Government of Canada Invests to Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ON – FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $246,500 to support infrastructure improvements and help increase accessibility at three community assets in the Thunder Bay region. This FedNor investment will support three strategic initiatives led the City of Thunder Bay, Confederation College, and the Community Clothing Mission.

“Investing in local infrastructure is vital to the long-term growth and prosperity of our communities. Today’s announcement supports our government’s commitment to build strong and healthy communities that have quality and reliable infrastructure and facilities at the service of Canadians.” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, made this announcement today at Thunder Bay’s Centennial Botanical Conservatory. The FedNor funding was provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) which is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“I’m pleased that the Government of Canada recognizes the social and cultural significance of the three community assets that will be modernized thanks to today’s funding support. This is an important infrastructure investment that will ensure our community’s facilities are safe and accessible, and better reflect the cultural diversity of our fine city.” Keith Hobbs, Mayor, City of Thunder Bay

Quick Facts

  • CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.

 

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