FARO, YT, Feb. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – The safety and well-being of Northerners are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Yukon.
That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, as they adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the creation of good, middle-class jobs.
Yukoners need municipal infrastructure facilities that are modern, efficient and environmentally responsible.
Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable John Streicker, Minister of Community Services, for the Government of Yukon, announced funding for a new consolidated fire hall and public works building for the Town of Faro.
The new Faro Public Works and Firehall replaces two existing buildings. The design of the new building meets the needs of the Town, as it includes seven vehicle bays; staff offices; shared meeting rooms; parts and tool storage; a morgue; and decontamination areas.
The new building is designed to exceed minimum energy efficiency standards by 25%, and the mechanical design also utilizes in-floor radiant heating, and air curtains on several of the overhead doors, in order to minimize heat loss. Additionally, the structural and electrical service components are designed to accommodate the potential installation of a roof-mounted photovoltaic array.
The Government of Canada is…