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Province Funding Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

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Province Funding Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

Projects Approved under the Small Communities Fund

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

Residents of Naicatchewenin First Nation, Big Grassy First Nation, and Fort Frances will benefit from important infrastructure investments thanks to funding from the government of Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

Naicatchewenin First Nation, Ontario

Wastewater Infrastructure

This project will include improvements and upgrades to the Bailey Bridge area wastewater infrastructure, providing increased capacity to manage sewage overflow in order to prevent backflow into residencies in the community.

  • The province of Ontario will provide up to $40,999.
  • The Naicatchewenin First Nation will be responsible for a portion of the cost of the project.

Big Grassy First Nation, Ontario

Drinking Water

The project will include upgrades and expansion of the current water treatment plant to add a slow sand filtration process and accommodate new equipment. Once completed, these upgrades will help with the removal of organics and increase primary and secondary disinfection, which will improve the quality of drinking water in the Big Grassy First Nation community.

  • The province of Ontario will provide up to $940,000.
  • The Big Grassy First Nation will be responsible for a portion of the cost of the project.

Fort Frances, Ontario

Major Highways and Roads

The project involves the reconstruction of Colonization Road East, from south of the Scott Street intersection to north of the 5th street intersection, and associated wastewater work. Once completed, the work will help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on this high capacity road.

  • The province of Ontario will provide up to $948,023.
  • The Municipality of Fort Frances will be responsible for a portion of the cost of the project.

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