The Ontario PC Government has committed $10 million in funding for Sudbury and Nickel Belt by providing funding to help build, repair and sustain local roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
This year, the Sudbury and Nickel Belt area will receive more than $10.7 million to help address local community needs, the local Sudbury and Nickel Belt PC Riding Associations said in a recent news release.
In the release, the associations said the investment is part of the recently announced infrastructure funding to help support small, rural and northern communities.
“At a time when budgets have been seriously impacted by spending deficits, it’s encouraging to see that the PC Government has not forgotten – and is delivering on – its promise to help support Northern Ontario, particularly the Sudbury and Nickel Belt area,” said Catherine Muir, Sudbury riding association president.
“This investment will help develop much-needed local infrastructure projects and pave the way forward for our community to grow and thrive.”
Funding will come through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, which provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000 as well as all rural and northern communities.
Sudbury and Nickel Belt aren't the only northern ridings receiving investment through the fund. Funding is also going to:
- Algoma and Manitoulin: $3.9 million
- Timmins: $905,873
- Mushkegowuk-James Bay: $1.2 million
- Timiskaming Cochrane: $12.4 million
- Thunder Bay: $1.5 million
- Kiiwetinoong: $667,554
This funding builds on the PC Government’s commitment to Build Ontario Together and will bring benefits that will be felt across Northern Ontario.