THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Government is investing close to $14 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure while creating local construction jobs in northwestern Ontario.
The province is supporting these improvements through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, which is providing $100 million to help municipalities across the province build and maintain key infrastructure.
The approved projects include:
- Replacing the Court Street bridge in Thunder Bay is ($2 million)
Upgrading the filtration system in a water treatment plant in Nipigon ($360,000)
Repairing the Geraldton Ward and Longlac Ward water towers in Greenstone ($713,600)
Upgrading water and sewer lines in Atikokan ($2 million)
Improving water infrastructure on Highway 594 and Duke Street in Dryden ($1.3 million)
Upgrading emergency water mains in Emo near the hospital ($2 million)
Refurbishing the sewage treatment plant in Ignace ($2 million)
Replacing water and sewer infrastructure in Rainy River on Fourth Street ($2 million)
Renewing Red Lake’s water and sewer infrastructure in Balmertown ($810,000)
Installing new water treatment equipment in Redditt ($375,000)
Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro states, “Investment in building and maintaining essential infrastructure is important to our rural and northern communities. I am pleased that our government is helping ensure the prosperity of rural Ontario by providing this financial support for critical infrastructure projects in our communities”.