NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, announced today that residents of Killarney and French River will soon benefit from two landfill improvement projects thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. Canada and Ontario will each provide up to $276,512 to the Killarney Landfill Leachate Collection and Treatment System and up to $250,328 to the Noelville Landfill Improvement project.
The Killarney Landfill project will see the installation of systems to collect and treat environmentally harmful liquids and the expansion of the landfill site. Upgrades will include a new collection piping system and treatment lagoon within the wetland. Once completed, these projects will help mitigate adverse environmental impacts due to waste disposal in the area.
Improvements to the Noelville Landfill will include the installation of a litter fence and automated gate systems. Topsoil will cover filled areas and a row of trees will be planted to help contain waste within the site. A storm water management pond will also be built to help reduce the risk of flooding.
These are two of the 13 Ontario projects announced on March 18 in Thunder Bay by the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and Ontario 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.
To learn more the Small Communities Fund, please visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.
“Our government will deliver real change to communities across Canada. We made a strong commitment to provide provinces, territories and municipalities with the support they need to maintain, restore and build public infrastructure. Going forward, our government will support public infrastructure that contributes to the quality of life of all Canadians.”
Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
“This is vital work in these communities. Our provincial government is committed to supporting residents across the north with improvements to infrastructure. As a frequent visitor to both Killarney and the French River every year, I’m pleased to see important upgrades taking place.”
MPP for Sudbury
“The municipality of Killarney is known for its wilderness beauty. We are so pleased to receive multi-level government support through the Small Communities Fund. These funds will allow us to improve waste management and diversion in our municipality. It is important to our rate payers and the thousands of visitors that visit our municipality to protect our natural environment and water quality.”
Mayor of the Municipality of Killarney
“This funding will improve the efficiency of our landfill and ensure its longevity. We are very pleased to receive support from the federal and provincial government and are now able to move this project to phase 2 and 3. These improvements will impact the Municipality of French River as a whole including its many visitors.”
Mayor of the Municipality of French River