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New Brunswick investing $3 million in Charlo Dam improvements

Funding will be used to restore and repair the toe of the dam to ensure its future stability.


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(l-r) Donald Arseneault, minister responsible for the Regional Development Corp.; Dalhousie Mayor Normand Pelletier; and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

The New Brunswick government is investing $3 million in infrastructure improvements to the Charlo Dam.

Funding will be used to restore and repair the toe of the dam to ensure its future stability.

“This investment guarantees reliable water for the people of Dalhousie, and presents a potential for new economic growth opportunities,” said Donald Arseneault,minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, in a government release.

In 2016, the Town of Dalhousie and the provincial government reached a 10-year water supply and service agreement. The government, through the Regional Development Corporation, acquired the dam and a 14-kilometre water pipeline from Abitibi Bowater in 2009.