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$4M federal grant to expand Safe Water Project in NW Ontario First Nation communities


October 14, 2016
By Ground Water Canada

Dryden, Ont. – The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs has announced over $4 million in funding for an expansion of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Safe Water Project.

This expansion means that the project will now end boiling water advisories for 19 First Nation communities, the minister said in a news release.

In 2015-2016, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada provided $1.3 million for the KO Safe Water Project in five First Nations that eliminated long-term boil water advisories at Fort Severn First Nation, Deer Lake First Nation and Poplar Hill First Nation.

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