(Wauzhushk Onigum) Nov. 9, 2018 – Today, the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), along with Chief Christopher Skead from Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum (WON), and representatives from the city of Kenora, announced a federal investment of $7.2M for WON’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Nault made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services.
“Today’s funding is for the construction of water and wastewater connections between the city of Kenora and WON. This will bring clean water and wastewater services to the community and will have significant positive economic and social impacts in the community, Kenora, and surrounding areas,” stated Nault.
Canada committed to fund the design and construction of water and wastewater connections between Wauzhushk Onigum Nation and the City of Kenora. Once completed, the project will provide safe drinking water to all 377 residents that live on reserve and will eliminate two long-term drinking water advisories.
“This is a big step in the right direction for the Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum and I am pleased to celebrate with them on this momentous occasion. I would like to congratulate Chief Skead, his council, and all others involved in seeing this project through,” concluded Nault. “I look forward to the positive changes this investment will bring to the community.”
- “We are excited to be making progress on this project and we are happy to have the Government of Canada and the City of Kenora working alongside us. Completion of this project will provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water for our growing community and economy, now and for future generations.”
– Chief Christopher Skead – Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation
Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum
- Wauzhushk Onigum Nation is located approximately 3 kilometres southeast of Kenora.
- The design phase of the project is now underway.
- Construction is expected to commence in January 2019 and it is anticipated that all work will be completed by fall 2019.
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