The Black River First Nation, located on the Eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg about 138 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital, has completed the expansion of its community water treatment plant. The Government of Canada contributed $7.38 million toward the project.
“Safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater facilities are vital to the health and safety of every community, but especially for First Nation communities like Black River,” said Black River First Nation Chief Frank Abraham. “The expansion of the water treatment plant will provide Black River First Nation with greater capacity, higher efficiency, and improved water quality, and will eliminate potential health and safety risks to our community members.”
“Our Government is committed to working with First Nations to support strong and healthy communities,” said Minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Bernard Valcourt. “We are pleased to work with Black River First Nation to upgrade the community’s water and wastewater facilities and we will continue to ensure that First Nations have the same access to safe, clean drinking water in their communities as all other Canadians.”