The Town of Yarmouth, along with 27 other Nova Scotia municipalities, was recently awarded funds from the province as part of its Beautification and Streetscaping Program.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – The Town of Yarmouth, along with 27 other Nova Scotia munici-palities, was recently awarded funds from the province as part of its Beautification and Streetscaping Program. The Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs offers the grants each year to help communi-ties across the province create more inviting public spaces for citizens, and to help attract visitors. A con-tribution of $12,500 went to the Town of Yarmouth.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded this grant money,” said Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood. “We have made tremendous investments over the last number of years toward beautifying our downtown and making it more appealing. These funds are helpful as they allow us to take care of a variety of small-er projects that need attention. Every little bit makes a difference.”
“Investing in beautification projects helps make our communities more vibrant, fosters local pride and encourages economic development,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr.
The grant money helps to fund some much-needed lighting improvements at the Killam Brothers Marina on Water Street. The town recently installed ten new light structures in the immediate area of the marina.
The town received grants from the same program in past years. In 2020, funds helped make improve-ments with street lighting, planters, and waste receptacles. In 2019, the funding went toward replacing the flagpole at Killam Brothers Marina, remodelling the Brown Street clock, adding concrete work to house the Sara Corning statue on Parade Street, and for improvements to the Frost Park fountain.
The full list of grant recipients is available on the province’s website here: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/beautification-and-streetscaping-program-grant-recipients-2021