Residents of Naicatchewenin First Nation, Big Grassy First Nation, and Fort Frances will benefit from important infrastructure investments thanks to funding from the government of Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.
Naicatchewenin First Nation will see improvements to their current wastewater management system, while Big Grassy First Nation will receive upgrades to their current water treatment plant. Fort Frances will benefit from the reconstruction of Colonization Road East, which will help keep pedestrians and motorists safe.
Ontario is investing $1.9 million in the three projects. Naicatchewenin First Nation, Big Grassy First Nation, and Fort Frances will be responsible for a portion of the cost of their projects.
The Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Through the program, Ontario is providing $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents.