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Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and Yukon announce joint-funding for infrastructure projects

The governments of Canada and Yukon are announcing funding for five infrastructure projects in communities in the territory under the New Building Canada Fund's Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada will contribute up to $4,387,500 for the five projects, which have a total eligible cost of $5,850,000.

The Small Communities Fund provides support for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across Canada that have fewer than 100,000 residents. 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:

MunicipalityProject TitleTotal Cost*

Village of Carmacks

Carmacks Sewage System


Faro, Watson Lake, Haines Junction (via Government of Yukon)

Solid Waste Improvements in Faro, Watson Lake and Haines Junction


Village of Teslin

Teslin Drainage and Road Upgrades


City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse Groundwater Protection Project


City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse McLean Lake Connector Road


*Total estimated project cost.

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