into a functioning fire hall. Work needed to be done to convert the building include: interior demolition, installation of new bay doors and upgrades to the plumbing and electrical.
Sean Fraser, MP for Central Nova, was at the announcement today and said: “We are proud to support the Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department in the establishment of a new fire hall so they can continue to serve Canadians.”
The CIP150 is providing up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.