Insurance Business Canada link: Saint John flood mitigation projects receive federal funding
Through the federal Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, the city will receive more than $11.9 million. The money will go into supporting its three-point Saint John Flood Mitigation Strategy which consists of three projects: refurbishing the local sea wall, raising and/or replacing city pumping stations, and relocating vulnerable electrical infrastructure on the city’s waterfront.
“Extreme weather events are becoming more and more common in Canadian towns and cities. It is time to take concrete steps to adapt to the impacts of climate change to ensure a safe, prosperous future for our families, our businesses and the environment,” said Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Marco Mendicino, who announced the funding.