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Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and Ontario announce joint funding for 13 Infrastructure Projects

The governments of Canada and Ontario are announcing funding for 13 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund (SCF). This is in addition to the 78 projects already identified under the SCF in Ontario.

The Governments of Canada and Ontario each committed over $5 million for the 13 projects, which have a total eligible cost of more than $15 million. Recipient communities will be responsible for all remaining project costs. So far, the vast majority of the projects approved under this Fund are in communities with a population of less than 25,000.

The projects announced today are as follows:

RecipientProject DescriptionProvincial ContributionFederal Contribution

Dubreuilville Township

Construct a new municipal landfill site to facilitate the disposal of non-hazardous residential, commercial and industrial waste to help mitigate the environmental impact on the local community.

$255,133

$255,133

Fauquier-Strickland Township

Upgrade the existing piping process and update the electrical, heating, ventilation and plumbing systems to improve the local community's drinking water.

$878,578

$878,578

Municipality of French River

Install a litter fence and automated gate systems and construct a storm water management pond to reduce the risk of flooding.

$250,328

$250,328

Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation

Install a new solar-powered electric micro-grid that will reduce the local community's reliance on diesel and help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

$260,662

$260,662

Mississauga First Nation

Construct a transfer station to temporarily hold waste slated for disposal or recycling. Once completed, the local community will benefit from a more cost-effective waste disposal system that will meet its needs over the next 20 years.

$273,750

$273,750

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Install a new solar-powered electric micro-grid, and adopt energy conservation measures that use solar modules, oil-powered generators and batteries, to provide the local community with cost-effective power.

$684,238

$684,238

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Install a new solar-powered electric micro-grid that will provide cost-effective power to over 50 local homes and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

$814,568

$814,568

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

Install a galvanized steel roof on a local outdoor hockey rink, equipped with a solar grid system and LED lighting, to help generate solar energy.

$132,000

$132,000

Burpee and Mills Township

Install a solar-powered heating system in a municipal garage that will generate cleaner electricity and help improve the local community's environment and health.

$11,753

$11,753

Oneida Nation of the Thames

Install a new solar-powered electric micro-grid that will provide cost-effective power for local community housing and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

$814,568

$814,568

Serpent River First Nation

Install additional fiber optic cable to provide 370 local community members with broadband Internet access.

$122,112

$122,122

Municipality of Killarney

Expand a local landfill site and install a new system to collect and treat environmentally harmful liquids. These upgrades will help mitigate waste disposal-related environmental impacts.

$276,512

$276,512

The North Shore Township

De-commission an over-capacitated local landfill site to improve solid waste disposal in the local community.

$292,125

$292,125

For more information on the individual projects, please direct your questions to the recipient listed above.

For more information on the Small Communities Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.


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