Canadian government's three levels (Federal, Provincial and Municipal) are contributing over US$9 million in joint funding towards phase-one redevelopment of Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal in Yarmouth (Nova Scotia).
Works include the upgrade and relocation of passenger inspection line booths, replacement of the pontoon and transfer bridge and improvement of overall terminal facilities like passenger waiting areas and external lighting.
Nova Scotia and federal governments are both contributing up to US$3 million via Small Communities Fund.
The municipality and town of Yarmouth are each contributing US$1.2 million to the new project. The Municipality of Argyle provides US$300,000.
The municipally-owned ferry terminal is an asset that was transferred to the community by the federal government before the resumption of ferry service back in 2014. Argyle declined to become one of the municipal owners, and is committing to terminal’s upgrades on lower scale than the other 2 units.