Federal & Provincial Cash Will Support Curve Lake First Nation With Big Stormwater Project

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Picture: Curve Lake First Nation

CURVE LAKE: The Federal Government and the Ontario Government have announced funding for the Curve Lake Catch Basin and Roads Stormwater Improvements as part of its efforts to support families, businesses and communities.

Curve Lake First Nation (CLFN) is located approximately 25 kms northeast of Peterborough, Ontario.

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Chief Emily Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation were at a special event to announce the funding.

The cash infusion will support the improvement of drainage along Mississauga Road to reduce flooding on community roads, protect houses, and support proper stormwater management.

The project involves rehabilitating drainage and enhancing traffic flow along 14.2 kilometers of Mississauga Road. The work will involve replacing two stormwater catch basins and upgrading the road surface to improve water flow.

The improved system will reduce the risk of stormwater flooding by redirecting water run-off away from roads and people’s homes.

The Government of Canada is investing $580,902 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $141,972, while Curve Lake First Nation is contributing $51,662.

• Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

• The Government of Canada has invested more than $8 billion in over 2,700 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the Investing in Canada plan.

• To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemicresilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.

• Ontario is investing in the Green stream of ICIP addressing infrastructure in water, wastewater, and stormwater, disaster mitigation, and/or climate change.

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