Curve Lake, Ontario, November 10, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health; it is also having a profound impact on the economy.
This is why the two orders of government are taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Chief Emily Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation announced funding for Curve Lake Catch Basin and Roads Stormwater Improvements.
This funding will support the improvement of drainage along Mississauga Road to reduce flooding on community roads, protect houses, and support proper stormwater management.
The project involves rehabilitating drainage and enhancing traffic flow along 14.2 kilometres of Mississauga Road. The work will involve replacing two stormwater catch basins and upgrading the road surface to improve water flow. The improved system will reduce the risk of storm water flooding by redirecting water run-off away from roads and people’s homes.
The Government of Canada is investing $580,902 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $141,972, while Curve Lake First Nation is contributing $51,662.