Ontario investing in infrastructure across Kenora Riding

KENORA — Ontario is working to support municipalities and get people moving by investing in new road and transit infrastructure projects in Naotkamegwanning First Nation, Rainy River First Nations, Chapple and Animakee Wa Zhing 37.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, announced today that the Ford Government is investing more than $400,000 in 4 road and infrastructure projects in Naotkamegwanning First Nation, Rainy River First Nations, Chapple and Animakee Wa Zhing 37 by nominating them under the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

“These investments will help people who rely on our roads and marine accessibility throughout the region. By building and maintaining great roads, bridges and transit infrastructure, we are helping people achieve what matters most — spending more time with the people they love,” said Rickford.

“We’re continuing to work with municipalities, families and businesses, to make smart investments in our infrastructure, to keep it safe and reliable,” says Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott. “Our investments are creating jobs and growing the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario.”

The projects are now with the federal government for final funding decisions as they are reviewed for eligibility under the ICIP program. Some projects could begin as soon as Fall 2019. If approved, the nominated projects will be eligible for total funding of more than $2.5 million from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

“We’re excited to get shovels in the ground; these initiatives promise to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Rickford. “Now it’s up to the federal government to approve them.”

Funding details:

  • $201,821.70 for Tri-Band Access Road Rehabilitation
  • $52,988.48 for Rainy River First Nation Culvert Rehabilitation
  • $118,708.13 for Off Lake Road Culvert Rehabilitation
  • $59,022.60 for Windigo Island Docking Infrastructure Accessibility Project