New Waterford Community Hub progress commendable

Source: Saltwire: As we reach October and into a change of seasons, I want to applaud a change that is taking place in New Waterford. The progress of the ‘New Waterford Community Hub’ project is commendable. The excitement around construction of our new Community Wellness Centre and the new Breton Education Centre (BEC) is growing as more members of the community see the new buildings take shape. This is just the start. There is more to come.


Building Dreams in the Construction Trades 

For Cole Walker, a grade 11 student at Breton Education Centre (BEC), he’s not yet sure of the exact path he’ll follow, but there is one thing he knows for certain; his future looks very similar to his Papa’s thanks to an inspiring six months of learning in a skilled trades class, taught by one passionate professor and a community of tradespeople. 


Tenders Awarded for New Waterford School, Community Wellness Centre

From Province of Nova Scotia: New Waterford is a step closer to a new school and community wellness centre. Tender packages totalling more than $6.5 million for the construction of a new Breton Education Centre and community wellness centre were awarded today, July 8, to Brilun Construction Ltd., Flynn Canada Ltd. and PMC Roofing Limited. The work includes the construction of exterior walls and roofing.


Canada and Nova Scotia invest in new community wellness centre to support the health and wellbeing of New Waterford residents

From Infrastructure Canada – Investing in recreational infrastructure brings communities together. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure play a key role in supporting healthy communities while growing the economy and creating good jobs that support the younger generations. 


Follow Up: New Waterford Community Hub – Community Engagement Session

On December 13, 2021, the Cape Breton Partnership hosted Community Engagement Sessions at Breton Education Centre for the surrounding community on the ongoing New Waterford Community Hub Project. Each session included representatives who shared updates and details on this significant project from architects and designers, as well as team members from CBRM Health Care Redevelopment, Nova Scotia Lands, Nova Scotia Public Works, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council.

Mockups allow Cape Breton medical professionals to see spaces before they’re built

From Saltwire – It may only look like pieces of coloured tape stuck to the floor but Troy Penney wants you to see windows, doors and medical equipment when you tour through the warehouse area of the former Scotsburn Dairy building on Upper Prince Street where two and three-dimensional mockups of future hospital rooms are temporarily housed.