“By keeping our priorities straight and focused on the positive – good things like this happen,” Mayor Hawa
by Rhonda Massad
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will be part of the Federal Governement’s new plan to invest in Park’s Canada’s historic canals throughout Quebec.
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has allocated more than $170 million to carry out various projects for the ensemble of Parks Canada’s five historic canals in Quebec over the next few years. The mission is planned to give visitors a more enhanced and safe experience while preserving Quebec’s natural and cultural heritage.
Part of this major investment includes extensive reconstruction work on the walls of the Lachine Canal and an investment that will include the construction of service areas and footpaths for the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal.
According to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa this has been in the works for more than a year.
“We made pests of ourselves to the Federal Government,” Hawa said with a big smile. “This is what Sainte-Annes is all about. My focus is to continuously improve our city and show visitors how unique we are.”
“I would like to extend a special thank you to our local for Lac St. Louis, MP Francis Scarpaleggia who too the ball over the line on this project,” Hawa said.