Bob Nault

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Bob Nault

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PRESS RELEASE: Nault announces $27K FedNor investment in Wabigoon

(WABIGOON, ON) May 18, 2017 –  The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment for the community of Wabigoon.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding of $27,685 will enable the Local Services Board of Wabigoon to make improvements to its Memorial Hall.

“The Wabigoon Memorial Hall is an important hub for this community, hosting a broad range of activities and events for people of all ages,” stated Nault. “Our government’s investment, through FedNor, will help improve Wabigoon’s community facility to ensure that residents and visitors alike can continue to enjoy it for many years to come.”

Operated by the Wabigoon Memorial Hall Committee, the facility is an important gathering place for the community and is used to host a variety of activities and special events for citizens of all ages. Specifically, the funding will help extend the life of the facility and improve energy efficiency through the installation of HardiePlank exterior siding and LED light fixtures.

 Quotes

“The Government of Canada is proud to support communities in their efforts to rehabilitate existing infrastructure assets, such as the Wabigoon Memorial Hall, that deliver community and cultural benefits for all Canadians. Through CIP 150, we are helping to improve the facilities that bring local residents together and contribute to the community spirit.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

“The Local Services Board of Wabigoon and the Wabigoon Memorial Hall Committee are grateful for the funding we received through FedNor, which will enable us to move forward with renovations to the Wabigoon Hall. These much-needed improvements will give our community a lasting legacy and will ensure the facility continues to host a variety of community events, workshops and gatherings.”

Richard Wetelainen, Chair, Local Services Board of Wabigoon

 Quick facts

  • CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31, 2018.

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

Ottawa office:

Julian Morelli

bob.nault.a1@parl.gc.ca

(613) 222-6123

 

Kenora office:

Grace Protopapas

bob.nault.c1@parl.gc.ca

(807) 468-217