Canada and FCM support green projects in five Quebec communities
by CM Staff
The Government of Canada announced $991,200 in GMF funding
LACHINE, Que. — The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) continue to make strategic investments through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to support more sustainable communities.
The Government of Canada announced $991,200 in GMF funding for feasibility studies, plans and pilot projects in five Quebec communities.
In the Montreal borough of Lachine, a plan will be developed to transform a former industrial area into a green neighbourhood for 4,500 new households designed to meet sustainable development objectives, including a reduction in greenhouse gases and improved access to public services and infrastructure. The development plan involves a consultation process as well as studies on an urban heating and cooling system, a structured transportation plan as well as a waste management and recovery plan.
In the Matane region, the Société d’aide au développement des collectivités will conduct a feasibility study in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke on methods of recycling and reclaiming wind turbine blades to prevent them from ending up in landfills.
In collaboration with the City of Quebec, the Town of Lac-Delage will conduct a pilot project to preserve Lake Saint-Charles, the main local source of drinking water, and to meet environmental standards. The municipality will use a new technology, developed by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, to treat industrial and municipal wastewater within the existing aerated pond system.
In the municipality of Val-Joli in the Eastern Townships, a pilot project will redevelop a building formerly occupied by a gas station and convenience store into commercial and residential space. The land will also be rehabilitated using a new state-of-the-art technique, which will be used for the first time in Quebec.
Following public consultations, the Municipality of Adstock will re-examine its land use plans and urban planning practices by integrating sustainable development principles and taking into account the impact of climate change.