Infrastructure funding announced for riding

Press release

The Ontario government is providing over $5.9 million to help build and repair local infrastructure in Kenora – Rainy River. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that support economic recovery, growth and job creation.

“Today, our government has committed an additional $1 billion over the next five years to support small, rural and northern municipalities. This investment will create jobs, attract economic growth and investment, and make our communities the best places to live and grow,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora–Rainy River. “This year, Kenora–Rainy River will receive more than $5.9 million across 15 municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs and repair local roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.”

Today’s announcement is part of the government’s additional $1 billion investment to help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities. The multi-year funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and will bring the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion over the next five years.

Total investment in communities across Kenora – Rainy River are as follows:

MunicipalityPrevious Year (2021)2022 Grant
Township of Alberton$50,000$100,000
Township of Chapple$50,000$100,000
Township of Dawson$50,000$100,000
City of Dryden$666,969$1,190,328
Township of Emo$64,023$136,423
Town of Fort Frances$682,746$1,314,873
Township of Ignace$193,693$341,309
City of Kenora$831,156$1,787,706
Township of La Vallee$50,000$100,000
Township of Lake of the Woods$50,000$100,000
Township of Machin$65,298$127,251
Township of Morley$50,000$100,000
Town of Rainy River$145,918$267,415
Redditt Local Services Board$50,000$100,000
Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls$50,000