First Nations receive Canada 150 funds

Year 1 No. 31 — Friday, November 11, 2017

Several First Nations in the region will benfit from infrastructure funding through the Canada 150 program.

Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $377,800 in support of six infrastructure projects in communities and First Nations across Northwestern Ontario.

Provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), this funding will support infrastructure improvements to community centres, recreation facilities and social gathering places throughout the Kenora riding.

“I’m pleased to see that today’s announcement will help revitalize important community facilities across Northwestern Ontario and that residents will benefit from these investments well into the future,” stated Nault. “The projects receiving funding will each serve to make their respective communities better places to work, live, and play.”

The investments include:

Bearskin Lake First Nation $100,000

The Bearskin Lake First Nation Community Centre will be renovated with work on the electrical, mechanical and heating systems, a concrete floor, drywalling, insulation, painting and other finishings.

Naotkamegwanning First Nation $71,000

An investment of $71,000 will enable Naotkamegwanning First Nation to undertake improvements to the ChiKeyWis Arena and Cultural Centre.

Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining Ojibway Nation  $20,000

An investment of $20,000 will enable Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining Ojibway Nation to rehabilitate an outdoor skating rink and replace local docks used by the community as a swim platform.