RAINY RIVER—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. That's why the Governments of Canada and Ontario are taking decisive action to help families, businesses and communities as they adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the creation of good, middle class jobs.

Today, Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure; and Deborah Julie Ewald, Mayor of Rainy River announced funding for improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure. 

These upgrades will result in better water distribution and fire protection and more reliable wastewater service for the residents of Rainy River. To support this project, the Government of Canada is investing $1,135,000 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Ontario is providing $945,739 and the Town of Rainy River is contributing $756,761.

The project involves replacing 760 metres of water distribution lines and 570 metres of wastewater collection lines on Second Street and Broadway Avenue. The work will also involve the installation of three new fire hydrants along with new sanitary sewer connections and manholes.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to ensure the safety and resiliency of communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.