RR/LoW get FedNor grants
RAINY RIVER, Ontario, January 29, 2013 — Across Northern Ontario, community and cultural centres, hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon begin repair and rehabilitation work thanks to support from the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced two projects in the Lake of the Woods region that will benefit from the Fund.
“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said Minister Clement. “By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.”
In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Plan identified $150 million over two years for the Fund to support projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.
The Town of Rainy River will receive $379,500 to replace aging water mains. An additional $20,650 will be used by the neighbouring Lake of the Woods Township to upgrade its community hall.
“On behalf of the residents of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods Township, I would like to thank the federal government for helping to ensure that key infrastructure in our communities will continue to meet the needs of our residents well into the future,” said Deborah Ewald, Mayor of Rainy River.