By: David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
To meet the current operational requirements of the Army Reserve in Halifax, the federal government has announced it will construct a new armoury at Willow Park.
The cost is $66 million and construction is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.
The new armoury will support 36 Service Battalion, 36 Signal Regiment, and 33 Field Ambulance by bringing them together into one facility, according to a news release from the Department of National Defence.
In addition, another $21 million will be spent on the next phase of the rehabilitation of the North Park Armoury in Halifax, upgrades to various naval jetties at the Halifax Dockyard, as well as pavement work at the Department of National Defence’s Shearwater airfield, according to the news release.