Northern communities are getting help from the Manitoba Government in the ways of waste and water projects. Norway House, Berens River, Waterhen, Wabowden and Gods Lake Narrows will see a $30 million dollar investment in the communities.
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson announced the funds on Aug. 27.
“The Manitoba government is committed to the health of our communities in northern Manitoba,” Robinson noted in a press release. “This investment in waste and water infrastructure will ensure access to safe, clean drinking water for people in these communities and improve their quality of life for years to come.”$7 million of the funds will go to new waste-water facilities in Norway House, Cormorant, Matheson Island, Moose Lake, Pelican Rapids and Waterhen, while $12.2 million will go for water treatment places in Cormorant, Bissett, Manigotagan, Pelican Rapids, Sherridon and Thicket Portage. This will include new water and sewer lines and backup generators for the plants.The announcement, Robinson says, shows the Manitoba Government’s commitment to developing a safe, healthy, and sustainable Indigenous and northern communities, as well as community growth and future development. The province has invested close to $29 million for major infrastructure in northern communities over the past five years.