NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 10, 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 two new projects in Markstay-Warren have 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—$50,000. The provincial government is providing $25,000, and the Municipality of Markstay-Warren 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 $139,672 through the federal Gas Tax Fund for the Municipality of Markstay-Warren. 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 Markstay-Warren will benefit from the design and construction of a new stormwater outlet, the replacement of two aging 10 horsepower lift pumps to increase Warren sewage station reliability, 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.
“From important local projects likes the ones we’re celebrating today, to many more on the way, we will build 21st century infrastructure that both prepare our communities to meet the unique challenges of today and ensures their prosperity for generations to come. These investments will help strengthen our communities and help their families and businesses to thrive, excel and innovate.”
-Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
Marc Serré, Député Nickel Belt