IGNACE – Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, was pleased to celebrate with the Township of Ignace today. Their water treatment plant project has been completed with funding in conjunction with the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program (COIP).
MP Rickford worked on Ignace’s behalf to obtain a one year extension and additional required funding that was the result of changes to drinking water regulations under the Ontario Potable Water Program. This enabled the Kekwanzik Lake Water Supply System Construction Project to be completed.
“This is great news for Ignace,” said Rickford. “The completion of this project ended a boil water advisory that had been in effect since July 2007. Now 665 households finally have access to safe and reliable drinking water.”
The Township of Ignace provides a full range of services including three schools, community health centre, library, two financial institutions, ambulance service, arena, bowling alley, fitness centre, seniors centre, volunteer fire services, golf course, soccer and baseball fields to name a few.
“This major infrastructure project is very important to the people within this community and is a great example of federal, provincial and municipal governments all working together for the betterment of the people,” stated Rickford.