The Canadian Government Announced a New Armoury at the Saint-Hubert Garrison
SAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Canada (BulgarianMilitary.com) – In the middle of last week, on 16th January 2019, the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) announced the opening of a new armoury at Saint-Hubert Garrison, Quebec, Canada, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The move comes in accordance with the major goals of the Government of Canada, which involve investing in Defence infrastructure for providing the Canadian military personnel with up-to-date, functional, and green facilities for work and training. The total project investment of $50 million in Reserve infrastructure included construction, design fees, contract management, communications, furnishings and landscaping.
Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister, commented, “Through our defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, our government is expanding our Reserve Force, modernizing Defence infrastructure, and taking care of the future training and operational needs of our people. I am proud that we are delivering on the new Saint-Hubert Armoury, a green and modern facility which will support the future success of Canada’s Reserve Force in the Montreal South Shore area.”
The $25-million construction contract under the above project was awarded to Laval-based Groupe Geyser Inc. and the $2.6-million design contract – to Birtz Bastien Beaudoin Laforest, and Stantec.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony on 16th January 2019 for the new armoury was attended by the Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Parliamentary Secretary to the Defence Minister Serge Cormier.
The centralized new and renovated facilities of 8,824-m2 will be used by Reserve Force units, including Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, 34 Service Battalion, 41 Military Police Platoon, as well as the 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters in the greater Montreal region. The military personnel will be provided with modern administrative spaces, training rooms, an advanced weapons simulator, vehicle and equipment storage areas, common mess facilities, as well as a fitness centre.
The new armoury, which was completed in December 2018, was designed in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards with the intention Defence to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and non-military vehicles by 40 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030 and to support the new federal emissions reduction target of 80 percent by 2050.
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Source: Department of National Defence (Canada)