Bob Nault Announces $377k in Infrastructure Funding


KENORA – 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,” said Nault. “The projects receiving funding will each serve to make their respective communities better places to work, live, and play.”


Longbow Lake Improved Access Corporation        $100,000

An investment of $100,000 will enable the Longbow Lake Improved Access Corporation to rehabilitate the local boat lift to provide access between Lake of the Woods and Longbow Lake.

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.

Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls    $50,000

The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls will receive $50,000 to enhance the nature trails in the community through the use of wayfinding, interpretive signs, a trail guidebook and base camps.

Township of Ignace    $36,800

The Township of Ignace will undertake improvements to the Ignace Recreation Hub with the addition of a skate park to the existing arena, as well as improvements to the bowling alley, fitness centre and tennis courts.

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.

Quick facts

  • The CIP 150 funding is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The program is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.
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