Bob Nault

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Kenora receives more than $80,000 to align asset strategy with climate change goals

“I am proud that Kenora is leading the way in finding efficient and innovative ways to plan, build, and maintain infrastructure.” – Nault

 (KENORA) Friday, December 1, 2017 – The Hon. Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced $80,500 in federal funding for the City of Kenora to refresh its existing asset management policy and undertake a risk assessment project for phase 2.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Climate and Asset Management Network delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

“I am proud that Kenora is leading the way in finding efficient and innovative ways to plan, build, and maintain infrastructure,” stated Nault. “Innovative green infrastructure projects contribute to a clean growth economy and ensure that communities are healthy and sustainable places to live.”

Through FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN), Kenora will take part in a two-year initiative that combines peer-learning opportunities, training, and funding to help them integrate climate change and sustainability goals systematically into decision-making about infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, and water and sanitation systems.

The C​ity of Kenora has taken a number of important steps on its own, including: community consultations and training, upgrading its strategic plan to incorporate climate change impacts, and implementing design changes in terms of roads and transportation infrastructure.

CAMN is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Quick facts:

– The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to support and encourage Canadian municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

– The Municipal Asset Management Program offers Canadian municipalities additional funding and training opportunities related to asset management and infrastructure planning.

Related Information:

FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network

FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program

            Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan

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To arrange an interview with the Hon. Bob Nault, please contact:

 Kenora Office:

Ryan Young

807-407-4362

bob.nault.c1@parl.gc.ca

 

Ottawa Office:

613-996-1161