NICKELBELT/GREATER SUDBURY August 11, 2017—The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protects and preserves the vital local infrastructure while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, that a new project in Killarney has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$61,904. The provincial government is providing $30,952 and the Municipality of Killarney will provide the balance of funding. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
Additionally, MP Serré announced a total investment of $30,707 through the federal Gas Tax Fund for the Municipality of Killarney. The GTF funding supports hundreds of local infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities.
Thanks to these investments, residents of Killarney will benefit from a survey and inspection of the sewage collection system to develop a work plan for required upgrades and repairs, as well as long –term funding to help ensure access to good middle class jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life.
“Today’s investments in Killarney will have a huge impact on the quality of life, improving key municipal services and boosting regional development for years to come. They are now essential parts of our communities. Our communities know what their needs and challenges are. They know what this place they call home deserves. And this funding will allow us to do whatever it takes to make it even greater! ”
Marc Serré, M.P. for Nickel Belt