Photo of the Clare Veterans Centre

Press Release
(For immediate release)

Saulnierville, Nova Scotia, July 14, 2023 — Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, and Yvon LeBlanc, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Clare, announced a joint investment of more than $2.9 million to renovate the Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville.

This investment will enable accessibility enhancements, such as a new accessible entry with a concrete ramp and interior elevator, and the installation of a solar photovoltaic array, which will generate renewable energy and reduce operation costs. In addition, the building exterior will be re-clad for durability and will boast a front addition showcasing a new façade. Inside, numerous equipment upgrades and renovations will include a new heating and cooling system, updated electrical, new accessible washrooms, a renovated kitchen, upgraded lighting, a walk-in cooler and new drywall and paint.

These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 31.9% and greenhouse gas emissions by 33.2 tonnes annually. Additionally, the improvements will create an accessible environment for users and extend the building’s lifespan while enhancing its versatility and overall appearance.

The Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville is located in the largest rural Acadian community in Nova Scotia. The centre is used extensively by groups across all sectors and demographics and is home to numerous annual events.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.

For further information, please consult the Government of Canada press release.