Project approved under Canada’s Small Communities Fund 

July 24, 2015                       Port Moody, British Columbia 

Residents of Port Moody will benefit from the remediation of the Barnet Highway Landfill site thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund. 

This project will remediate the Barnet Highway Landfill site, which has not been used for over twenty years.  The remediation plan includes providing improved drainage, site grading and site preparation for future use.  

The project announced today is among 55 recently approved in British Columbia that will collectively receive more than $128 million in joint federal-provincial funding under the Small Communities Fund. These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development. 

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province that have fewer than 100,000 residents. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across British Columbia for years to come. 

Quick Facts 

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $705,500 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of British Columbia will contribute up to $705,500 to this project.
  • The City of Port Moody will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
  • The total estimated cost for this project is $2,116,500.
  • The 55 projects approved for funding in British Columbia under the Small Communities Fund so far include 24 drinking water projects, 22 wastewater projects, four major roads projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects and one solid waste management project. 


“We are proud to invest in projects like the remediation of the Barnet Highway Landfill site in Port Moody, which will benefit our community by providing a new green space for residents to enjoy. Our Government’s commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund, we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of British Columbia’s residents while helping create jobs and economic growth.” 

The Honourable James Moore Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam 

“Transforming this brownfield into green space is turning a problem into a solution. When this former landfill is cleaned up to current environmental standards, it will keep potential contaminants from entering fish habitat, and can be transformed into functional space for the benefit of Port Moody residents. It’s a great example of what can be achieved when we work together.” 

Linda Reimer MLA, Port Moody-Coquitlam 

“Through the assistance of the Federal and Provincial Governments, we are able to move forward with the remediation and re-purposing of the former landfill site. This project is addressing a long standing environmental concern on the site, and will provide new community amenity and green space. The partnership with senior governments has made this possible, and ensures a long term benefit for our community – we thank them both for sharing our dedication to the environment and our vision for the future." 

Mike Clay Mayor, City of Port Moody 

Associated Links 

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit 

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit 

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at 

Learn more about the Small Communities Fund at work in British Columbia: