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Thirteen Communities to Receive Funding for Local Infrastructure

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Thirteen Communities to Receive Funding for Local Infrastructure

The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing funding for 13 projects in communities across the province under the Small Communities Fund (SCF). This is in addition to the 75 projects previously approved under the SCF in Ontario.

Canada and Ontario are each committing over $5 million for the 13 projects, which have a total eligible cost of more than $15 million. Communities will be responsible for all remaining project costs.

The 13 infrastructure projects are:

Recipient

Project Description

Provincial

Contribution

Federal

Contribution

Dubreuilville Township

Constructing a new municipal landfill site to facilitate the disposal of non-hazardous residential, commercial and industrial waste to help mitigate the environmental impact on the local community.

$255,133

$255,133

Fauquier-Strickland Township

Upgrading the existing piping process and updating the electrical, heating, ventilation and plumbing systems to improve the local community's drinking water.

$878,578

$878,578

Municipality of French River

Constructing a storm water management pond and installing a litter fence and automated gate systems to reduce the risk of flooding.

$250,328

$250,328

Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation

Installing a new solar-powered electric microgrid that will reduce the local community's reliance on diesel and help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

$260,662

$260,662

Mississauga First Nation

Constructing a transfer station to temporarily hold waste slated for disposal or recycling. Once completed, the local community will benefit from a more cost-effective waste disposal system that will meet its needs over the next 20 years.

$273,750

$273,750

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Installing a new solar-powered electric micro-grid, and adopting energy conservation measures that use solar modules, oil-powered generators and batteries, to provide the local community with cost-effective power.

$684,238

$684,238

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Installing a new solar-powered electric micro-grid that will provide cost-effective power to over 50 local homes and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

$814,568

$814,568

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

Installing a galvanized steel roof on a local outdoor hockey rink, equipped with a solar grid system and LED lighting, to help generate solar energy.

$132,000

$132,000

Burpee and Mills Township

Installing a solar-powered heating system in a municipal garage. Once completed, this new clean-energy technology will help generate cleaner electricity that will improve the local community's environment and health.

$11,753

$11,753

Oneida Nation of the Thames

Installing a new solar-powered electric microgrid that will provide cost-effective power for local community housing and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

$814,568

$814,568

Serpent River First Nation

Installing additional fiber optic cable to provide 370 local community members with broadband internet access.

$122,112

$122,112

Municipality of Killarney

Expanding a local landfill site and installing a new system to collect and treat environmentally harmful liquids. These upgrades will help mitigate waste disposal-related environmental impacts.

$276,512

$276,512

The North Shore Township

De-commissioning an over-capacitated local landfill site to improve solid waste disposal in the local community.

$292,125

$292,125

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