Canada and Yukon will be working together to upgrade and improve water treatment systems in the territory, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Minister of Community Services in Yukon Archie Lang announced this week.

Families in Ross River, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, the Village of Haines Junction, and the Village of Teslin will receive new water treatment initiatives. The upgrades will happen over the next two years at a total cost of approximately $10 million.

This money is part of the $182.9 million Yukon will receive from 2007 to 2014 under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, which is part of the Building Canada plan. The funding will address Yukon-wide infrastructure priority initiatives to help drive economic growth and productivity, and build strong, sustainable communities.

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