News release

Funding to Upgrade Community Infrastructure in Glace Bay

Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage
community grants

Significant improvements are coming to community facilities in the Glace Bay area with provincial grants announced today, May 17.

“Our government is committed to ensuring the sustainability and preservation of Nova Scotia facilities,” said John White, MLA for Glace Bay-Dominion, on behalf of Allan MacMaster, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “This investment will help support the renovations, repairs and upgrades of community-focused organizations to better serve the community.”

The Cape Breton Miners Museum, which pays tribute to the region’s long history of coal mining through storytelling, displays and tours, received funding to upgrade existing interpretive features.

Other community facilities to be upgraded through provincial grants include:

  • Caledonia Athletic Club will replace and upgrade exterior siding to prevent further damage.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78 in Dominion and the Glace Bay Citizens Service League (Town House) will install generators so the facilities can be used as comfort centres during extreme weather events and prolonged power outages.

These community grants are part of a series of announcements taking place across the province.


“With the additional investment from the Province, we will be able to create exhibits that will engage our visitors and tell the story of Cape Breton’s coal mining history. We are very grateful that the Province recognizes the importance of our story.”
Mary Pat Mombourquette, Executive Director, Cape Breton Miners Museum

Quick Facts:

  • grant recipients and funding amounts:
    • Cape Breton Miners Museum – $175,000
    • Caledonia Athletic Club – over $41,000
    • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78 – $24,000
    • Glace Bay Citizens Service League (Town House) – over $18,000

Additional Resources:

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