Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will support water and wastewater services in Haines Junction, Yukon.
Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Community Services, and Haines Junction Mayor Thomas Eckervogt announced joint funding for Phase Two of the Haines Junction Infrastructure Rehabilitation project.
“Investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities,” said Bagnell. “The Haines Junction infrastructure rehabilitation project is an example of federal and territorial governments working together to ensure Canadians have access to modern and reliable wastewater services.”
The Government of Canada is investing up to $4.5 million to this project through the Small Communities Fund, representing over two-thirds of the estimated $6 million total project cost. The Government of Yukon is investing up to $1.5 million in this project.
“This long-term investment in the health of our community is vital to the sustainability of our community,” said Mayor Eckervogt. “The Village of Haines Junction is grateful for the funds which have been dedicated to providing our community members with much needed new water and sewer infrastructure.”
The second phase of this project will improve underground water and wastewater mains and pipes, as well as road and drainage work on Macintosh Street, Auriol Street, Kluane Street, Logan Street, Martin Street, Steele Street, Lucania Street, Bates Street, Lowell Street and Kathleen Road.
“We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada to improve water and sewer infrastructure in Haines Junction,” said Streicker.
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