HANWELL (GNB) – An investment of $150,000 will go toward improvements in Hanwell in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The project includes a new playground at the community’s nature park and trail system.

“We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful province of breathtaking landscapes, where we rejoice in its cultural diversity and welcoming spirit,” said deputy premier Stephen Horsman. “Our investment in this project will enrich Hanwell while marking our nation’s 150th anniversary.”

Horsman spoke on behalf of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.

“We are thrilled that the provincial government has chosen to invest in the health and wellness of Hanwell residents through this project,” said Mayor Chris Melvin. “This addition to our park will be a celebration of Canada, New Brunswick and our community.”

Funding is provided under the Program for Municipal Development to Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Municipalities with populations of more than 4,000 and less than 25,000 were eligible to apply for funding of up to $150,000 for beautification projects to contribute to a vibrant and attractive downtown and to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.