NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 21, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protects and preserves the vital local infrastructure while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, that 9 new projects in West Nipissing have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects 506,875$. The provincial government is providing $253,438, and the Municipality of West Nipissing will provide the balance of funding. This project is essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
Additionally, MP Serré announced a total investment of $860,349 through the Gas Tax Fund for the Municipality of West Nipissing. The GTF funding supports hundreds of local infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities.
Thanks to these investments, residents of West Nipissing will benefit from improved and upgraded water and wastewater services as well as long-term funding to help ensure access to good middle-class jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life.
“These projects will have a huge impact on the quality of life, improving key municipal services and boosting regional development for years to come. Infrastructure projects play an important role in supporting communities like West Nipissing – they are essential parts of our communities and they help their families and businesses to thrive, excel and innovate.”
-Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
“The Ontario Government continues to ensure that residents have safe and dependable infrastructure through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This project in West Nipissing will maintain and upgrade critical wastewater and storm water infrastructure, essential to maintaining and enhancing our quality of life, while providing economic stimulation and new jobs. We’ve been working closely with the Federal Government to bring this project forward, and it it’s a great example of what we can achieve when all levels of government work together to build Ontario up.”
-Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury
“As Mayor of West Nipissing, I am extremely grateful for the support that we have received from the Federal Government. These funds will assist the Municipality to carry out many needed upgrades to our infrastructure. I am especially appreciative of the support of our local MP Mr. Serre who has advocated on our behalf in Ottawa on this file and many others.”
-Joanne Savage, Mayor for the Municipality of West Nipissing
Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html
Building Ontario – Infrastructure Plan: www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario
The federal Gas Tax Fund in Ontario: www.amo.on.ca/AMO-Content/Gas-Tax/Canada-s-Gas-Tax-Fund