Media Release

August 11, 2014

Fire Sprinkler System to Enhance Safety of Seniors in Corner Brook Building

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a contract valued at $150,000 to Pine Martin Adventures Inc. to install a new fire sprinkler system at the Forestside Manor in Corner Brook.

“Designed to delay and control the spread of fires, automatic sprinkler systems are a proven way to save lives and protect property. Tenants of Forestside Manor and their families can have a greater sense of comfort knowing their building is being protected by a new sprinkler system.” - The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and MHA for Humber East

The sprinkler system is scheduled for completion early in September. This project is part of ongoing work to improve social housing units throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

“We are proud of the ongoing work being carried out on our social housing units as we move forward to complete upgrades on all of our properties. This government will continue to ensure safe and affordable housing is available to our citizens, now and in the future." - The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

In 2014-15, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $10 million to renovate another 450 social housing units throughout the province. To date, approximately 77 per cent of units province-wide have received upgrades.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $150,000 for the installation of a new fire sprinkler system at Forestside Manor in Corner Brook.
  • Since 2007, the Provincial Government has invested $96 million in Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation for upgrades to 77 per cent of its 5,588 social housing units.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province’s largest landlord, with 5,588 rental units province-wide.

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Media contacts:

Milly Brown
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
millybrown@gov.nl.ca
Kevin Guest
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
709-729-4304, 730-2320
kevinguest@gov.nl.ca
John Tompkins
Director of Communications
|Department of Advanced Education and Skills
709-729-0753, 728-7762
jtompkins@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca